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Re: B-Heaps

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Matthew Wakeling <matthew(at)flymine(dot)org>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Eliot Gable <egable+pgsql-performance(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: B-Heaps
Date: 2010-06-18 19:41:05
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Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> Your characterization of the potential speed up here is "Using a proper tree 
> inside the index page would improve the CPU usage of the index lookups", 
> which seems quite reasonable.  Regardless, when I consider "is that 
> something I have any reason to suspect is a bottleneck on common 
> workloads?", I don't think of any, and return to working on one of 
> things I already know is instead.

Note also that this doesn't do a thing for b-tree indexes, which already
have an intelligent within-page structure.  So that instantly makes it
not a mainstream issue.  Perhaps somebody will be motivated to work on
it, but most of us are chasing other things.

			regards, tom lane

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