This seems related to table spaces --- once we have them, having some
automatic way to spread the data across tablespaces would make sense, so
I have added this discussion to that TODO.detail.


Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
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> On Tue, May 20, 2003 at 10:02:24AM -0500, Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> > On Tue, May 20, 2003 at 12:40:00AM +1000, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> > > Anyway, the general trend seems to be against the idea so I may as well go
> > > think of something else :)
> > 
> > I'm disappointed to hear that. Having no way to effectively partition
> > data is a real pain in pgsql, and your proposal would adress that. Yes,
> > you can build it yourself by creating the view and all the rules by
> > hand, but that has a lot of drawbacks:
> I agree, there is a lot of potential here. And I don't beleive it would be
> too much work as most of the infrastructure is already there. At this stage
> I'm just wondering if it will go on the TODO list. I propose that the
> following items be added:
>    * Improve the planner to take CHECK constraints into account to prune the plan.
>    * Allow a single index to index multiple tables (also for inherited PRIMARY KEYS)
>    * Allow partitioning of table into multiple subtables
> The first two items would be useful in their own right. With them the final
> one would be straight forward. I'd be prepared to put some effort into this
> if there is some indication it would be accepted.
> > I don't know what the policies for patches are, but I'd hope that the
> > core team would consider adding this functionality, especially since a
> > first-round implimentation can be done entirely with rules (or so it
> > seems).
> Well, I think the policy is 'if you write the code you have a better chance
> to have it accepted' :) So, if it's likely to be accepted then we only need
> to find someone to code it. Given the other priorities currently I think
> waiting for the core team to write it would be futile (unless you can
> convince someone like IBM to give the core team money to write it).
> Right now I'd be happy if the anonymous CVS server would talk to me :)
> By the way, has anyone given thought to user-defined storage managers? Apart
> from allowing backward compatable table access, you could implement a simple
> version of partitioning that doesn't take advantage of planner tricks.
> Have a nice day,
> -- 
> Martijn van Oosterhout   <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > "the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or
> > religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.
> > Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."
> >   - Samuel P. Huntington
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