Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1

From: Florian Weimer
Subject: Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1
Date: ,
Msg-id: 82slco6n9t.fsf@mid.bfk.de
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In response to: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher")
Responses: Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Carlos Moreno)
Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher")
Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Alvaro Herrera)
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strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
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   Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
    Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Jeff Frost, )
   Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
    Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Jeff Frost, )
     Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
      Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Tom Lane, )
       Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
  Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
   Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Jeff Frost, )
    Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
     Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Jeff Frost, )
      Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
       Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Jeff Frost, )
        Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
         Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
          Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
           Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
            Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
         Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Jeff Frost, )
          Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
 Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Ron, )
 Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Florian Weimer, )
  Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Carlos Moreno, )
   Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Ron, )
  Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
  Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Alvaro Herrera, )
 Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Ron, )
  Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
   Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Scott Marlowe, )
 Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Ron, )
  Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
 Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Anton Rommerskirchen, )
 Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Ron, )
  Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )
   Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Guido Neitzer, )
    Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  (Jeff Frost, )
     Re: strange performance regression between 7.4 and 8.1  ("Alex Deucher", )

* Alex Deucher:

> I have noticed a strange performance regression and I'm at a loss as
> to what's happening.  We have a fairly large database (~16 GB).

Sorry for asking, but is this a typo?  Do you mean 16 *TB* instead of
16 *GB*?

If it's really 16 GB, you should check if it's cheaper to buy more RAM
than to fiddle with the existing infrastructure.

> however the table structure is almost identical (UTF8 on the new one
> vs. C on the old).

Locale settings make a huge difference for sorting and LIKE queries.
We usually use the C locale and SQL_ASCII encoding, mostly for
performance reasons.  (Proper UTF-8 can be enforced through
constraints if necessary.)

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