Robert Haas escribió:
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 4:56 AM, Heikki Linnakangas
> <> wrote:

> > Speaking of the functionality this does offer, it seems pretty limited. A
> > commit timestamp is nice, but it isn't very interesting on its own. You
> > really also want to know what the transaction did, who ran it, etc. ISTM
> > some kind of a auditing or log-parsing system that could tell you all that
> > would be much more useful, but this patch doesn't get us any closer to that.
> For what it's worth, I think that this has been requested numerous
> times over the years by numerous developers of replication solutions.
> My main question (apart from whether or not it may have bugs) is
> whether it makes a noticeable performance difference.  If it does,
> that sucks.  If it does not, maybe we ought to enable it by default.

I expect it will have some performance impact -- this is why we made it
disable-able in the first place, and why I went to the trouble of
ensuring it can be turned on after initdb.  Normal pg_clog entries are 2
bits per transaction, whereas the commit timestamp stuff adds 12 *bytes*
per transaction.  Not something to be taken lightly, hence it's off by
default.  Presumably people who is using one of those replication
systems is okay with taking some (reasonable) performance hit.

Álvaro Herrera      
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training & Services

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