Hi Ants,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ants Aasma [mailto:a...@cybertec.at]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9:23 PM
> To: Robert Haas
> Cc: Etsuro Fujita; Jay Levitt; Tom Lane; PostgreSQL-development; Francois
> Deliege
> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] [PATCH] Lazy hashaggregate when no aggregation is
> Sorry about the delay in answering. I have been swamped with non-PG
> related things lately.
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 11:08 PM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 5:41 AM, Etsuro Fujita
> >> <fujita.ets...@lab.ntt.co.jp> wrote:
> >>>> I'm confused by this remark, because surely the query planner does it
> >>>> way only if there's no LIMIT.  When there is a LIMIT, we choose based on
> >>>> the startup cost plus the estimated fraction of the total cost we expect
> >>>> to pay based on dividing the LIMIT by the overall row count estimate.  Or
> >>>> is this not what you're talking about?
> My reasoning was that query_planner returns the cheapest-total path
> and cheapest fractional presorted (by the aggregation pathkeys). When
> evaluating hash-aggregates with this patch these two are indeed
> compared considering the esimated fraction of the total cost, but this
> might miss cheapest fractional unordered path for lazy hashaggregates.
> Reviewing the code now I discovered this path could be picked out from
> the pathlist, just like it is done by
> get_cheapest_fractional_path_for_pathkeys when pathkeys is nil. This
> would need to be returned in addition to the other two paths. To
> minimize overhead, this should only be done when we possibly want to
> consider lazy hash-aggregation (there is a group clause with no
> aggregates and grouping is hashable) But this is starting to get
> pretty crufty considering that there doesn't seem to be any really
> compelling usecases for this.
> > Ants, do you intend to update this patch for this CommitFest?  Or at
> > all?  It seems nobody's too excited about this, so I'm not sure
> > whether it makes sense for you to put more work on it.  But please
> > advise as to your plans.
> If anyone thinks that this patch might be worth considering, then I'm
> prepared to do minor cleanup this CF (I saw some possibly unnecessary
> cruft in agg_fill_hash_and_retrieve). On the other hand, if you think
> the use case is too marginal to consider for inclusion then I won't
> shed a tear if this gets rejected. For me this was mostly a learning
> experience for poking around in the planner.

Honestly, I'm not sure that it's worth including this, considering the use


Best regards,
Etsuro Fujita

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