On 1/21/17 8:54 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
Jim Nasby <jim.na...@bluetreble.com> writes:
The other (possibly naive) question I have is how useful negative
entries really are? Will Postgres regularly incur negative lookups, or
will these only happen due to user activity?
It varies depending on the particular syscache, but in at least some
of them, negative cache entries are critical for performance.
See for example RelnameGetRelid(), which basically does a RELNAMENSP
cache lookup for each schema down the search path until it finds a

Ahh, I hadn't considered that. So one idea would be to only track negative entries on caches where we know they're actually useful. That might make the performance hit of some of the other ideas more tolerable. Presumably you're much less likely to pollute the namespace cache than some of the others.
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