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Nested Loop "Killer" on 8.1

From: "Dave North" <DNorth(at)signiant(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Nested Loop "Killer" on 8.1
Date: 2009-06-24 12:43:23
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Lists: pgsql-performance
Morning all,
    A colleague here tried to post this yesterday but it was stalled for
some reason.  Anyway, here's what we're seeing which hopefully someone
has some pointers for.
Essentially, we're seeing a query plan that is taking 95 secs with a
nested loop execution plan and 1 sec with a merge join plan.  We've
tried increasing the default_statistics_target to 1000 and re-analyzed
but the same query plan is returned.  If we then force nested loops off
(set enable_nestloop=false), the optimizer chooses the better plan and
execution is under 1 second.
"Default" explain plan:
<>   (execution time 95secs)
"Nested loops off" plan:
<>  (execution time ~ 1sec)
We're currently running 8.1.8 (yeah, we know it's old skool but it's
embedded as part of an application) so the real questions are:
Is there further optimizations we can do to change the plan?
Is this perhaps addressed in a later release?
Some postgresql.conf settings that might be useful:
effective_cache_size           511082
 shared_buffers                  30000
 work_mem                         4096
 random_page_cost                    4
 join_collapse_limit                 8
and of course, the query in question that generates the plan:
SELECT web_user_type,
  web_user.web_user_id as id,
  cast(web_user_property_node.prop_val as numeric) as node_id ,
  last_name || ', ' || first_name  as name,
  web_user_property_directory_inbox.prop_val as
  web_user_property_directory_outbox.prop_val as
 web_user LEFT JOIN web_user_property as
web_user_property_directory_outbox ON web_user.web_user_id =
web_user_property_directory_outbox.web_user_id AND 
   web_user_property_directory_outbox.prop_key like
'location_node_directory_outbox',  web_user_property,  web_user_property
as web_user_property_directory_inbox,
 web_user_property as web_user_property_node,  node WHERE
web_user.web_user_id = web_user_property_directory_inbox.web_user_id AND
web_user.web_user_id = web_user_property.web_user_id  AND
web_user_property.prop_key = 'location_node_enabled' AND
web_user_property.prop_val = 'true' AND
web_user_property_directory_inbox.prop_key like
'location_node_directory_inbox' AND  web_user.web_user_id =
web_user_property_node.web_user_id AND  web_user_property_node.prop_key
like 'location_node_id' AND  web_user_property_node.prop_val =
node.node_id AND  (first_name ilike '%' OR last_name ilike '%' OR 
   last_name || ',' || first_name ilike '%') AND  node.node_id  IN (
SELECT node_id FROM node_execute 
                      WHERE acl_web_user_id = 249) AND
web_user.web_user_id IN ( SELECT web_user_id FROM web_user_read 
                             WHERE acl_web_user_id  = 249  OR 
   web_user_id IN ( SELECT member_id FROM web_user_grp_member 
                     WHERE web_user_id IN( SELECT acl_web_user_id 
                              FROM web_user_read 
                                             WHERE web_user_id IN
(SELECT web_user_id FROM web_user_grp_member  
                                                WHERE member_id =
249))))  ORDER BY name;

Thanks in advance
Dave North


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