On 22 September 2014 12:35, Heikki Linnakangas:

> > I have observed a scope of considerable performance improvement in-
> case of index by a very minor code change.
> > Consider the below schema:
> >
> > create table tbl2(id1 int, id2 varchar(10), id3 int); create index
> > idx2 on tbl2(id2, id3);
> >
> > Query as:
> >                  select count(*) from tbl2 where id2>'a' and
> > id3>990000;
> >
> > As per current design, it takes following steps to retrieve index
> tuples:
> >
> > 1.       Find the scan start position by searching first position in
> BTree as per the first key condition i.e. as per id2>'a'
> >
> > 2.       Then it fetches each tuples from position found in step-1.
> >
> > 3.       For each tuple, it matches all scan key condition, in our
> example it matches both scan key condition.
> >
> > 4.       If condition match, it returns the tuple otherwise scan
> stops.
> >
> > Now problem is here that already first scan key condition is matched
> to find the scan start position (Step-1), so it is obvious that any
> further tuple also will match the first scan key condition (as records
> are sorted).
> > So comparison on first scan key condition again in step-3 seems to be
> redundant.
> >
> > So my proposal is to skip the condition check on the first scan key
> condition for every tuple.
> The same happens in a single-column case. If you have a query like
> "SELECT * FROM tbl2 where id2 > 'a'", once you've found the start
> position of the scan, you know that all the rows that follow match too.

Very much true.

> > I would like to submit the patch for this improvement.
> > Please provide your feedback. Also let me know if I am missing
> something.
> Yeah, sounds like a good idea. This scenario might not arise very often,
> but it should be cheap to check, so I doubt it will add any measurable
> overhead to the cases where the optimization doesn't help.

Thanks, I shall start to prepare a patch for this optimization and share in 1 
or 2 days.

Thanks and Regards,
Kumar Rajeev Rastogi

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