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Re: Call for 7.5 feature completion

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Rod Taylor <pg(at)rbt(dot)ca>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: Call for 7.5 feature completion
Date: 2005-08-26 01:27:26
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Rod Taylor wrote:

>      * Multi-CPU sorts. Take a large single sort like an index creation
>        and split the work among multiple CPUs.
>
>  
>

This really implies threading, doesn't it? And presumably it would have 
many possible uses besides this one for doing parallel work, e.g. maybe 
the planner could evaluate several alternative plans in parallel.

cheers

andrew

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