Greg Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Since the whole background writer setup is kind of complicated, the other 
> thing I was working on is writing a guide on how to use the new 
> pg_stat_bgwriter information to figure out if you need to increase 
> bgwriter_[all|lru]_pages (and the other parameters too).  It makes it much 
> easier to write that if you can say "You can safely set 
> bgwriter_lru_maxpages high because it only writes what it needs to based 
> on your usage".

If you can write something like that, why do we need the parameter at all?

                        regards, tom lane

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