Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> > Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
> >> I ran two 24h test runs with DBT-2, one with the patch and one without.
> >> To get comparable, predictable results, I turned autovacuum off and run
> >> a manual vacuum in a loop on the stock-table alone.
> >> As expected, the steady-state of the stock table is smaller with the
> >> patch. But only by ~2%, that's slightly less than I expected.
> >> But what surprises me is that response times went up a with the patch. I
> >> don't know why.
> > Maybe because of increased contention of ProcArrayLock? (I assume you
> > are using that, althought I haven't seen the patch)
> I am, but I doubt that's it. The response times are dominated by I/O, so
> any increase in lock contention would hardly show up. And the patch is
> only adding one GetOldestXmin call every 1000 scanned pages, which is
> nothing compared to the thousands of GetSnapshot calls the normal
> transactions are issuing per minute.
> The patch must have changed the I/O pattern in some subtle way.
So are you stopping work on the patch? I assume so.
Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://momjian.us
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