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Re: [GENERAL] Large databases, performance

From: "Shridhar Daithankar" <shridhar_daithankar(at)persistent(dot)co(dot)in>
To: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Large databases, performance
Date: 2002-10-08 14:41:47
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On 8 Oct 2002 at 10:38, Tom Lane wrote:

> Ron Johnson <ron(dot)l(dot)johnson(at)cox(dot)net> writes:
> It's not simpler: it's more complicated, because you need an additional
> input item to figure out the size of any given column in a record.
> Making sure that that info is available every place it's needed is one
> of the costs of supporting a feature like this.

I understand. Can we put this in say page header instead of tuple header. While 
all the arguments you have put are really good, the stellar redundancy 
certainly can do with a mid-way solution.

Just a thought..

Bye
 Shridhar

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