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Re: FSM search modes

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, decibel <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>, Itagaki Takahiro <itagaki(dot)takahiro(at)oss(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: FSM search modes
Date: 2009-10-01 16:45:03
Message-ID: 1254415503.17864.262.camel@ebony.2ndQuadrant (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-hackers
On Thu, 2009-10-01 at 11:32 -0500, Kevin Grittner wrote:
> If there's a huge chunk of
> space near the end, and many many smaller spaces spread throughout,
> what I'd like is for rows to be placed in those small ones.  This
> would minimize the number of pages to read for queries, and would
> present some possibility that the rows past the huge chunk might
> eventually be deleted or non-HOT updated, allowing the bloat to
> eventually be cleaned up with minimal pain.

Yes, as Tom points out, this must be done with bias away from the very
end of the table.

I meant that we should start from the beginning of large spaces and that
we shouldn't assume that all space worth filling is at start of

 Simon Riggs 

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