On 17.01.2012 12:16, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
On 04.01.2012 17:05, Peter Geoghegan wrote:
On 4 January 2012 07:24, Heikki Linnakangas
I think SetBufferCommitInfoNeedsSave() needs the same treatment as
MarkBufferDirty(). And it would probably be good to only set the
latch if
the buffer wasn't dirty already. Setting a latch that's already set
is fast,
but surely it's even faster to not even try.
That seems reasonable. Revised patch is attached.
Thanks! It occurs to me that it's still a bad idea to call SetLatch()
while holding the buffer header spinlock. At least when it's trivial to
just move the call after releasing the lock. See attached.

Could you do the sleeping/hibernating logic all in BgWriterNap()?
(sorry, forgot to update the above question before sending..)

In the patch I sent, I did rearrange the sleeping logic. I think it's
more readable the way it is now.

Heikki Linnakangas
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