On 2014-04-20 15:38:23 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Some poking around with oprofile says that much of the added time is
> coming from added syscache and typcache lookups, as I suspected.
> I did some further work on the patch to make it possible to cache
> the element tuple descriptor across calls for these two functions.
> With the attached patch, the first test case comes down to about 335 ms
> and the second to about 1475 ms (plpgsql is still leaving some extra
> cache lookups on the table).  More could be done with some further API
> changes, but I think this is about as much as is safe to back-patch.

I unfortunately haven't followed this in detail, but shouldn't it be
relatively easily to make this even cheaper by checking for
HEAP_HASEXTERNAL?  If it's not set we don't need to iterate over the
composite's columns, right?


Andres Freund

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