Tom Lane wrote:
Andrew Dunstan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
Nearly everyone seems to agree that the default for max_fsm_pages is
woefully low, so I would like to have the default for this set
unconditionally to 200,000 rather than 20,000. The cost would be
just over 1Mb of shared memory, if the docs are correct.
Alternatively, we could put this into the mix that is calculated by
initdb, scaling it linearly with shared_buffers (but with the
default still at 200,000).
I would also like to propose a more modest increase in
max_connections and shared_buffers by a factor of 3.
I don't mind having initdb try larger values to see if they work, but
if you are suggesting that we try to force adoption of larger settings
I'll resist it.
OK, works for me. The only thing I suggested might be set in stone was
max_fsm_pages; I always envisioned the others being tested as now by
"Factor of three" seems mighty weird. The existing numbers (100 and
at least have the defensibility of being round.
What numbers would you like? If what I suggested seems odd, how about
targets of 400 connections, 4000 shared_buffers and 200,000
Here's a patch that does what I had in mind. On my modest workstation it
tops out at 400 connections and 2500/125000
shared_buffers/max_fsm_pages. An idle postmaster with these settings
consumed less than 4% of the 380Mb of memory, according to top, making
it still dwarfed by X, mozilla, apache and amavisd among other memory hogs.
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