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Re: build multiple indexes in single table pass?

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: build multiple indexes in single table pass?
Date: 2008-04-02 00:30:27
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Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>  From the "idle thoughts in the middle of the night" department:
> I don't know if this has come up before exactly, but is it possible that 
> we could get a performance gain from building multiple indexes from a 
> single sequential pass over the base table? If so, that would probably 
> give us  a potential performance improvement in pg_restore quite apart 
> from the projected improvement to be got from running several steps in 
> parallel processes. The grammar might look a bit ugly, but I'm sure we 
> could finesse that.

TODO already has:

        * Allow multiple indexes to be created concurrently, ideally via a
          single heap scan, and have pg_restore use it

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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