Josh Berkus wrote:
> Bruce,
> 
> > Agreed.  Text added to install docs:
> >
> >    <para>
> >     By default, <productname>PostgreSQL</> is configured to run on minimal
> >     hardware.  This allows it to start up with almost any hardware
> >     configuration. However, the default configuration is not designed for
> >     optimum performance. To achieve optimum performance, several server
> >     variables must be adjusted, the two most common being
> >     <varname>shared_buffers</varname> and <varname> sort_mem</varname>
> >     mentioned in <![%standalone-include[the documentation]]>
> >     <![%standalone-ignore[<xref
> > linkend="runtime-config-resource-memory">]]>. Other parameters in
> > <![%standalone-include[the documentation]]> <![%standalone-ignore[<xref
> > linkend="runtime-config-resource">]]> also affect performance.
> >    </para>
> 
> What would you think of adding a condensed version of my and Shridhar's guide 
> to the install docs?  I think I can offer a 3-paragraph version which would 
> cover the major points of setting PostgreSQL.conf.

Yes, I think that is a good idea --- now, does it go in the install
docs, or in the docs next to each GUC item?

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