Am 25.05.2010 11:38, schrieb Grzegorz Jaśkiewicz:
> WAL does the same thing to DB journaling does to the FS.
> Plus allows you to roll back (PITR).
> As for the RAM, it will be in ram as long as OS decides to keep it in
> RAM cache, and/or its in the shared buffers memory.
Or until I commit the transaction? I have not completely disabled
sync-to-disk in my setup, as there are of course situations where new
data comes into the database that needs to be stored in a safe manner.
> Unless you have a lot of doubt about the two, I don't think it makes
> too much sens to setup ramdisk table space yourself. But try it, and
> see yourself.
> Make sure that you have logic in place, that would set it up, before
> postgresql starts up, in case you'll reboot, or something.
That's what I thought about when mentioning "increased setup
complexity". Simply adding a keyword like "NONPERSISTENT" to the table
creation statement would be preferred...