On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 9:03 AM, Joshua D. Drake <j...@commandprompt.com>wrote:

> On 10/17/2013 08:55 AM, Kevin Grittner wrote:
>> Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>  I still think my previous proposal of increasing the defaults for
>>> work_mem and maintenance_work_mem by 4X would serve many more
>>> people well than it would serve poorly.  I haven't heard anyone
>>> disagree with that notion.  Does anyone disagree?  Should we do
>>> it?
>> I think that it makes sense to do that.  Those are still reasonable
>> defaults for a machine with 2GB of RAM, maybe even with less.
>> We're talking about putting this only in a release that will come
>> out in 2014.  How many machines used for a database server that new
>> will have less than that?
> A lot. A whole lot, more than what most people have in production with
> more than that. You are forgetting a very large segment of the population
> who run... VMs.
> Why don't we just have 3 default config files:
> 2GB memory
> 4GB memory
> 8GB memory

But what would go in each of those files?  Once we agree on what would be
in them, why not just have a continuous knob that does that same thing?

Would your suggestion for the 2GB file have work_mem be at least 4 MB?



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