Gregory Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> "Tom Lane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> Alvaro Herrera <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>>> Gregory Stark wrote:
>>>> What really has to happen is it should run analyze on all tables
>>>> together in a single transaction and commit all the new stats together.
>>>> Out-of-sync stats can be worse than out-of-date stats.
>>> One problem with that is that it will keep the locks on each table until
>>> the end of all analyzes.
>> Yeah, that seems entirely infeasible, even if I agreed with the premise
>> which I don't think I do.

> Well that's just what ANALYZE with no arguments at all does.

Not unless you wrap it in a transaction block --- otherwise it does a
transaction per table.  If you try wrapping it in a transaction block
on a production system, you'll soon find you don't like it.

                        regards, tom lane

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