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Bulk Insert tuning

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Bulk Insert tuning
Date: 2008-02-26 14:43:51
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Following patch implements a simple mechanism to keep a buffer pinned
while we are bulk loading.

Performance gains measured as +20% gain for CREATE TABLE as SELECT, and
15-17% for COPY on very short rows. Measurable difference drops away and
is not measurable at all at 1000/bytes per row. 

As a result, patch doesn't bother to implement buffer pinning for TOAST

Can I ask for some independent performance results please?

  Simon Riggs

Attachment: fast_copy.v3.patch
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