On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 08:41:43PM +0530, Atri Sharma wrote:
> On Thursday, September 4, 2014, Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 08:37:08AM -0400, Robert Haas wrote:
> > The main problem I see here is that accurate costing may require a
> > round-trip to the remote server. If there is only one path that is
> > probably OK; the cost of asking the question will usually be more than
> > paid for by hearing that the pushed-down join clobbers the other
> > possible methods of executing the query. But if there are many paths,
> > for example because there are multiple sets of useful pathkeys, it
> > might start to get a bit expensive.
> > Probably both the initial cost and final cost calculations should be
> > delegated to the FDW, but maybe within postgres_fdw, the initial cost
> > should do only the work that can be done without contacting the remote
> > server; then, let the final cost step do that if appropriate. But I'm
> > not entirely sure what is best here.
> I am thinking eventually we will need to cache the foreign server
> statistics on the local server.
> Wouldn't that lead to issues where the statistics get outdated and we have to
> anyways query the foreign server before planning any joins? Or are you
> of dropping the foreign table statistics once the foreign join is complete?
I am thinking we would eventually have to cache the statistics, then get
some kind of invalidation message from the foreign server. I am also
thinking that cache would have to be global across all backends, I guess
similar to our invalidation cache.
Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> http://momjian.us
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