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Re: [PERFORM] CLUSTER command

From: Jean-Luc Lachance <jllachan(at)nsd(dot)ca>
To: johnnnnnn <john(at)phaedrusdeinus(dot)org>
Cc: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone23(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>,pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PERFORM] CLUSTER command
Date: 2002-12-12 22:39:44
Message-ID: 3DF91030.A372DF7C@nsd.ca (view raw or flat)
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OK fine,

Let's create a new command:

PARTITION <table> ON <attribute>

I did not want to start a fight. You can keep the CLUSTER command as it
is.

I still think clustering/partitioning would be a great idea.
This is what I want to talk about. Look at the original post for the
reasons.


JLL



johnnnnnn wrote:
> 
> On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 02:03:56PM -0800, Stephan Szabo wrote:
> > I'd vote against changing the existing CLUSTER since the existing
> > CLUSTER while not great does handle many different key values fairly
> > well as well and this solution wouldn't.
> 
> I would agree. What's being proposed sounds much more like table
> partitioning than clustering.
> 
> That's not to say that the existing CLUSTER couldn't be improved, at
> the very least to the point where it allows inserts to respect the
> clustered structure. That's a post for another thread, though.
> 
> -johnnnnnnnnnnn
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