On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 11:50 AM, Юрий Соколов <funny.fal...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Maybe leave a fallback to qsort if some corner case produces big buckets?
> For 8kb pages, each bucket is per 32 bytes. So, for heap pages it is at
> most 1 heap-tuple per bucket, and for index pages it is at most 2 index
> tuples per bucket. For 32kb pages it is 4 heap-tuples and 8 index-tuples
> per bucket.
> It will be unnecessary overhead to call non-inlineable qsort in this cases
> So, I think, shell sort could be removed, but insertion sort have to remain.
> I'd prefer shell sort to remain also. It could be useful in other places
> also,
> because it is easily inlinable, and provides comparable to qsort performance
> up to several hundreds of elements.

I'd rather have an inlineable qsort.

And I'd recommend doing that when there is a need, and I don't think
this patch really needs it, since bucket sort handles most cases

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