[nycbug-talk] Memory sizing

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Sun Apr 23 15:11:18 EDT 2006

On Sat, Apr 22, 2006 at 07:26:25PM -0400, Marc Spitzer wrote:
> On 4/22/06, Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
> > as an aside, i have another postgres DB that we are running out of a
> > memory FS.  it's execellent, although took a bit of work on our end to
> > architect a solution that would work this way.  the database in the memfs
> > partition does not persist between reboot's - it populates itself off
> > an oracle server (and through some other methods) between reboots.  it
> > has been very successfull performance wise, although granted such a
> > solution may not fit everyone's environment.
> what kind of speedup did you see vs a normal(disk based) database?
> marc

i don't have the numbers handy but it was pretty huge in our case.  this
is a relativy small DB (~512M) that does a lot of small read/writes from
a large pool of workstations and nodes in our render farm.  because the
data did not need to persist between reboots it worked out well in our


Peter Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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