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Re: Experimental patch for inter-page delay in VACUUM

From: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Experimental patch for inter-page delay in VACUUM
Date: 2003-11-03 13:22:45
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The world rejoiced as hannu(at)tm(dot)ee (Hannu Krosing) wrote:
> Christopher Browne kirjutas E, 03.11.2003 kell 02:15:
>> Well, actually, the case where it _would_ be troublesome would be
>> where there was a combination of huge tables needing vacuuming and
>> smaller ones that are _heavily_ updated (e.g. - account balances),
>> where pg_autovacuum might take so long on some big tables that it
>> wouldn't get to the smaller ones often enough.  
> Can't one just run a _separate_ VACUUM on those smaller tables ?

Yes, but that defeats the purpose of having a daemon that tries to
manage this all for you.
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magical stuff to  them.  If I were trying  to terminate the operations
of a witch coven, I'd probably seize everything in sight.  How would I
tell the ordinary household brooms from the getaway vehicles?"
-- John Perry Barlow

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