* Robert Haas (robertmh...@gmail.com) wrote: > On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:50 PM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Commit 7aea8e4f2daa4b39ca9d1309a0c4aadb0f7ed81b allowed a parallel > > plan to be generated when for a RETURN QUERY or RETURN QUERY EXECUTE > > statement in a PL/pgsql block. As it turns out, the analysis that led > > to this decision was totally wrong-headed, because the plan will > > always be executed using SPI_cursor_fetch(portal, true, 50), which > > will cause ExecutePlan() to get invoked with a count of 50, which will > > cause it to run the parallel plan serially, without workers. > > Therefore, passing CURSOR_OPT_PARALLEL_OK is a bad idea here; all it > > can do is cause us to pick a parallel plan that's slow when executed > > serially instead of the best serial plan. > > > > The attached patch fixes it. I plan to commit this and back-patch it > > to 9.6, barring objections or better ideas. > > I guess the downside of back-patching this is that it could cause a > plan change for somebody which ends up being worse. On the whole, > serial execution of queries intended to be run in parallel isn't > likely to work out well, but it's always possible somebody has a cases > where it happens to be winning, and this could break it. So maybe I > should do this only in master? Thoughts?
For my 2c, I'd back-patch it. Thanks! Stephen
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