Dan Harris <fbsd(at)drivefaster(dot)net> writes:
> The thing that concerns me is dead tuples on the table_stats table. I
> believe that every insert of new data in one of the monitored tables
> will result in an UPDATE of the table_stats table. When thousands
> ( or millions ) of rows are inserted, the select performance ( even
> trying with an index ) on table_stats slows down in a hurry.
Yup. FWIW, 8.3's "HOT" tuple updates might help this quite a lot.
Not a lot to be done about it in 8.0.x though :-(
regards, tom lane
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