On 2014-08-13 09:51:58 +0530, Amit Kapila wrote:
> Overall, the main changes required in patch as per above feedback
> are:
> 1. add an additional counter for the number of those
> allocations not satisfied from the free list, with a
> name like buffers_alloc_clocksweep.
> 2. Autotune the low and high threshold values for buffers
> in freelist. In the patch, I have kept them as hard-coded
> values.
> 3. For populating freelist, have a separate process (bgreclaim)
> instead of doing it by bgwriter.

I'm not convinced that 3) is the right way to go to be honest. Seems
like a huge bandaid to me.


Andres Freund

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