On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 21:45, Tom Lane wrote:
> Jan Wieck <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > What do you think about my other theory to make C actually 2x effective 
> > cache size and NOT to keep T1 in shared buffers but to assume T1 lives 
> > in the OS buffer cache?
> What will you do when initially fetching a page?  It's not supposed to
> go directly into T2 on first use, but we're going to have some
> difficulty accessing a page that's not in shared buffers.  I don't think
> you can equate the T1/T2 dichotomy to "is in shared buffers or not".

Yes, there are issues there. I want Jan to follow his thoughts through.
This is important enough that its worth it - there's only a few even
attempting this.

> You could maybe have a T3 list of "pages that aren't in shared buffers
> anymore but we think are still in OS buffer cache", but what would be
> the point?  It'd be a sufficiently bad model of reality as to be pretty
> much useless for stats gathering, I'd think.

The OS cache is in many ways a wild horse, I agree. Jan is trying to
think of ways to harness it, whereas I had mostly ignored it - but its
there. Raw disk usage never allowed this opportunity.

For high performance systems, we can assume that the OS cache is ours to
play with - what will we do with it? We need to use it for some
purposes, yet would like to ignore it for others.

Best Regards, Simon Riggs

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