On 28 Aug 2003 at 10:02, Russell Garrett wrote:

> The web site queries will jump up one or two orders of magnitude (I have
> seen a normally 100ms query take in excess of 30 seconds) in duration at
> seemingly random points. It's not always when the transactions are
> committing, and it doesn't seem to be during checkpointing either. The same
> thing happens with WAL switched off. It appears to happen the first time the
> query runs after a while. If I run the same query immediately afterwards, it
> will take the normal amount of time.

Looks like it got flushed out of every type of cache and IO scheduler could not 
deliver immediately because of other loads...


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