>From past few weeks, we were facing some performance degradation in the
read-only performance bench marks in high-end machines.  My colleague
Mithun, has tried by reverting commit ac1d794 which seems to degrade the
performance in HEAD on high-end m/c's as reported previously[1], but still
we were getting degradation, then we have done some profiling to see what
has caused it  and we found that it's mainly caused by spin lock when
called via pin/unpin buffer and then we tried by reverting commit 6150a1b0
which has recently changed the structures in that area and it turns out
that reverting that patch, we don't see any degradation in performance.
The important point to note is that the performance degradation doesn't
occur every time, but if the tests are repeated twice or thrice, it
is easily visible.

m/c details
24 cores,192 hardware threads
RAM - 492GB

Non-default postgresql.conf settings-

scale_factor - 300

Performance at commit 43cd468cf01007f39312af05c4c92ceb6de8afd8 is 469002 at
64-client count and then at 6150a1b08a9fe7ead2b25240be46dddeae9d98e1, it
went down to 200807.  This performance numbers are median of 3 15-min
pgbench read-only tests.  The similar data is seen even when we revert the
patch on latest commit.  We have yet to perform detail analysis as to why
the commit 6150a1b08a9fe7ead2b25240be46dddeae9d98e1 lead to degradation,
but any ideas are welcome.

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With Regards,
Amit Kapila.
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com

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