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what is bufferpool in db2 Pls give me a detail notes
Oct 7 '09 #1
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Hello chandb,

the bufferpool is how database is defined to handle memory

- you have a table
- this table resides on some tablespace
- the tablespace needs to have container to handle space
- the tablespace needs to have bufferpool to handle memory

- the bufferpool is assigned to tablespace and contains of number of pages and pagesize

If you expect the table will be small and a lot of simple queries will be run on it use the big number of small pages

If you expect the table will be huge or very complex queries will be running on it use big pages and relatively small number

the counting is this:
- the standard pagesize is 32 (can be 8, 16, 32, 64 depends on your system and on tablespace definition)
- the pagesize works as multiplier for the number of the pages when counting final memory to be available for the bufferpool
example: the IBMDEFAULTBP has pagesize 32 and 1000 pages = it can run queries consuming maximum of 32768000 bytes of memory

the command to be used:
db2 create bufferpool <name> size 25000 pagesize 32768
... it will create bufferpool with around 1GB memory for processing statements upon tablespace

other commands which can help you:
db2 "select * from syscat.bufferpo ols" - all bufferpools
db2 list tablespaces show detail - all tablespaces
db2 LIST TABLESPACE CONTAINERS FOR 5 - check all containers assigned for tablespace
db2 "list tablespace containers for 5 show detail"

hope its clear - its kind of complicated db2 stuff
Jan 13 '10 #2
Hi Parnamwulan,
its an excellent explanation given by you with good example and real time scenario.
Oct 27 '10 #3
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Hello Parnamwulan,
Thanks for such a wonderful explanation.Hat s off to the effort taken by you to answer questions & the spirit that you have shown to help others who want to learn.
Mar 13 '13 #4

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