On Fri, Jul 01, 2005 at 09:59:38PM -0400, Emil Briggs wrote:

> I'm working with an application where the database is entirely resident in 
> RAM 
> (the server is a quad opteron with 16GBytes of memory). It's a web 
> application and handles a high volume of queries. The planner seems to be 
> generating poor  plans for some of our queries which I can fix by raising 
> cpu_tuple_cost. I have seen some other comments in the archives saying that 
> this is a bad idea  but is that necessarily the case when the database is 
> entirely resident in RAM?

If I'm understanding correctly that'll mostly increase the estimated
cost of handling a row relative to a sequential page fetch, which
sure sounds like it'll push plans in the right direction, but it
doesn't sound like the right knob to twiddle.

What do you have random_page_cost set to?


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