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Re: bitmap AM design

From: pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com
To: "Hannu Krosing" <hannu(at)tm(dot)ee>
Cc: pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com, "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,"Victor Y(dot) Yegorov" <viy(at)mits(dot)lv>,"Pg Hackers" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: bitmap AM design
Date: 2005-03-03 16:41:20
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> Ühel kenal päeval (teisipäev, 1. märts 2005, 14:54-0500), kirjutas
> pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com:
>> Now, it occurs to me that if my document reference table can refer to
>> something other than an indexed primary key, I can save a lot of index
>> processing time in PostgreSQL if I can have a "safe" analogy to CTID.
> I guess you could work on making hash indexes better (for concurrent
> access).
> 'a "safe" analogy to CTID' looks remarkably like hash index

Yes, I agree, but I don't particularly like linear hash models without the
ability to adjust the initial table size estimates. Also, hash tables
without access to the hash function typically have a lot of collision,
specifically, I am dubious of "generic" hash functions having an optimally
dispersed behavior.

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