Re: shared_buffers

From: Kevin Grittner
Subject: Re: shared_buffers
Date: ,
Msg-id: 4B824CF4020000250002F45E@gw.wicourts.gov
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In response to: shared_buffers  ("George Sexton")
List: pgsql-performance

"George Sexton" <> wrote:

> Could someone please explain what the role of shared buffers is?

This Wiki page might be useful to you:

http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Tuning_Your_PostgreSQL_Server

The short answer (from that page) is:

"The shared_buffers configuration parameter determines how much
memory is dedicated to PostgreSQL use for caching data."

-Kevin


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