On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 06:41:37PM -0000, Mohan, Ross wrote:
> Don't you think "optimal stripe width" would be
> a good question to research the binaries for? I'd
> think that drives the answer, largely.  (uh oh, pun alert)
> EG, oracle issues IO requests (this may have changed _just_ 
> recently) in 64KB chunks, regardless of what you ask for. 
> So when I did my striping (many moons ago, when the Earth 
> was young...) I did it in 128KB widths, and set the oracle 
> "multiblock read count" according. For oracle, any stripe size
> under 64KB=stupid, anything much over 128K/258K=wasteful. 
> I am eager to find out how PG handles all this. 

AFAIK PostgreSQL requests data one database page at a time (normally
8k). Of course the OS might do something different.
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