Re: Investigating IO Saturation - Mailing list pgsql-performance

From Brad Nicholson
Subject Re: Investigating IO Saturation
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Msg-id 43D65DFC.2040107@ca.afilias.info
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In response to Re: Investigating IO Saturation  ("Joshua D. Drake")
Responses Re: Investigating IO Saturation  ("Joshua D. Drake")
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:

> Brad Nicholson wrote:
>
>> I'm investigating a potential IO issue.  We're running 7.4 on AIX
>> 5.1.  During periods of high activity (reads, writes, and vacuums),
>> we are seeing iostat reporting 100% disk usage.  I have a feeling
>> that the iostat numbers are misleading.  I can make iostat usage jump
>> from less than 10% to greater than 95% by running a single vacuum
>> against a moderate sized table (no noticeable change in the other
>> activity).
>>
> Well that isn't surprising. Vacuum is brutal especially on 7.4 as that
> is pre background writer. What type of IO do you have available (RAID,
> SCSI?)
>
Data LUN is RAID 10, wal LUN is RAID 1.


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Brad Nicholson  416-673-4106    
Database Administrator, Afilias Canada Corp.



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