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Re: Using multi-row technique with COPY

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Using multi-row technique with COPY
Date: 2005-11-29 00:44:35
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On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 07:44:55PM +0000, Simon Riggs wrote:
> not have any unique indexes or row triggers. It should be possible to
> take advantage of this automatically when those requirements are met,
> without any new options. Just as it was with Seq Scans, this is worth
> about 10% reduction in CPU for a COPY FROM.
> FSM access would need to change slightly to allow for whole-block-only
> requests to be made for heaps, without damaging the average row length
> calculation. It might be simpler to ignore FSM entirely?

Does that mean that this fast copy would end up not re-using space on
pages that have space available? ISTM that's something users would want
to be able to over-ride. In fact, it seems like it shouldn't be a
default behavior...
Jim C. Nasby, Sr. Engineering Consultant      jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com
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