On 3 August 2016 at 20:37, Claudio Freire <klaussfre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 4:20 AM, Simon Riggs <si...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
>> == IndexScan ==
>> Note that the executor code for IndexScan appears identical between
>> the two optimizations. The difference between duplicate and range LITE
>> tuples is needed only at INSERT time (or UPDATE indexed column to a
>> new value).
>> When we do an IndexScan if we see a LITE tuple we do a scan of the
>> linepointer ranges covered by this index tuple (which might eventually
>> go to a full block scan). For example with bit1 set we would scan 16
>> linepointers (on an 8192 byte block) and with 2 bits set we would scan
>> 32 linepointers etc.., not necessarily consecutive ranges. So the
>> IndexScan can return potentially many heap rows per index entry, which
>> need to be re-checked and may also need to be sorted prior to
>> returning them. If no rows are returned we can kill the index pointer,
>> just as we do now for btrees, so they will be removed eventually from
>> the index without the need for VACUUM. An BitmapIndexScan that sees a
>> lossy pointer can also use the lossy TID concept, so we can have
>> partially lossy bitmaps.
> Wouldn't this risk scanning rows more than once unless it's part of a
> bitmap scan?

It's always the job of the index insert logic to ensure a valid index exists.

I'm not sure what you see that changes that here. Say more?

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