On Friday 15 June 2007 13:29, Greg Smith wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jun 2007, Umar Farooq wrote:
> > Surprisingly, no matter what type of query I execute, when I use strace
> > to monitor the system calls generated they turn out to be the same for
> > ALL sorts of queries.
> How are you calling strace?  The master postgres progress forks off new
> processes for each of the clients, you need to make sure you include stats
> from all of them as well to get anything.
> I normally use
> strace -c -f -p [main postgres process]
> which is helpful to collecte basic info, but even that's not quite right;
> you don't get the work done by the other proceses (logger, writer, stats
> collector).  To get everything, you need to start some process that you
> attach strace to like this, then have that process start the server.
> I haven't found strace to be a great tool for this type of work.  You
> might take at look at systemtap instead (
> http://sourceware.org/systemtap/wiki ) which is a bit immature but is
> going the right direction.
> I will now bow my head and wait for someone to suggest you move to an OS
> that supports dtrace.

You know that's what I was thinking :-)

Robert Treat
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