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Re: GIN index not used

From: Oleg Bartunov <oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su>
To: Mark <Marek(dot)Balgar(at)seznam(dot)cz>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: GIN index not used
Date: 2011-04-28 11:40:15
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It should be better in 9.1

On Wed, 27 Apr 2011, Mark wrote:

> I have problem with GIN index. Queries over it takes a lot of time. Some
> informations:
> I've got a table with tsvector- textvector:
> CREATE TABLE mediawiki.pagecontent
> (
>  old_id integer NOT NULL DEFAULT
> nextval('mediawiki.text_old_id_seq'::regclass),
>  old_text text,
>  old_flags text,
>  textvector tsvector,
>  CONSTRAINT pagecontent_pkey PRIMARY KEY (old_id)
> )
> The table has about 311 000 rows.
> I've created GIN index over textvector:
> CREATE INDEX gin_index2 ON mediawiki.pagecontent USING gin (textvector);
> At first all was ok, but last days I find out that the queries take a lot of
> time (10sec and more). When I start EXPLAIN ANALIZE of the query
> SELECT old_id FROM mediawiki.pagecontent WHERE (textvector @@
> (to_tsquery('den')))
> the result is this:
> "Bitmap Heap Scan on pagecontent  (cost=8677.26..26663.01 rows=9037 width=4)
> (actual time=8.258..8131.677 rows=9093 loops=1)"
> "  Recheck Cond: (textvector @@ to_tsquery('den'::text))"
> "  ->  Bitmap Index Scan on gin_index2  (cost=0.00..8675.00 rows=9037
> width=0) (actual time=6.002..6.002 rows=9093 loops=1)"
> "        Index Cond: (textvector @@ to_tsquery('den'::text))"
> "Total runtime: 8150.949 ms"
> It seems that the GIN index was not used. At first I though, that there is
> some mess in the db, cause I provided some experiments(delete and import
> data and GIN index), so I used vacuum, afterwards I tried pg_dump and
> pg_restore, but it did not help.
> Could you please point me in the right direction, where could be the
> problem?
> Thanks a lot
> Mark
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