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Re: Dead Space Map

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)skype(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>,Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnaka(at)iki(dot)fi>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Dead Space Map
Date: 2006-02-28 13:16:10
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Hannu Krosing wrote:

> In the "big table with hotspots" case, I doubt that the win from
> btbulkdelete will outweight having to scan 100000 index pages to get to
> the 30 or 50 that can be bulkdeleted.

Remember that WAL traffic is fsync'ed, so it can be _much_ slower than
anything else.

Alvaro Herrera                      
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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