Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> > > Perhaps my point got lost... in the case where no index keys change
> > > during an update, SITC seems superior in every way to my proposal. My
> > > idea (let's call it Index Tuple Page Consolidation, ITPC) would be
> > > beneficial to UPDATEs that modify one or more index keys but still put
> > > the tuple on the same page. Where SITC would be most useful for tables
> > > that have a very heavy update rate and very few indexes, ITPC would
> > > benefit tables that have more indexes on them; where presumably it's
> > > much more likely for UPDATEs to change at least one index key (which
> > > means SITC goes out the window, if I understand it correctly). If I'm
> > > missing something and SITC can in fact deal with some index keys
> > > changing during an UPDATE, then I see no reason for ITPC.
> > 
> > I understood what you had said.  The question is whether we want to get
> > that complex with this feature, and if there are enough use cases
> > (UPDATE with index keys changing) to warrant it.
> Ideas on how to test a table to see how many tuples would fit this
> criteria?
> Or we could just shelve ITPC as a possibility in the future, after we
> see how much the limitations of SITC hurt.

Probably.  I am not sure even SITC is a win given the complexity it will
add, but I think it is worth trying.  Getting into more complex cases
where chains change indexed values seems like something we could try
later if we have to.

  Bruce Momjian   [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  EnterpriseDB    http://www.enterprisedb.com

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

---------------------------(end of broadcast)---------------------------
TIP 5: don't forget to increase your free space map settings

Reply via email to