Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?

From: Tom Lane
Subject: Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?
Date: ,
Msg-id: 28517.1112389125@sss.pgh.pa.us
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In response to: Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli)
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Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  ("Marc G. Fournier", )
 Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Mike Nolan, )
  Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Tom Lane, )
   Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Mike Nolan, )
 Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
  Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Tom Lane, )
   Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
    Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
     Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
      Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
       Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Tom Lane, )
        Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
         Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Tom Lane, )
          Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
       Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Simon Riggs, )
        Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
         Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Simon Riggs, )
          Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
           Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (PFC, )
            Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
           Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Simon Riggs, )
            Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
             Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Simon Riggs, )
              Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Mike Rylander, )
              Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
    Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Tom Lane, )
 Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Alex Turner, )
  Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Alex Turner, )
   Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Tom Lane, )
    Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Alex Turner, )
 Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Tom Lane, )
  Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
   Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Tom Lane, )
  Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Greg Stark, )
   Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
   Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Tom Lane, )
    Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
     Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  ("Jim C. Nasby", )
     Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
  Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Simon Riggs, )
   Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
    Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Simon Riggs, )
   Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Christopher Petrilli, )
    Re: Sustained inserts per sec ... ?  (Simon Riggs, )

Christopher Petrilli <> writes:
> What seems to happen is it slams into a "wall" of some sort, the
> system goes into disk write frenzy (wait=90% CPU), and eventually
> recovers and starts running for a while at a more normal speed.

Checkpoint maybe?  If so, tweaking the bgwriter parameters might
improve matters.

            regards, tom lane


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