> Matthew Wakeling <matthew(at)flymine(dot)org> writes:
>> Very clever. Yes, that is what is happening. I'm surprised that the system
>> doesn't buffer the inner side to avoid having to rescan each time, but
>> then I guess you would have problems if the buffer grew larger than
> Well, it does consider adding a Materialize node for that purpose,
> but in this case it evidently thought a sort was cheaper.
Hmmm ... actually, after looking at the code, I notice that we only
consider adding a Materialize node to buffer an inner input that is a
Sort node. The idea was suggested by Greg Stark, if memory serves.
I wonder now if it'd be worthwhile to generalize that to consider
adding a Materialize above *any* inner mergejoin input.
regards, tom lane
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