On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 01:05:13PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
> >> What re-architecting would be needed?
> > I'm asking that it be admitted that it has not been looked at. Not
> > seriously. Nor is this unique to PostgreSQL. I expect the performance
> > for Linux applications in general to slowly improve on 64-bit
> > processors as more and more people begin to use it. I recall a few
> > threads on other mailing lists where the primary developers admitted
> > to not having ready access to a 64-bit machine. Until they do, the
> > chance that these applications are hand-tuned for 64-bit is unlikely.
> What you seem to be asking for is that we engage in a lot of
> machine-specific tuning for some particular processor or other.
> That has not happened and will not happen. This project believes
> in portable code, not "optimized for Xeon-of-the-month" code.
I'm asking for a statement such as the above, that you provide. :-)
The question was whether PostgreSQL was optimized for 64-bit Linux.
The answer is "not specifically".
The answer is quite acceptable to me. It's not the original answer that
was given to the original poster though... :-)
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