On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 01:45:43PM +0900, ITAGAKI Takahiro wrote:
> "Jim C. Nasby" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > And +1 on Rod's suggestion to make it more aggressive. I always drop the
> > scale factor to at least 0.2 and 0.1 (though 0.1 and 0.05 don't seem
> > unreasonable), and typically drop the thresholds to 200 and 100 (though
> > again, lower is probably warrented).
> The default fillfactors for index btree is 90%. So if we want to avoid
> spliting of the leaf pages, vacuum scale factors should be less than 0.1
> in cases where tuples are only updated randomly. I think threshoulds should
> be less than PCTFREEs(=1-fillfactors) except ever-increasing tables.

Very good point, though at least for indexes the new code that tries to
reclaim space on a page before splitting it will help. Doesn't help for
the heap, though.

So maybe the default should be 0.08?
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