Hello, Let me comment on this patch.
It can be applied on head of the master branch, built and run regression test successfully. What this patch tries to do is quite simple and obvious. It suggests operating system to distribute physical pages to every numa nodes on allocation. One thing I concern is, it may conflict with numa-balancing features that is supported in the recent Linux kernel; that migrates physical pages according to the location of tasks which references the page beyond the numa zone. # I'm not sure whether it is applied on shared memory region. # Please correct me if I misunderstood. But it looks to me # physical page in shared memory is also moved. http://events.linuxfoundation.org/sites/events/files/slides/summit2014_riel_chegu_w_0340_automatic_numa_balancing_0.pdf Probably, interleave policy should work well on OLTP workload. How about OLAP workload if physical pages are migrated by operating system transparently to local node? In OLAP case, less concurrency is required, but a query run complicated logic (usually including full-scan) on a particular CPU. Isn't it make sense to have a GUC to control the numa policy. In some cases, it makes sense to allocate physical memory according to operating system's choice. Thanks, 2014-06-11 2:34 GMT+09:00 Kevin Grittner <kgri...@ymail.com>: > Josh Berkus <j...@agliodbs.com> wrote: >> On 06/08/2014 03:45 PM, Kevin Grittner wrote: >>> By default, the OS cache and buffers are allocated in the memory >>> node with the shortest "distance" from the CPU a process is >>> running on. >> >> Note that this will stop being the default in future Linux kernels. >> However, we'll have to deal with the old ones for some time to come. > > I was not aware of that. Thanks. Do you have a URL handy? > > In any event, that is the part of the problem which I think falls > into the realm of packagers and/or sysadmins; a patch for that > doesn't seem sensible, given how cpusets are implemented. I did > figure we would want to add some documentation around it, though. > Do you agree that is worthwhile? > > -- > Kevin Grittner > EDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com > The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company > > > -- > Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) > To make changes to your subscription: > http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers -- KaiGai Kohei <kai...@kaigai.gr.jp> -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers