On 3/15/07, Grzegorz Jaskiewicz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I figure - I should start brand new thread for this one - so here you

I am in a need for verbose CLUSTER. Ie. one that would give me
feedback and progress.
Because CLUSTER is divided into two major operations, (data
reordering, index rebuild) - I see it this way:

CLUSTER on I: <index name> T: <table name>, data reordering
CLUSTER on I: <index name> T: <table name>, index rebuild

and than:
CLUSTER 12% , etc

Well, I'm afraid that would be inconsistent with other VERBOSE
commands (VACUUM VERBOSE), which don't give a progress
indication other than that of specific stage being finished.

I think if you want to add VERBOSE to cluster, it should behave
exactly like all other 'VERBOSE' commands.

And as for progress indication, there has been proposals for more
or less similar feature, like:

As I recall the ideas which caught most traction were
indicating current progress via shared memory (pg_stat_activity)
and a GUC variable which instructs the server to send notices
indicating the progress status. The latter is harder.

I'm afraid creating such a feature 'just for CLUSTER' is not the greatest
idea -- there a lots of other places where having a progress bar would
be a great benefit.  REINDEX, most ALTER TABLEs, CREATE INDEX, even
long running SELECTs, UPDATEs and DELETEs not to mention VACUUM
would equally benefit from it.  I think you will be having hard time trying
to push CLUSTER-specific extension when there is a need for more
generic one.


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