On Mon, 26 Mar 2007, ITAGAKI Takahiro wrote:
I'm assuming checkpoints are triggered by timeout in normal use -- and
it's my recommended configuration whether the patch is installed or not.
I'm curious what other people running fairly serious hardware do in this
area for write-heavy loads, whether it's timeout or segment limits that
normally trigger their checkpoints.
I'm testing on a slightly different class of machine than your sample
results, something that is in the 1500 TPS range running the pgbench test
you describe. Running that test, I always hit the checkpoint_segments
wall well before any reasonable timeout. With 64 segments, I get a
checkpoint every two minutes or so.
There's something I'm working on this week that may help out other people
trying to test your patch out. I've put together some simple scripts that
graph (patched) pgbench results, which make it very easy to see what
changes when you alter the checkpoint behavior. Edges are still rough but
the scripts work for me, will be polishing and testing over the next few
(Note that the example graphs there aren't from the production system I
mentioned above, they're from my server at home, which is similar to the
system your results came from).
* Greg Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.gregsmith.com Baltimore, MD
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