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Re: Strange query plan

From: Oleg Bartunov <oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Pgsql Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Strange query plan
Date: 2001-06-05 15:02:00
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On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Tom Lane wrote:

> Oleg Bartunov <oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su> writes:
> > should be
> > select msg_prt.tid as mid from msg_prt
> >  where exists (select idx.tid from idx where msg_prt.tid=idx.tid
> >                and idx.did=1 and ( idx.lid = 1207 or idx.lid=59587 ));
> > but this is not a big win.
> Shouldn't be any win at all: the IN expression-list notation will get
> translated to exactly that form.


> > Anyway, what's about original query ?
> IN/EXISTS subqueries suck.  This has been true for a long time and is
> going to be true for a while longer, unless someone else fixes it before
> I have a chance to look at it.  See if you can't rewrite your query as
> a plain join.

That's why we've moved to GiST and feel fine :-) That query we used in
our old project, now swithing to GiST.

> 			regards, tom lane

Oleg Bartunov, sci.researcher, hostmaster of AstroNet,
Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow University (Russia)
Internet: oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su,
phone: +007(095)939-16-83, +007(095)939-23-83

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