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Re: count(*) performance

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Matthew T(dot) O'Connor" <matthew(at)zeut(dot)net>
Cc: Mikael Carneholm <Mikael(dot)Carneholm(at)WirelessCar(dot)com>, Postgresql Performance <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: count(*) performance
Date: 2006-03-27 23:13:48
Message-ID: 24743.1143501228@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Matthew T. O'Connor" <matthew(at)zeut(dot)net> writes:
> It is fairly easy to implement, however it has been discussed before and 
> decided that it wasn't necessary.  What the system cares about is how 
> long it's been since the last vacuum in terms of XIDs not time.

I think Alvaro is intending to do the latter (store per-table vacuum xid
info) for 8.2.

			regards, tom lane

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