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Re: [HACKERS] tables >2GB

From: "Vadim B(dot) Mikheev" <vadim(at)sable(dot)krasnoyarsk(dot)su>
To: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] tables >2GB
Date: 1998-01-29 07:25:18
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Now that we know the storage manager code that splits tables over 2GB
> into separate files doesn't work(Irix), can we rip out that code and
> just use the OS code to access >2GB files as normal files.  Now, most
> OS's can support 64-bit files and file sizes.
> Because it is isolated in the storage manager, it should be easy.

Someday we'll get TABLESPACEs and fixed multi-chunk code could
allow to store chunks in different TABLESPACEs created on _different
disks_ - imho, ability to store a table on > 1 disk is good thing.

And so, I would suggest just add elog(ERROR) to mdextend() now,
with recommendation to increase RELSEG_SIZE...


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