Alvaro Herrera <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> If we apply Heikki's idea of advancing OldestXmin, I think what we
> should do is grab the value from pgstats when vacuum starts, and each
> time we're going to advance OldestXmin, grab the value from pgstats
> again; accumulate the differences from the various pgstat grabs.  At the
> end we send the accumulated differences as the new dead tuple count.

Considering that each of those values will be up to half a second old,
I can hardly think that this will accomplish anything except to
introduce a great deal of noise ...

                        regards, tom lane

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