Linux IO internals for PostgreSQL administrators
Ilya is a co-founder and CEO at Data Egret (former PostgreSQL-Consulting). His previous experience encompasses such commercial databases as Oracle and DB2. Currently, Ilya works primarily with PostgreSQL with a focus on its performance and effective use in production. He sees the mission of PostgreSQL in substituting the commercial databases in high-performance mission-critical applications.
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Input-output performance problems are on every day agenda for DBAs since the databases exist. Volume of data grows rapidly and you need to get your data fast from the disk and moreover - fast to the disk. For most databases there is a more or less easy to find checklist of recommended Linux settings to maximize IO throughput. In most cases that checklist is good enough. But it is always better to understand how it works, especially if you run into some corner-cases. This talk is about how IO in Linux works, how database pages travel from disk level to database own shared memory and back and what kind of mechanisms exist to control this. We will discuss memory structures, swap and page-out daemons, filesystems, schedullers and IO methods. Some fundamental differences in IO approaches between PostgreSQL, Oracle and MySQL will be covered.
- 3 h
- PGConf US 2017