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Re: BUG #1122: limit 1 doing a sequential scan

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "P Buder" <pb2(at)aracnet(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #1122: limit 1 doing a sequential scan
Date: 2004-04-02 20:36:36
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"PostgreSQL Bugs List" <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org> writes:
> When I do a select * from table limit 1 
> Postgresql does a sequential scan on the whole table.

AFAICS you simply are misreading the EXPLAIN output.

(It also sounds like you haven't vacuumed or analyzed that table in a
mighty long time... if you're having performance problems that is
probably the reason...)

			regards, tom lane

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