On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 7:11 PM, Tomas Vondra <tomas.von...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote: > On 08/22/2016 10:32 PM, Robert Haas wrote: >> >> >> ... >> >> 1. The number of tables for which we would need to add a duplicate, >> unlogged table is formidable. You need pg_attribute, pg_attrdef, >> pg_constraint, pg_description, pg_type, pg_trigger, pg_rewrite, etc. >> And the backend changes needed so that we used the unlogged copy for >> temp tables and the permanent copy for regular tables is probably >> really large. >> >> 2. You can't write to unlogged tables on standby servers, so this >> doesn't help solve the problem of wanting to use temporary tables on >> standbys. >> >> 3. While it makes creating temporary tables a lighter-weight >> operation, because you no longer need to write WAL for the catalog >> entries, there's probably still substantially more overhead than just >> stuffing them in backend-local RAM. So the performance benefits are >> probably fairly modest. >> >> Overall I feel like the development effort that it would take to make >> this work would almost certainly be better-expended elsewhere. But of >> course I'm not in charge of how people who work for other companies >> spend their time... >> > > Could someone please explain how the unlogged tables are supposed to fix the > catalog bloat problem, as stated in the initial patch submission? We'd still > need to insert/delete the catalog rows when creating/dropping the temporary > tables, causing the bloat. Or is there something I'm missing?
Wouldn't more aggressive vacuuming of catalog tables fix the bloat? Perhaps reserving a worker or N to run only on catalog schemas? That'd be far simpler. -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers