From: Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnaka(at)iki(dot)fi>
To: Andrey Borodin <x4mmm(at)yandex-team(dot)ru>
Cc: Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>, Thomas Munro <thomas(dot)munro(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Костя Кузнецов <chapaev28(at)ya(dot)ru>
Subject: Re: GiST VACUUM
Date: 2019-03-04 10:27:04
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On 04/01/2019 21:26, Andrey Borodin wrote:
> 3 янв. 2019 г., в 23:47, Andrey Borodin <x4mmm(at)yandex-team(dot)ru>
> написал(а):
>>> * Bitmapset stores 32 bit signed integers, but BlockNumber is
>>> unsigned. So this will fail with an index larger than 2^31
>>> blocks. That's perhaps academical, I don't think anyone will try
>>> to create a 16 TB GiST index any time soon. But it feels wrong to
>>> introduce an arbitrary limitation like that.
>> Looks like bitmapset is unsuitable for collecting block numbers due
>> to the interface. Let's just create custom container for this? Or
>> there is one other option: for each block number throw away sign
>> bit and consider page potentially internal and potentially empty
>> leaf if (blkno & 0x7FFFFFF) is in bitmapset. And then we will have
>> to create at least one 17Tb GiST to check it actually works.
> Heikki, how do you think, is implementing our own radix tree for this
> is viable solution? I've written working implementation with 4-level
> statically typed tree. If we follow this route, probably, there must
> be tests for this data structure.

Yeah, seems reasonable.

- Heikki

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