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Re: Dead Space Map

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>, Greg Stark <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu>, Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnaka(at)iki(dot)fi>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Dead Space Map
Date: 2006-02-28 17:09:18
Message-ID: 16148.1141146558@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> One idea Simon and I had was to reuse heap rows where all indexed values
> in the old row and the new row were the same, meaning the heap value
> could be replaced without changing the indexes at all.  We thought this
> would be very useful for frequently-updated rows.  It could also be used
> if no index are on the table.

MVCC goes out the window, eh?  Not to mention transaction rollback ability?

			regards, tom lane

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