Re: WIP: Transportable Optimizer Mode

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: chris <cbbrowne(at)ca(dot)afilias(dot)info>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: WIP: Transportable Optimizer Mode
Date: 2008-08-06 22:32:02
Message-ID: 1218061922.4549.296.camel@ebony.2ndQuadrant
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On Sat, 2008-08-02 at 20:12 +0100, Simon Riggs wrote:
> Chris,
> Thanks for all of those changes... added as suggested (in next version)
> On Wed, 2008-07-30 at 14:58 -0400, chris wrote:
> > It's not clear to me that the plugin is actually working.
> >
> > When I run EXPLAIN against tables in "tomtestdb", I get results
> > consistent with an unanalyzed table. So possibly the "hook" isn't
> > being used. Perhaps I'm using it wrongly; perhaps what I have
> > documented above may suggest to you what's broken.
> The plugin works, but it currently extracts 0 for number of tuples. So
> you need to override that to give a different answer.
> I was going to add an SQL function to estimate the number of tuples in
> the same way as the optimizer does. That way we get the same answer from
> the EXPLAIN as we would have got on the main server and we don't need to
> run select count(*) against each table (unless we want to).

New version submitted together with stats hook patch on other thread.

Simon Riggs
PostgreSQL Training, Services and Support

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