On 5/10/17 04:38, Kyotaro HORIGUCHI wrote:
> Hi. While I read the documentation I found the following
> description about some columns in pg_stat_bgwriter.
> https://www.postgresql.org/docs/devel/static/monitoring-stats.html#pg-stat-bgwriter-view
> This table shows cluster-global values, not per-backend values.
>> maxwritten_clean:
>>   Number of times the background writer stopped a cleaning scan
>>   because it had written too many buffers
>> buffers_backend:
>>   Number of buffers written directly by a backend
>> buffers_backend_fsync:
>>   Number of times a backend had to execute its own fsync call
>>   (normally the background writer handles those even when the
>>   backend does its own write)
> Since the values are the summary in a cluster, the 'a backend's
> in the last two seems wrong *to me*. I suppose the 'a backend'
> should be just 'backends' or 'backends other than the background
> writer' (This seems a bit verbose.).

The text looks correct to me as it currently stands.  Your alternative
phrasings are also correct.  But there is no need to change this, I think.

Peter Eisentraut              http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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