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Re: generalizing the planner knobs

From: "Qingqing Zhou" <zhouqq(at)cs(dot)toronto(dot)edu>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: generalizing the planner knobs
Date: 2005-12-01 17:32:12
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"Neil Conway" <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com> wrote
> This would also be useful when diagnosing bad query plans: for example,
> setting enable_seqscan=false often causes the planner to disregard the
> use of *any* sequential scan, anywhere in the plan. The ability to
> slightly bump up the cost of particular operations would allow more
> alternative plans to be examined.

This method also has the problem of "enable_seqscan=false" in some 
situations. I would vote we implement the final general solution like query 
plan hints directly.


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