On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 10:54 PM, Amit Kapila <amit.kapil...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 12:13 AM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 1:54 AM, Amit Kapila <amit.kapil...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>  I want to split when the average bucket
>>>> contains 10 pages worth of tuples.
>>> oh, I think what you mean to say is hack the code to bump fill factor
>>> and then test it.  I was confused that how can user can do that from
>>> SQL command.
>> Yes, that's why I said "hacking the fill factor up to 1000" when I
>> originally mentioned it.
>> Actually, for hash indexes, there's no reason why we couldn't allow
>> fillfactor settings greater than 100, and it might be useful.
> Yeah, I agree with that, but as of now, it might be tricky to support
> the different range of fill factor for one of the indexes.  Another
> idea could be to have an additional storage parameter like
> split_bucket_length or something like that for hash indexes which
> indicate that split will occur after the average bucket contains
> "split_bucket_length * page" worth of tuples.  We do have additional
> storage parameters for other types of indexes, so having one for the
> hash index should not be a problem.


> I think this is important because split immediately increases the hash
> index space by approximately 2 times.  We might want to change that
> algorithm someday, but the above idea will prevent that in many cases.

Also agreed.

But the first thing is that you should probably do some testing in
that area via a quick hack to see if anything breaks in an obvious

Robert Haas
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