On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:37 PM, Alvaro Herrera
<alvhe...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> Fujii Masao wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Etsuro Fujita
>> <fujita.ets...@lab.ntt.co.jp> wrote:
>> > PENDING_LIST_CLEANUP_SIZE and work_mem, for this setting.
>> > Wouldn't it be easy-to-use to have only one parameter,
>> > work_mem as the default value when running the CREATE INDEX command?
>> That's an idea. But there might be some users who want to change
>> the cleanup size per session like they can do by setting work_mem,
>> and your idea would prevent them from doing that...
>> So what about introduing pending_list_cleanup_size also as GUC?
>> That is, users can set the threshold by using either the reloption or
>> GUC.
> Yes, I think having both a GUC and a reloption makes sense -- the GUC
> applies to all indexes, and can be tweaked for individual indexes using
> the reloption.


> I'm not sure about the idea of being able to change it per session,
> though.  Do you mean that you would like insert processes use a very
> large value so that they can just append new values to the pending list,
> and have vacuum use a small value so that it cleans up as soon as it
> runs?  Two things: 1. we could have an "autovacuum_" reloption which
> only changes what autovacuum does; 2. we could have autovacuum run
> index cleanup actions separately from actual vacuuming.

Yes, I was thinking something like that. But if autovacuum
has already been able to handle that, it's nice. Anyway,
as you pointed out, it's better to have both GUC and reloption
for the cleanup size of pending list.


Fujii Masao

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