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Re: Significantly larger toast tables on 8.4?

From: James Mansion <james(at)mansionfamily(dot)plus(dot)com>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, "Stephen R(dot) van den Berg" <srb(at)cuci(dot)nl>, Alex Hunsaker <badalex(at)gmail(dot)com>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: Significantly larger toast tables on 8.4?
Date: 2009-01-04 22:42:05
Message-ID: 49613B3D.1000207@mansionfamily.plus.com (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>> c. Are there any well-known pitfalls/objections which would prevent me from
>>    changing the algorithm to something more efficient (read: IO-bound)?
>>     
>
> copyright licenses and patents
>   
Would it be possible to have a plugin facility?

I guess the most likely candidate is the LZJB mechanism in ZFS which is 
CDDL licensed.

Would that be compatible in contrib, if not in the main source?

James


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