David Steele <da...@pgmasters.net> wrote:

> On 12/22/17 6:13 AM, Thomas Munro wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:45 PM, Antonin Houska <a...@cybertec.at> wrote:
> >> try_partial_hashjoin_path() passes constant true to for the parallel_hash
> >> argument of initial_cost_hashjoin(). Shouldn't it instead pass the
> >> parallel_hash argument that it receives?
> > 
> > Thanks.  Yeah.  When initial_cost_hashjoin() calls
> > get_parallel_divisor() on a non-partial inner path I think it would
> > return 1.0, so no damage was done there, but when
> > ExecChooseHashTableSize() receives try_combined_work_mem == true it
> > might underestimate the number of batches required for a partial hash
> > join without parallel hash, because it would incorrectly assume that a
> > single batch join could use the combined work_mem budget.  This was
> > quite well hidden because ExecHashTableCreate() calls
> > ExecChooseHashTableSize() again (rather than reusing the results from
> > planning time), so the bad nbatch estimate doesn't show up anywhere.

> Does this look right to you?

Yes, this is what I meant. The patch applies cleanly and the code compiles

> If so, can you sign up as a reviewer and mark it Ready for Committer?


Actually I think it'd be nice if the "parallel_hash" argument was mentioned in
the header comment of initial_cost_hashjoin() function, but not sure this is
worth returning the patch to the author.

Antonin Houska
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