Re: remote database queries

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Joe Conway <joe(dot)conway(at)mail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: remote database queries
Date: 2001-06-14 16:48:47
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Added to /contrib. Thanks.

> > Until we fix that (maybe for 7.2, maybe not) your existing hack is
> > probably pretty reasonable. You could save some cycles by avoiding
> > conversion to text, though --- instead return an opaque datum that is
> > pointer-to-tuple-slot and let the dblink_tok function extract fields
> > from the tuple. Look at SQL function support and the FieldSelect
> > expression node type for inspiration.
> >
> I changed the dblink() function to return a pointer instead of concatenated
> text, and dblink_tok() to use the pointer. FWIW, a query on a small (85
> tuples) remote (a second PC on a 100baseT subnet) table takes about 34
> milliseconds (based on show_query_stats) versus about 4 milliseconds when
> run locally. It actually takes a bit longer (~65 milliseconds) when run
> against a second database on the same PC. The original text parsing version
> was about 25% slower.
> Although shifting from text parsing to pointer passing is more efficient, I
> have one more question regarding this -- for now ;) -- is there any way to
> check the pointer passed to dblink_tok() to be sure it came from dblink()?
> Thanks,
> -- Joe

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