Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>> Gregory Stark wrote:
>>> "Joshua D. Drake" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>>>>>> On 2/27/07, Josh Berkus <> wrote:
>>>>>>> I see no reason to implement it if there is no performance gain.
>>>> However, I strongly concur that we need at least some evidence. It could
>>>> easily be that a misstep in the code, causes a loop over the wrong set
>>>> and all the performance we thought we would get is invalid, not because
>>>> of theory or what should happen, but because of actual implementation.
>>> It rather sounds like you're asking for a proof that Simon can write 
>>> bug-free
>>> code before you allow him to write any code.
>> Well wouldn't that be great! :) but no, not quite. I would just like to
>> see some metrics showing that it is a benefit. Besides the patch needs
>> to work for the metrics to be run.
> I don't understand the great demand for metrics at this point.  Once the
> patch is ready, people can run the patch on their workloads to get
> real-world metrics.  Metrics are only needed before the patch is
> applied, not before it is discussed.

I don't disagree. Maybe I missed something here, but my whole argument
for metrics was purely for the feature to be accepted. I would certainly
expect full discussion.

Joshua D. Drake


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