Curt Sampson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On Sun, 24 Oct 2004, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Considering that the available numbers suggest we could win just a few
>> percent...

> I must confess that I was completely unaware of these "numbers." Where
> do I find them?

The only numbers I've seen that directly bear on the question is
the oprofile results that Josh recently put up for the DBT-3 benchmark,
which showed the kernel copy-to-userspace and copy-from-userspace
subroutines eating a percent or two apiece of the total runtime.
I don't have the URL at hand but it was posted just a few days ago.
(Now that covers all such copies and not only our datafile reads/writes,
but it's probably fair to assume that the datafile I/O is the bulk of it.)

This is, of course, only one benchmark ... but lacking any measurements
in opposition, I'm inclined to believe it.

                        regards, tom lane

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