On 2018-02-13 13:43:40 -0500, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Merlin Moncure <mmonc...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I tested several queries in my application that had >30 second compile
> > times against a one second run time,.  Not being able to manage when
> > compilation happens is making it difficult to get a sense of llvm
> > performance in the general case.
> In theory, the GUCs Andres has added to only compile if the estimated
> total cost is above some threshold is supposed to help with this.

Note that the GUCs as posted are set *way* too low, they're currently
toy thresholds. That's easier for testing, but I guess I should set them
to something better.

It's not unrealistic to expect them to be insufficient however - the
overhead roughly linearly grows with the number of expressions, which
might not reflect the gain equally.

> How did you manage to create an expression that took 30 seconds to
> compile?  It doesn't take that long to compile a 5000-line C file.

Any chance a debug build of LLVM was used? The overhead of that are
easily an order of magnitude or more.


Andres Freund

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