Thanks for your comments !
> On our project, when the power is out, we aren't receiving data
anyways... just my two cents.
I am sorry, but I do not know how I can appropriately answer since I do
not understand what you would like to ask me in this sentence. I
understand that you have a project with UPS, and when the power failure
occurs on UPS, suddenly your system cannot get data. Is my understanding
right ? If so, then I agree with you and the reliability and durability
of UPS is mandatory for your system.
> on a side note, would putting the wal on a tmpfs partition give you
There are two differences between Sigres method and tmpfs with UPS method.
Even if you use tmpfs, your system executes XLogWrite which includes
Since write() is heavy system call, Sigres would be slightly faster than
Even if you use tmpfs, your system lock/release XLogWriteLock while
Although the frequency of XLogWriteLock accesses is lower than
ignoring XLogWriteLock improves the performance especially in many core
I think it would be great to have this kind of functionality built
into postgres (optional and disabled by default of course) I use
postgres mainly for its querying and concurrency features (a 10x
increase in insert/update speed would be phenomenal) I know most
people need 100% data integrity but as Hideyuki pointed out we all
don't need 100%. On our project, when the power is out, we aren't
receiving data anyways... just my two cents. on a side note, would
putting the wal on a tmpfs partition give you something similar?
On 2/10/07, *Joshua D. Drake* <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
<mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>> wrote:
Hideyuki Kawashima wrote:
> The reason why I made the Sigres is, the advances of recent non
> memories. Just now we do not usually use non volatile memories.
> the near future, situation would change. I think if a non volatile
> memories can be considered as a persistence device, PostgreSQL WAL
> mechanism should be modified.
> However, I do not use such devices usually. Thus I made Sigres which
> requires UPS.
This is actually very interesting. We ( www.commandprompt.com
<http://www.commandprompt.com>) have had
several customers ask us how we can make PostgreSQL more reasonable
within a flash environment.
I agree with you that in the future you will see many such databases
including PostgreSQL living on these devices.
Tom? What do you think? Is there some room for movement here
postgresql.conf to make something like sigres usable within PostgreSQL
> Currently I have just ignored XLogWrite and WALWriteLock, but a
> of mine (a Japanese great hacker of PostgreSQL) has more idea to
> WAL if a battery supplied memory can be considered as a
We are coming up very quickly on a feature freeze for the next version
of PostgreSQL. If... we can has something out quickly enough and in a
thought out fashion, the hackers may be willing to accept a patch for
8.3.. If not there is always 8.4..
Joshua D. Drake
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