On 2014-05-30 12:00:47 +0100, Simon Riggs wrote:
> On 12 May 2014 08:15, Andres Freund <and...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> >> But I concur that in practice, if you're dealing with 16TB tables, it's 
> >> time
> >> to partition.
> >
> > Well, we need to improve our partitioning for that to be viable for all
> > relations. Not having usable foreign and unique keys makes it a pita in
> > some cases.
> As discussed, declarative partitioning is on the roadmap for this next
> release, so I would say lets just document that tablesizes above 16TB
> don't report correctly and move on.

I doubt we'll fix all the snags - like foreign keys, unique keys, etc -
that partitioning has in this release... Introducing a blocknumber type
seems easy and mechanical enough.


Andres Freund

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