On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 20:40 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> "Simon Riggs" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > That was understood; in the above example I agree you need to flush. If
> > you don't pass a truncation point, you don't need to flush whether or
> > not you actually truncate. So we don't need to flush *every* time,
> OK, but does that actually do much of anything for your performance
> complaint?  Just after GlobalXmin has passed a truncation point, *every*
> vacuum the system does will start performing a flush-n-fsync, which
> seems like exactly what you didn't like.  If the syncs were spread out
> in time for different rels then maybe this idea would help, but AFAICS
> they won't be.

Makes sense, so we shouldn't do it that way after all.

Are you OK with the other patches I've submitted? My understanding was
that you're gonna have a look at those and this general area? I don't
want to hold up the release because of a PITR patch.

Feedback welcome ;-)

  Simon Riggs             
  EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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