On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 09:01:41PM -0600, Jim Nasby wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2007, at 6:53 PM, Kenneth Marshall wrote:
> >The default should
> >be approximately the OS standard read-ahead amount.
> Is there anything resembling a standard across the OSes we support?  
> Better yet, is there a standard call that allows you to find out what  
> the read-ahead setting is?
> --
> Jim Nasby                                            [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Not that I am aware of. Even extending the relation by one additional
block can make a big difference in performance and should easily fall
within every read-ahead in use today. Or a GUC variable, that defaults
to a small power of 2 number of PostgreSQL blocks, with a default arrived
at by testing.


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