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Re: Auto Vacuum

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Matthew T(dot) O'Connor" <matthew(at)zeut(dot)net>
Cc: Russell Smith <mr-russ(at)pws(dot)com(dot)au>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Auto Vacuum
Date: 2004-11-30 02:44:45
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Matthew T. O'Connor wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> >I have added an auto-vacuum TODO item:
> >
> >* Auto-vacuum
> >        o Move into the backend code
> >        o Scan the buffer cache to find free space or use background writer
> >        o Use free-space map information to guide refilling
> >
> I'm not sure what you mean exactly by "Scan the buffer cache to find 
> free space or use background writer", the other two are definitely high 
> priority todo items (at least as far as autovacuum in concerned).

I am thinking we could look for expired tuples when while they are in
the buffer cache or before they are written to disk so we don't have to
a sequential scan to find them.

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