Shridhar Daithankar wrote:
On 7 Aug 2003 at 10:05, Yaroslav Mazurak wrote:
It needs to reflect how much cache the system is using - try the "free" command to see figures.
I'm not found "free" utility on FreeBSD 4.7. :(
Grr.. I don't like freeBSD for it's top output.Active/inactive/Wired.. Grr.. why can't it be shared buffered and cached? Same goes for HP-UX top. Looking at it one gets hardly any real information.. Anyway that's just me..
Grr... I don't like PostgreSQL for it's memory usage parameters. In Sybase ASA, I say for example: "use 64Mb RAM for cache". I don't worry about data in this cache - this may be queries, sort areas, results etc. I think that server know better about it's memory requirements. I know that Sybase *use*, and use *only this* memory and don't trap with "Memory exhausted" error.
I'm not remember 700 minutes queries (more complex that my query), following with "memory exhausted" error, on Sybase.
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Top on freeBSD seems pretty unintuituive em but if you find any documentation on that, that would help you. (Haven't booted in freeBSD in ages so no data out of my head..)
You can try various sysctls on freeBSD. Basicalyl idea is to find out how much of memory is used and how much is cached. FreeBSD must be providing that one in some form..
IIRC there is a limit on filesystem cache on freeBSD. 300MB by default. If that is the case, you might have to raise it to make effective_cache_size really effective..
"Try various sysctls" says nothing for me. I want use *all available RAM* (of course, without needed for OS use) for PostgreSQL.
While idle time top says:
Mem: 14M Active, 1944K Inact, 28M Wired, 436K Cache, 48M Buf, 331M Free Swap: 368M Total, 17M Used, 352M Free, 4% Inuse
After 1 minute of "EXPLAIN ANALYZE SELECT SUM(showcalc('B00204', dd, r020, t071)) FROM v_file02wide WHERE a011 = 3 AND inrepdate(data) AND b030 IN (SELECT b030 FROM dov_bank WHERE dov_bank_box_22(box) IN ('NL', 'NM')) AND r030 = 980;" executing:
Mem: 64M Active, 17M Inact, 72M Wired, 436K Cache, 48M Buf, 221M Free Swap: 368M Total, 3192K Used, 365M Free
PID USERNAME PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME WCPU CPU COMMAND 59063 postgres 49 0 65560K 55492K RUN 1:06 94.93% 94.63% postgres
After 12 minutes of query executing:
Mem: 71M Active, 17M Inact, 72M Wired, 436K Cache, 48M Buf, 214M Free Swap: 368M Total, 3192K Used, 365M Free
PID USERNAME PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME WCPU CPU COMMAND 59063 postgres 56 0 73752K 62996K RUN 12:01 99.02% 99.02% postgres
I suspect that swap-file size is too small for my query... but query isn't too large, about 8K rows only. :-|
With best regards Yaroslav Mazurak.
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