Masahiko Sawada <> writes:
> On Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 1:46 PM, Masahiko Sawada <> wrote:
>> So other idea is to have GUC parameter, vacuum_even_frozen_page for example.
>> If this parameter is set true (false by default), we do vacuum whole
>> table forcibly and re-generate visibility map.
>> The advantage of this idea is that we don't necessary to expand VACUUM
>> syntax and relatively easily can remove this parameter if it's not
>> necessary anymore.

> Attached is a sample patch that controls full page vacuum by new GUC 
> parameter.

I find this approach fairly ugly ... it's randomly inconsistent with other
VACUUM parameters for no very defensible reason.  Taking out GUCs is not
easier than taking out statement parameters; you risk breaking
applications either way.

                        regards, tom lane

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