Peter Eisentraut wrote:
One frequent source of confusion are the different units that the parameters in postgresql.conf use. shared_buffers is in 8 kB, work_mem is in 1 kB; bgwriter_delay is in milliseconds, checkpoint_warning is in seconds. Obviously, we can't change that without inconveniencing a lot of users.

I think it would be useful to allow units to be added to these settings, for example


I haven't thought yet how to parse or implement this, but would people find this useful?


I'd find this useful myself, and I think it would eliminate many mistakes by newer admins.


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