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pgsql: Fix an oversight in the code that makes transitive-equality

From: tgl(at)postgresql(dot)org (Tom Lane)
To: pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: pgsql: Fix an oversight in the code that makes transitive-equality
Date: 2008-12-01 21:06:20
Message-ID: 20081201210620.5FD0A7545A4@cvs.postgresql.org (view raw or flat)
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Log Message:
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Fix an oversight in the code that makes transitive-equality deductions from
outer join clauses.  Given, say,
	... from a left join b on a.a1 = b.b1 where a.a1 = 42;
we'll deduce a clause b.b1 = 42 and then mark the original join clause
redundant (we can't remove it completely for reasons I don't feel like
squeezing into this log entry).  However the original implementation of
that wasn't bulletproof, because clause_selectivity() wouldn't honor
this_selec if given nonzero varRelid --- which in practice meant that
it worked as desired *except* when considering index scan quals.  Which
resulted in bogus underestimation of the size of the indexscan result for
an inner indexscan in an outer join, and consequently a possibly bad
choice of indexscan vs. bitmap scan.  Fix by introducing an explicit test
into clause_selectivity().  Also, to make sure we don't trigger that test
in corner cases, change the convention to be that this_selec > 1, not
this_selec = 1, means it's been marked redundant.  Per trouble report from
Scara Maccai.

Back-patch to 8.2, where the problem was introduced.

Tags:
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REL8_3_STABLE

Modified Files:
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    pgsql/src/backend/nodes:
        outfuncs.c (r1.322 -> r1.322.2.1)
        (http://anoncvs.postgresql.org/cvsweb.cgi/pgsql/src/backend/nodes/outfuncs.c?r1=1.322&r2=1.322.2.1)
    pgsql/src/backend/optimizer/path:
        clausesel.c (r1.90 -> r1.90.2.1)
        (http://anoncvs.postgresql.org/cvsweb.cgi/pgsql/src/backend/optimizer/path/clausesel.c?r1=1.90&r2=1.90.2.1)
        equivclass.c (r1.9.2.1 -> r1.9.2.2)
        (http://anoncvs.postgresql.org/cvsweb.cgi/pgsql/src/backend/optimizer/path/equivclass.c?r1=1.9.2.1&r2=1.9.2.2)
    pgsql/src/include/nodes:
        relation.h (r1.154.2.2 -> r1.154.2.3)
        (http://anoncvs.postgresql.org/cvsweb.cgi/pgsql/src/include/nodes/relation.h?r1=1.154.2.2&r2=1.154.2.3)

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