* Andreas Karlsson (andr...@proxel.se) wrote:
> On 01/21/2017 04:48 PM, Stephen Frost wrote:
> >* Fujii Masao (masao.fu...@gmail.com) wrote:
> >>If the performance overhead by the checksums is really negligible,
> >>we may be able to get rid of wal_log_hints parameter, as well.
> >
> >Prior benchmarks showed it to be on the order of a few percent, as I
> >recall, so I'm not sure that we can say it's negligible (and that's not
> >why Magnus was proposing changing the default).
> It might be worth looking into using the CRC CPU instruction to
> reduce this overhead, like we do for the WAL checksums. Since that
> is a different algorithm it would be a compatibility break and we
> would need to support the old algorithm for upgraded clusters..


I'd be all for removing the option and requiring checksums if we do that
and it turns out that the performance hit ends up being less than 1%.



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