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Re: Strangae Query Plans

From: "Rajesh Kumar Mallah(dot)" <mallah(at)trade-india(dot)com>
To: Anil Kumar <techbreeze(at)yahoo(dot)com>,pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Strangae Query Plans
Date: 2003-01-30 10:48:11
Message-ID: 200301301618.11952.mallah@trade-india.com (view raw or flat)
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you could consider vacuuming thru a cron job daily..
its good for db severs' health ;-)


On Thursday 30 January 2003 02:38 pm, Anil Kumar wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I got this solved. We ran "vacuum" with the --analyze flag on the
> second server. And now the query plan is same as the first one and
> it returns in a fraction of a second!
>
>    Anil
>
> --- Anil Kumar <techbreeze(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:
> > Greetings to all,
> >
> > I have found strange query execution plans with the
> > same version of
> > PostgreSQL but on different types of server machines.
> > Here are the details
> > of the servers:
> >
> > Server 1:
> > Pentium III, 800 MHz, 64 MB of RAM
> > RedHat Linux 7.2, Postgres ver 7.1
> >
> > Server 2:
> > Dual Pentium III, 1.3 GHz, 512 MB of RAM
> > RedHat Linux 7.3 (SMP kernel), Postgres ver 7.1
> >
> > Here is the query I tried:
> > --- query ---
> > explain
> > select bill.customer_no, bill.bill_no, bill.bill_date
> >         from bill, ( select customer_no, max(
> > bill_date) as bill_date from
> >         bill group by customer_no) as t_bill where
> >         bill.customer_no = t_bill.customer_no and
> >         bill.bill_date = t_bill.bill_date order by
> > bill.customer_no;
> > --- query---
> >
> >
> > Result on Server 1:
> > ---result---
> > NOTICE:  QUERY PLAN:
> >
> > Merge Join  (cost=2436.88..2571.99 rows=671 width=44)
> >   ->  Sort  (cost=1178.15..1178.15 rows=8189 width=28)
> >         ->  Seq Scan on bill  (cost=0.00..645.89
> > rows=8189 width=28)
> >   ->  Sort  (cost=1258.72..1258.72 rows=819 width=16)
> >         ->  Subquery Scan t_bill
> > (cost=1178.15..1219.10 rows=819 width=16)
> >               ->  Aggregate  (cost=1178.15..1219.10
> > rows=819 width=16)
> >                     ->  Group  (cost=1178.15..1198.63
> > rows=8189 width=16)
> >                           ->  Sort
> > (cost=1178.15..1178.15 rows=8189 width=16)
> >                                 ->  Seq Scan on bill
> > (cost=0.00..645.89 rows=8189 width=16)
> >
> > EXPLAIN
> > ---result---
> >
> > Result on Server 2:
> > ---result---
> > NOTICE:  QUERY PLAN:
> >
> > Sort  (cost=0.04..0.04 rows=1 width=44)
> >   ->  Nested Loop  (cost=0.01..0.03 rows=1 width=44)
> >         ->  Seq Scan on bill  (cost=0.00..0.00 rows=1
> > width=28)
> >         ->  Subquery Scan t_bill  (cost=0.01..0.02
> > rows=1 width=16)
> >               ->  Aggregate  (cost=0.01..0.02 rows=1
> > width=16)
> >                     ->  Group  (cost=0.01..0.01 rows=1
> > width=16)
> >                           ->  Sort  (cost=0.01..0.01
> > rows=1 width=16)
> >                                 ->  Seq Scan on bill
> > (cost=0.00..0.00 rows=1 width=16)
> >
> > EXPLAIN
> > ---result---
> >
> >
> > Can someone help me to figure out why the query plans
> > come out differently
> > despite the fact that almost everything but the number
> > of CPUs are same in
> > both the machines?
> >
> > Also the dual processor machine is awfully slow when I
> > execute this query
> > and the postmaster hogs the CPU (99.9%) for several
> > minutes literally
> > leaving that server unusable.
> >
> > thank you very much
> >    Anil
> >
> >
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Rajesh Kumar Mallah,
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