On 12/4/12 9:34 AM, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Alexander Korotkov
> <aekorot...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Patch completely changes storage in posting lists and leaf pages of posting
>> trees. It uses varbyte encoding for BlockNumber and OffsetNumber.
>> BlockNumber are stored incremental in page. Additionally one bit of
>> OffsetNumber is reserved for additional information NULL flag. To be able to
>> find position in leaf data page quickly patch introduces small index in the
>> end of page.
> This sounds like it means that this would break pg_upgrade, about
> which I'm not too keen.  Ideally, we'd like to have a situation where
> new indexes have additional capabilities, but old indexes are still
> usable for things that they could do before.  I am not sure whether
> that's a realistic goal.

Is there a reason not to create this as a new type of index?  "GIN2" or

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.

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