On 31/12/13 01:41, Andreas Karlsson wrote:
On 12/29/2013 08:24 AM, David Rowley wrote:
If it was possible to devise some way to reuse any
previous tuplesortstate perhaps just inventing a reset method which
clears out tuples, then we could see performance exceed the standard
seqscan -> sort. The code the way it is seems to lookup the sort
functions from the syscache for each group then allocate some sort
space, so quite a bit of time is also spent in palloc0() and pfree()

If it was not possible to do this then maybe adding a cost to the number
of sort groups would be better so that the optimization is skipped if
there are too many sort groups.

It should be possible. I have hacked a quick proof of concept for
reusing the tuplesort state. Can you try it and see if the performance
regression is fixed by this?

One thing which have to be fixed with my patch is that we probably want
to close the tuplesort once we have returned the last tuple from

I have attached my patch and the incremental patch on Alexander's patch.

How does this work in combination with randomAccess ?

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