On 06/01/2016 02:21 PM, Robert Haas wrote:
> If you lined up ten people in a room all of whom were competent
> database professionals and none of whom knew anything about PostgreSQL
> and asked them to guess what a setting called work_mem does and what a
> setting called max_parallel_degree does, I will wager you $5 that
> they'd do better on the second one.  Likewise, I bet the guesses for
> max_parallel_degree would be closer to the mark than the guesses for
> maintenance_work_mem or replacement_sort_tuples or commit_siblings or
> bgwriter_lru_multiplier.

Incidentally, the reason I didn't jump into this thread until the
patches showed up is that I don't think it actually matters what the
parameters are named.  They're going to require documentation
regardless, parallism just isn't something people grok instinctively.

I care about how the parameters *work*, and whether that's consistent
across our various resource management settings.

Josh Berkus
Red Hat OSAS
(any opinions are my own)

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