Re: Interval input: usec, msec

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Interval input: usec, msec
Date: 2007-05-29 03:07:42
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Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com> writes:
> On Mon, 2007-28-05 at 15:05 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Hmmm ... if you check the cvs history for those tests you might find
>> some evidence.

> "Modify regression tests to allow GEQ optimizer (order results).",
> according to the 1997 CVS commit from Thomas Lockhart that added the
> lines in question. Presumably that is no longer relevant.

Some digging in the CVS history shows that the parameter now known as
geqo_threshold didn't exist until here:

1997-05-31 22:55 momjian

* src/: backend/optimizer/path/allpaths.c,
include/optimizer/geqo.h: Enable GEQO for more than six tables,
from Martin.

so at the time Tom was griping about this, GEQO would indeed have
randomized the results for even two-table joins.

> Nothing
> unexpected happens if the disabling of GEQO is removed, so I'll apply
> the attached patch shortly barring any objections.

No objection here.

regards, tom lane

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