On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 3:34 PM, Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 03:39:51PM -0700, Kevin Grittner wrote:
>> Josh Berkus <j...@agliodbs.com> wrote:
>> > On 10/11/2013 01:11 PM, Bruce Momjian wrote:
>> >> In summary, I think we need to:
>> >>
>> >> *  decide on new defaults for work_mem and maintenance_work_mem
>> >> *  add an initdb flag to allow users/packagers to set shared_bufffers?
>> >> *  add an autovacuum_work_mem setting?
>> >> *  change the default for temp_buffers?
>> >
>> > If we're changing defaults, bgwriter_lru_maxpages and vacuum_cost_limit
>> > could also use a bump; those thresholds were set for servers with < 1GB
>> > of RAM.
>> +1 on those.
>> Also, I have often had to bump cpu_tuple_cost into the 0.03 to 0.05
>> range to get a good plan.  In general, this makes the exact
>> settings of *_page_cost less fussy, and I have hit situations where
>> I was completely unable to get a good plan to emerge without
>> bumping cpu_tuple_cost relative to the other cpu costs.  I know that
>> it's possible to engineer a workload that shows any particular cost
>> adjustment to make things worse, but in real-life production
>> environments I have never seen an increase in this range make plan
>> choice worse.
> So, would anyone like me to create patches for any of these items before
> we hit 9.4 beta?  We have added autovacuum_work_mem, and increasing
> work_mem and maintenance_work_mem by 4x is a simple operation.  Not sure
> about the others.  Or do we just keep this all for 9.5?

I don't think anyone objected to increasing the defaults for work_mem
and maintenance_work_mem by 4x, and a number of people were in favor,
so I think we should go ahead and do that.  If you'd like to do the
honors, by all means!

The current bgwriter_lru_maxpages value limits the background writer
to a maximum of 4MB/s.  If one imagines shared_buffers = 8GB, that
starts to seem rather low, but I don't have a good feeling for what a
better value would be.

The current vacuum cost delay settings limit autovacuum to about
2.6MB/s.  I am inclined to think we need a rather large bump there,
like 10x, but maybe it would be more prudent to do a smaller bump,
like say 4x, to avoid changing the default behavior too dramatically
between releases.  IOW, I guess I'm proposing raising
vacuum_cost_limit from 200 to 800.

I don't really know about cpu_tuple_cost.  Kevin's often advocated
raising it, but I haven't heard anyone else advocate for that.  I
think we need data points from more people to know whether or not
that's a good idea in general.

Robert Haas
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