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Re: Inlining comparators as a performance optimisation

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Peter Geoghegan <peter(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, PG Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Inlining comparators as a performance optimisation
Date: 2011-12-07 16:22:30
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On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Peter Geoghegan <peter(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
> On 7 December 2011 15:15, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>>> But it would still have to be prepared for detoasting,
>>> so in the end I was unenthused.  Anyone who feels like testing could try
>>> to prove me wrong about it though.
>> I think that'd definitely be worth investigating (although I'm not
>> sure I have the time to do it myself any time real soon).
> I'll at least take a look at it. Sorting text is a fairly common case.
> I'm not hugely enthused about spending too much time on work that will
> only be useful if collate_is_c.

Well, text_pattern_ops is not exactly an uncommon case, but sure.  And
there might be some benefit for other collations, too.

>> Cool.  Peter, can you rebase your patch and integrate it into the
>> sortsupport framework that's now committed?
> Yes, I'd be happy to, though I don't think I'm going to be getting
> around to it this side of Friday. Since it isn't a blocker, I assume
> that's okay.

Sounds fine to me.

Robert Haas
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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