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Re: Significantly larger toast tables on 8.4?

From: "Stephen R(dot) van den Berg" <srb(at)cuci(dot)nl>
To: James Mansion <james(at)mansionfamily(dot)plus(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,Alex Hunsaker <badalex(at)gmail(dot)com>,Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: Significantly larger toast tables on 8.4?
Date: 2009-01-05 01:34:07
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James Mansion wrote:
>Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>>>c. Are there any well-known pitfalls/objections which would prevent me 
>>>   changing the algorithm to something more efficient (read: IO-bound)?

>>copyright licenses and patents

>Would it be possible to have a plugin facility?

>I guess the most likely candidate is the LZJB mechanism in ZFS which is 
>CDDL licensed.

The most likely candidate for a speedy algorithm seems QuickLZ, the author
is willing to accomodate the licensing.
           Stephen R. van den Berg.

Climate is what you expect.  Weather is what you get.

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