On Fri, 2007-04-06 at 02:53 -0400, Greg Smith wrote:
> If you compare how Oracle handles their writes and checkpoints to the 
> Postgres code, it's obvious they have a different architecture that 
> enables them to support sync writing usefully.  I'd recommend the
> Database 
> Writer Process section of 
> http://www.lc.leidenuniv.nl/awcourse/oracle/server.920/a96524/c09procs.htm 
> as an introduction for those not familiar with that; it's interesting 
> reading for anyone tinking with background writer code.

Oracle does have a different checkpointing technique and we know it is
patented, so we need to go carefully there, especially when directly
referencing documentation.

  Simon Riggs             
  EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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