On 9/23/14 10:29 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> Votes or no votes, that's a horrible idea; it breaks the design goal
> that users shouldn't need to remember the precise unit size when making
> postgresql.conf entries.

I think this is not historically correct.

The original motivation was that you had to remember what the units on

shared_buffers = 37

were, and that it was different units than

work_mem = 37

That's independent of the question whether

shared_buffers = 250kB

might be rejected or not.

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