On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 11:21 PM, hzzhangjiazhi
> I think this parameter will be usefull when the storage using RAID
> stripe , otherwise turn up this parameter is meaningless when only has one
Not at all. Especially on EBS, where keeping a relatively full queue
is necessary to get max thoughput out of the drive.
Problem is, if you're scanning a highly correlated index, the
mechanism is counterproductive. I had worked on some POC patches for
correcting that, I guess I could work something out, but it's
low-priority for me. Especially since it's actually a kernel "bug" (or
shortcoming), that could be fixed in the kernel rather than worked
around by postgres.