"Tom Lane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Gregory Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> In it I said that removing the 2-byte cases had no advantages but actually
>> since then I've thought of one. It makes the toaster code simpler since it 
>> can
>> just set a bit in the four-byte header just as it does now. It doesn't have 
>> to
>> worry about converting to a 2-byte header.
> Run that by me again?  A toast pointer datum ought to have a 1-byte
> header, since its only twenty-something bytes long.

I was referring to compressed inline data.

By not having inline compressed data be 2-byte headers it eliminates having to
check a lot of corner cases and reduces the changes in tuptoaster.c since it
means pg_lzcompress can return a normal 4-byte header and nobody has to
convert it to a 2-byte header.

So I am doing that for now. I suspect we'll never get around to reintroducing
2-byte headers, but we could if we wanted to. It would be a small change
everywhere else but an annoying bunch of fiddly changes in tuptoaster.c.

  Gregory Stark
  EnterpriseDB          http://www.enterprisedb.com

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