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Re: bad fsync? (A.M.)

If you haven't already, try:

PRAGMA synchronous = OFF;

In my experience OS X take a much more significant hit for fsync calls than other systems. As far as I can tell there isn't a whole lot of benefit in calling fsync alone since it has no effect on the actual drive cache. Sqlite works quite a bit better with synchronous (fsync) disabled and there isn't any increase in data exposure.

I'm sure you have seen this regarding the benefit of transactions:



On Feb 21, 2005, at 11:58 AM, James Berry wrote:


Thanks for a great explanation. A similar thread has come up on the sqlite list, claiming that using F_FULLFSYNC leads to dramatic performance decreases on Darwin over other platforms. Any thoughts on these issues?

    From:       email@hidden
    Subject:     [sqlite] sluggish operation on os x?
    Date:     February 21, 2005 12:44:03 AM PST
    To:       email@hidden
    Reply-To:       email@hidden

Finally getting my SQLite3 code working, I'm experiencing awfully slow performance when writing individual data on OS X.

Linux (Ubuntu) is lightning fast, Win32 is.. tolerable, but OS X really crawls. I've tried both with built-in sources, and the new SQLite3 fink module. Same behaviour.

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