Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> Maybe better for -hackers, but here it goes anyway...
> Has anyone looked at compressing WAL's before writing to disk? On a
> system generating a lot of WAL it seems there might be some gains to be
> had WAL data could be compressed before going to disk, since today's
> machines are generally more I/O bound than CPU bound. And unlike the
> base tables, you generally don't need to read the WAL, so you don't
> really need to worry about not being able to quickly scan through the
> data without decompressing it.
I have never heard anyone talk about it, but it seems useful. I think
compressing the page images written on first page modification since
checkpoint would be a big win.
Is this a TODO?
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