On Thursday 03 April 2008 19:08, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> >> Theo Schlossnagle wrote:
> >>> First whack at exposing the start and finish checkpoint times into
> >>> SQL.
> >>
> >> Why is that useful?
> >
> > For knowing how long checkpoints are taking. If they are taking too
> > long you may need to adjust your bgwriter settings, and it is a
> > serious drag to parse postgresql logs for this info.
> Even if this were true, surely the answer is to improve the logging.

Exposing everything into the log files isn't always sufficient (says the guy 
who maintains a remote admin tool)

Robert Treat
Build A Brighter LAMP :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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