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Re: pgsql: Remove GIST concurrency limitations section.

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Oleg Bartunov <oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su>
Cc: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>,Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>, pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgsql: Remove GIST concurrency limitations section.
Date: 2005-07-04 12:32:53
Message-ID: 200507041232.j64CWr517576@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Oleg Bartunov wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Jul 2005, Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote:
> 
> >> - <para>
> >> -  The current implementation of <acronym>GiST</acronym> within
> >> -  <productname>PostgreSQL</productname> has some major limitations:
> >> -  <acronym>GiST</acronym> index access is not concurrent, and the
> >> -  <acronym>GiST</acronym> interface doesn't allow the development of 
> >> certain
> >> -  data types, such as digital trees (see papers by Aoki et al).
> >> - </para>
> >> 
> >> AFAIK the GiST modifications suggested Aoki have not yet been implemented, 
> >> so this should not have been removed.
> >
> > I thought that was an extremely vague limitation and could easily be 
> > removed...  It's like having a limitations section on btrees and have 
> > mentioning in passing that it can't do full text indexing or something.
> 
> ok, it's sort of TODO

Added to TODO:

	* Allow GIST indexes to create certain complex index types, like digital
	  trees (see Aoki)

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