On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Peter Geoghegan <p...@bowt.ie> wrote:
> I noticed that this is in the upcoming CF 1 for v11. I'm signed up to review.
> I'd like to point out that replacement selection is also obsolete,
> which is something I brought up recently [1]. I don't actually have
> any feature-driven reason to want to kill replacement selection - it's
> just an annoyance at this point. I do think that RS is more deserving
> of being killed than Polyphase merge, because it actually costs users
> something to continue to support it. The replacement_sort_tuples GUC
> particularly deserves to be removed.
> It would be nice if killing RS was put in scope here. I'd appreciate
> it, at least, since it would simplify the heap routines noticeably.
> The original analysis that led to adding replacement_sort_tuples was
> based on certain performance characteristics of merging that have
> since changed by quite a bit, due to our work for v10.

These are separate topics.  They should each be discussed on their own
thread.  Please don't hijack this thread to talk about something else.

Robert Haas
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