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Re: Avg performance for int8/numeric

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Mark Kirkwood <markir(at)paradise(dot)net(dot)nz>
Cc: PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "eng(at)intranet(dot)greenplum(dot)com" <eng(at)intranet(dot)greenplum(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Avg performance for int8/numeric
Date: 2006-11-24 15:27:10
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Mark Kirkwood wrote:
> Avg performance for these two datatypes can be improved by *not* 
> calculating the sum of squares in the shared accumulator 
> (do_numeric_accum). However there is a little subtlety as this function 
> is also the shared by variance and stddev!
> This patch:
> - Modifies do_numeric_accum to have an extra bool parameter and does not 
> calc sumX2 when it is false.
> - Amends all the accumulators that call it to include the bool (set to 
> true).
> - Adds new functions [int8|numeric]_avg_accum that call do_numeric_accum 
> with the bool set to false.
> - Amends the the bootstrap entries for pg_aggregate to use the new 
> accumulators for avg(int8|numeric).
> - Adds the new accumulators into the bootstrap entries for pg_proc.
> Performance gain is approx 33% (it is still slower than doing sum/count 
> - possibly due to the construct/deconstruct overhead of the numeric 
> transition array).
> Cheers
> Mark

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