Heikki Linnakangas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> The number of buffers evicted by normal backends in a bgwriter_delay 
> period is simple to keep track of, just increase a counter in 
> StrategyGetBuffer and reset it when bgwriter wakes up. We can use that 
> as an estimate of X with some safety margin.

You'd want some kind of moving-average smoothing in there, probably with
a lot shorter ramp-up than ramp-down time constant, but this seems
reasonable enough to try.

                        regards, tom lane

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