On 7 May 2014 17:43, Stephen Frost <sfr...@snowman.net> wrote:
> * Simon Riggs (si...@2ndquadrant.com) wrote:
>> IMHO we would not want to add indexes to every column, on every table,
>> nor would we wish to use lookaside for all tables. It is a good thing
>> to be able to add optimizations for individual tables. GPUs are not
>> good for everything; it is good to be able to leverage their
>> strengths, yet avoid their weaknesses.
> It's the optimizer's job to figure out which path to pick though, based
> on which will have the lowest cost.
Of course. I'm not suggesting otherwise.
>> If do you want that, you can write an Event Trigger that automatically
>> adds a lookaside for any table.
> This sounds terribly ugly and like we're pushing optimization decisions
> on to the user instead of just figuring out what the best answer is.
I'm proposing that we use a declarative approach, just like we do when
we say CREATE INDEX.
The idea is that we only consider a lookaside when a lookaside has
been declared. Same as when we add an index, the optimizer considers
whether to use that index. What we don't want to happen is that the
optimizer considers a GIN plan, even when a GIN index is not
I'll explain it more at the developer meeting. It probably sounds a
bit weird at first.
Simon Riggs http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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