On 2/7/07, Joshua D. Drake <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Simon Riggs wrote:
> Heap Only Tuples ("HOT") is a simplification of earlier proposals for
> improving the way the server handles frequent updates, based upon what's
> been learned and feedback received.

Uhmmm... how often is that the case? Don't get me wrong, bravo but that
seems a rather large limitation.

Considering it, this would certainly be a boon in web space where you
have things like Rails doing:

HOT is great for tables that are updated frequently via triggers or
cron right?  so it this eliminate the need to vacuum foo following
update foo set v =1 where id =1;
where v is not an index, right?

if so, it would be great all kinds of things, especially
materialization techniques.  or any situation where a table is updated
so frequently autovac can't keep up.  I can think of tons of places
where this would be useful.


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