Jeremiah Peschka jeremiah.peschka at
Sat Mar 10 11:23:23 EST 2012

Here's a better question: What does "sufficient capacity" mean?

For example: SQL Server uses this awesome formula: 512 + ((logical CPUs - 4) * 16). In this case I know that "sufficient capacity" with SQL Server means "don't change this number unless you're really really smart".

However, with Riak, I'm even dumber than I am with SQL Server, so I'm not sure how I'd go about determining what sufficient capacity is. In the enterprise space, stray servers laying about with 16 cores isn't that uncommon, not to mention the 80 core monsters that can be had for relatively cheap these days. 

So, after rambling, I repeat the question: What does "sufficient capacity" mean?
Jeremiah Peschka - Managing Director, Brent Ozar PLF, LLC
Microsoft SQL Server MVP

On Mar 10, 2012, at 8:17 AM, Andrew Thompson wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 03:43:19AM -0800, heffergm wrote:
>> Can someone tell me what the default worker_limit is? I haven't been able to
>> track it down... thanks!
>> --- 1.1.1 release notes:
>> Clients can either decide to retry (preferably with a backoff/retries limit
>> mechanism) or if the hardware has sufficient capacity the number of workers
>> per vnode can be increased by setting worker_limit in etc/app.config.
>> {riak_pipe, [{worker_limit, #Workers}]}
> According to the sourcecode, the default limit is 50.
> Andrew
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