Hi, On 2017-08-18 12:12:58 +0300, Ildar Musin wrote: > While we've been developing pg_pathman extension one of the most frequent > questions we got from our users was about global index support. We cannot > provide it within an extension. And I couldn't find any recent discussion > about someone implementing it. So I'm thinking about giving it a shot and > start working on a patch for postgres.
FWIW, I personally think for constraints the better approach is to make the constraint checking code cope with having to check multiple indexes. Initially by just checking all indexes, over the longer term perhaps pruning the set of to-be-checked indexes based on the values in the partition key if applicable. The problem with creating huge global indexes is that you give away some the major advantages of partitioning: - dropping partitions now is slow / leaves a lof of garbage again - there's no way you can do this with individual partitions being remote or such - there's a good chunk of locality loss in global indexes The logic we have for exclusion constraints checking can essentially be extended to do uniqueness checking over multiple partitions. Depending on the desired deadlock behaviour one might end up doing speculative insertions in addition. The foreign key constraint checking is fairly simple, essentially one "just" need to remove the ONLY from the generated check query. Greetings, Andres Freund -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers