On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 10:59:13AM +0100, Heikki Linnakangas wrote: > Martijn van Oosterhout wrote: > >On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 09:35:31AM +0100, Heikki Linnakangas wrote: > >>We could get rid of t_hoff, because we should always be able to > >>calculate the header size. Then we're down to 18 bytes. > > > >Without t_hoff, how do you know the size of the null bitmap? You could > >probably do it only if you assume the null bitmap, if present, always > >covers all the columns... > > I think we assume that already. heap_form_tuple reserves space for the > bitmap like this: > > if (hasnull) > len += BITMAPLEN(numberOfAttributes);
Ok, now we do an ALTER TABLE blah ADD COLUMN ..., and we have to expand the bitmaps for the entire table? Have a nice day, -- Martijn van Oosterhout <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://svana.org/kleptog/ > From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to > litigate.
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