On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 8:31 AM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 12:35 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
>> Robert Haas <rh...@postgresql.org> writes:
>>> Charge cpu_tuple_cost * 0.5 for Append and MergeAppend nodes.
>> This seems to have produced some plan instability in the buildfarm.
> I was worried about that.  Looking at it now.  I wish we had some way
> to figure out whether a given plan was likely to be unstable on the
> buildfarm other than committing it and seeing what happens.  It's
> surprisingly difficult to write non-trivial tests that produce
> consistent EXPLAIN output, and annoyingly time-consuming to try to
> figure out why they don't.

I pushed a commit to try to fix this by making the three tables being
joined not all identical in terms of row count.  That seems like a
clear improvement, but there's every possibility it won't solve the
problem entirely.  I'll keep an eye on the buildfarm and see what

Robert Haas
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