Re: Locality of allocations
From: QNils_O=2E_Sel=E5sdal=22?= (NOS_at_Utel.no)
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 05:35:08 +0200
Kasper Dupont wrote:
> "Nils O. Selåsdal" wrote:
> You may think so, but you don't seem to have anything to back
> it up.
The reason is simple, predictability and scalability.
It's a bit easier to predict what how the db library is going to
perform under various conditions. And likely it will be more scalable
under various conditions as well. While 800Mb worked fine
on your box, what if you double that ? triple ? Has less memory ?
Needs to run on a another kernel/OS that doesn't behave as nicely
as yours ? (I've had quite bad experience with both linux and solaris
when you put pressure on swapping..)