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Re: I/O on select count(*)

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Matthew Wakeling <matthew(at)flymine(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: I/O on select count(*)
Date: 2008-05-15 15:52:32
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Matthew Wakeling wrote:

Aside from the rest of commentary, a slight clarification:

> So, as I understand it, Postgres works like this:
> 1. You begin a transaction. Postgres writes an entry into pg_clog.

Starting a transaction does not write anything to pg_clog.

Alvaro Herrera                      
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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