Note that most people are now moving away from raw devices for databases
in most applicaitons. The relatively small performance gain isn't worth
the hassles.

On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 12:27:27PM +0200, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 08:58:01AM +0100, Matt Clark wrote:
> > I suppose I'm just idly wondering really.  Clearly it's against PG
> > philosophy to build an FS or direct IO management into PG, but now it's so
> > relatively easy to plug filesystems into the main open-source Oses, It
> > struck me that there might be some useful changes to, say, XFS or ext3, that
> > could be made that would help PG out.
> This really sounds like a poor replacement for just making PostgreSQL use raw
> devices to me. (I have no idea why that isn't done already, but presumably it
> isn't all that easy to get right. :-) )
> /* Steinar */
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