Andrew Sullivan wrote:
On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 09:50:49AM +0100, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:

dynamics change. But we must also keep in mind that average DBA doesn't change any settings, and might not even be able or allowed to. That means the defaults should work reasonably well without tweaking the OS settings.

Do you mean "change the OS settings" or something else?  (I'm not
sure it's true in any case, because shared memory kernel settings
have to be fiddled with in many instances, but I thought I'd ask for

Yes, that's what I meant. An average DBA is not likely to change OS settings.

You're right on the shmmax setting, though.

  Heikki Linnakangas

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