On Fri, 2007-10-05 at 11:24 +0100, Gregory Stark wrote:
> "Simon Riggs" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Asynchronous Commit allows some transactions to commit faster than
> > others, offering a trade-off between performance and durability for
> > specific transaction types only
> A lot of users will be confused about what asynchronous commit does. I think
> it's important to be consistently precise when describing it. 
> It doesn't allow commits to be any faster, what it does is "allow clients to
> start a new transaction and continue working without waiting for their
> previous commit to complete". Saying something like "This allows high volumes
> of short transactions such as typical web sites to run more efficiently and
> with fewer connections" might also help clarify the use case it helps.

The general shape of the overview was what I was looking at. 

I agree with your specific comment.

  Simon Riggs
  2ndQuadrant  http://www.2ndQuadrant.com

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