Peter Geoghegan <p...@bowt.ie> wrote:
In Alik's workload, there are two queries: One UPDATE, one SELECT. Even though the bloated index was a unique index, and so still gets _bt_check_unique() item killing, the regression is still going to block LP_DEAD cleanup by the SELECTs, which seems like it might be quite important there. After all, _bt_check_unique() cleanup has to happen with an exclusive buffer lock held, whereas the kill_prior_tuple stuff happens with only a shared buffer lock held. It's not hard to imaging that there will be a whole lot less LP_DEAD setting, overall.
Actually, there is a much bigger reason why SELECT statement LP_DEAD killing matters more to Alik's workload than _bt_check_unique() LP_DEAD killing: The UPDATE query itself does not affect indexed columns. Most UPDATEs are actually HOT-safe (despite the degree of index bloat we see), and so most UPDATEs will never reach _bt_check_unique(). -- Peter Geoghegan -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers