On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM, Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 06:03:15PM +0100, Simon Riggs wrote:
>> On 6 February 2014 18:21, Jeff Janes <jeff.ja...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 2:22 PM, Jeremy Harris <j...@wizmail.org> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> The attached patch replaces the existing siftup method for heapify with
>> >> a siftdown method. Tested with random integers it does 18% fewer
>> >> compares and takes 10% less time for the heapify, over the work_mem
>> >> range 1024 to 1048576.
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks for working on this.
>> +1
>> Your patch isn't linked properly from the CF manager though.
>> If you like patches like this then there's a long(er) list of
>> optimizations already proposed previously around sorting. It would be
>> good to have someone work through them for external sorts. I believe
>> Noah is working on parallel internal sort (as an aside).
>> There's also an optimization possible for merge joins where we use the
>> output of the first sort as an additional filter on the second sort.
>> That can help when we're going to join two disjoint tables.
> Where should this be recorded?  TODO?  Commitfest manager?

IIUC, the original patch was withdrawn; any remaining action items
should probably go to TODO.  I'm not sure which specific idea you're
referring to, though.

Robert Haas
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