On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 01:15:06PM +0900, ITAGAKI Takahiro wrote:
> "Jim C. Nasby" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > The reason I thought of this is because once the transaction commits, we
> > have no use for the cid info. So we could do something like have
> > bgwriter look for tuples that belong to committed transactions before it
> > writes a page, and strip the cid out of them.
> Your concept is just like as the experimental method that I suggested before
> in http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2005-08/msg01193.php
> We can remove cmin and cmax from commited tuples and xmin from frozen tuples
> and we might save some bytes in tuple headers.
> However, I think our next goal to shrink the headers is 16 bytes. The headers
> become 23 bytes using phantom cids and we are limited by alignments, so we 
> will
> have no more advantages unless we delete extra 7 bytes in the headers.
> ...and it seems to be very difficult.

Dumb question... wouldn't getting down to 20 bytes buy us something?
Jim Nasby                                            [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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