On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 2:10 PM, Alvaro Herrera
> Claudio Freire wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:46 PM, Alvaro Herrera
>> <alvhe...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
>> > Claudio Freire wrote:
>> >> > The vacuuming the very large table with no index could also take a
>> >> > long time, and it scans and vacuums blocks one by one. So I imagined
>> >> > that we can vacuum the FSM once vacuumed a certain amount of blocks.
>> >> > And that can avoid bloating table during the long-time vacuum.
>> >> Could do that. I'll see about doing something of the sort and
>> >> submitting it as a separate patch.
>> > Vacuuming of the FSM is in no way strictly tied to vacuuming the heap
>> > (it's not really "vacuuming", it's just about updating the upper layers
>> > to match the data in the leaves). I think we could use the new autovac
>> > "workitem" infrastructure and tack an item there once in a while for FSM
>> > vacuuming ...
>> Well, it *is* tied in the sense that vacuum is the one massively
>> adding free space.
> Yes, but if vacuum dies after releasing lots of space but before
> vacuuming FSM, then it's not tied anymore and you could just as well run
> it anytime.
I see your point.
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