Andres Freund <> writes:
> On 2016-07-13 13:37:55 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> We already know that
>> that code has performance issues, cf bug #14231, so I suspect there's
>> a redesign in its future anyway.

> Note that it's not the slab allocators that is having problems, it's
> aset.c, iterating through all allocated blocks.

Well, my point is that that code is using allocation patterns that aset.c
isn't very well suited for.  The slab allocator logic attempts to paper
over one part of that impedance mismatch, but we're seeing there's more.
I haven't looked at it closely enough to have a solution proposal.

                        regards, tom lane

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