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NAME

       pg_test_fsync - determine fastest wal_sync_method for PostgreSQL

SYNOPSIS

       pg_test_fsync [option...]

DESCRIPTION

       pg_test_fsync is intended to give you a reasonable idea of what the fastest
       wal_sync_method is on your specific system, as well as supplying diagnostic information in
       the event of an identified I/O problem. However, differences shown by pg_test_fsync might
       not make any significant difference in real database throughput, especially since many
       database servers are not speed-limited by their write-ahead logs.  pg_test_fsync reports
       average file sync operation time in microseconds for each wal_sync_method, which can also
       be used to inform efforts to optimize the value of commit_delay.

OPTIONS

       pg_test_fsync accepts the following command-line options:

       -f
       --filename
           Specifies the file name to write test data in. This file should be in the same file
           system that the pg_wal directory is or will be placed in. (pg_wal contains the WAL
           files.) The default is pg_test_fsync.out in the current directory.

       -s
       --secs-per-test
           Specifies the number of seconds for each test. The more time per test, the greater the
           test's accuracy, but the longer it takes to run. The default is 5 seconds, which
           allows the program to complete in under 2 minutes.

       -V
       --version
           Print the pg_test_fsync version and exit.

       -?
       --help
           Show help about pg_test_fsync command line arguments, and exit.

SEE ALSO

       postgres(1)