On Fri, 2007-07-13 at 14:00 -0500, Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2007 at 07:11:54PM +0100, Simon Riggs wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-07-13 at 12:38 -0500, Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> > > One question... can operations that shortcut the WAL by fsyncing direct
> > > to disk also use async commit? I suspect the answer is an implicit "no"
> > > because the only examples I can think of all involve DDL, but it's
> > > probably worth spelling that out...
> > 
> > They can, but the WAL-avoiding ops are all designed for bulk ops, so
> > you'll get something like 0.0001% benefit by using async commit for
> > them.
> Yeah, I knew it wouldn't help much, I just wasn't clear on what the
> effect would be. I guess I'm also a bit confused... the only shortcut I
> know of (COPY into a table created in the same transaction) involves
> creating files, so it would be ineligible for async commit, or are there
> other shortcuts? Do we list the shortcuts anywhere in the docs?

Wrote that too...

> > Thanks for reading.
> Thanks for writing. :)
  Simon Riggs
  EnterpriseDB  http://www.enterprisedb.com

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