Bruce Momjian wrote:
> This might be a simplistic question but if the page is +90% full and
> there is a long-lived transaction, isn't Postgres going to try pruning
> on each page read access?

Yes :(. That's why we earlier talked about stored the xid of the oldest
deleted tuple on the page in the page header. That way we could skip the
fruitless pruning attempts until that xid < OldestXmin.

Another approach is to try to make HeapTupleSatisfiesVacuum cheaper, so
that the fruitless pruning attempts wouldn't hurt that much.

  Heikki Linnakangas

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