On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 6:03 AM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote: > On 2016-08-30 21:59:44 +0100, Greg Stark wrote: >> On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 11:12 AM, Heikki Linnakangas <hlinn...@iki.fi> wrote: >> > While profiling some queries and looking at executor overhead, I realized >> > that we're not making much use of TupleTableSlot's ability to hold a buffer >> > pin. In a SeqScan, the buffer is held pinned by the underlying heap-scan >> > anyway. Same with an IndexScan, and the SampleScan. The only thing that >> > relies on that feature is TidScan, but we could easily teach TidScan to >> > hold >> > the buffer pin directly. >> > >> > So, how about we remove the ability of a TupleTableSlot to hold a buffer >> > pin, per the attached patch? It shaves a few cycles from a ExecStoreTuple() >> > and ExecClearTuple(), which get called a lot. I couldn't measure any actual >> > difference from that, though, but it seems like a good idea from a >> > readability point of view, anyway. >> >> Out of curiosity why go in this direction and not the other? Why not >> move those other scans to use the TupleTableSlot API to manage the >> pins. Offhand it sounds more readable not less to have the >> TupleTableSlot be a self contained data structure that guarantees the >> lifetime of the pins matches the slots rather than have a dependency >> on the code structure in some far-away scan. > > At least for heap scans the pins are page level, and thus longer lived > than the data in a slot. It's important that a scan holds a pin, because > it needs to rely on the page not being hot pruned etc..
I have moved this patch to next CF. Heikki, are you still planning to work on it? -- Michael -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers