On Fri, 2005-05-27 at 07:52 -0500, Josh Close wrote:
> > Setting shared buffers above something like 10-30% of memory is counter
> > productive.
> What is the reason behind it being counter productive? If shared
> buffers are at 30%, should effective cache size be at 70%? How do
> those two relate?

They don't relate. 

shared_buffers = 50000 is enough. More than that will give bgwriter

effective_cache_size changes whether indexes are selected or not. Higher
settings favour indexed access.

> > 
> > Increasing sort_mem can help with various activities, but increasing it
> > too much can cause you to swap, which kills performance. The caution is
> > that you will likely use at least 1 sort_mem per connection, and can
> > likely use more than one if the query is complicated.
> I have a max of 100 connections and 2 gigs of mem. Right now the sort
> mem is a 4 megs. How much higher could I put that?

Please post your server hardware config all in one go. You have more
than 2 CPUs, yes?

Also, mention what bgwriter settings are. You may need to turn those
down a bit.

Best Regards, Simon Riggs

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