On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 09:56 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Simon Riggs <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > During recent tuning of the TPC-C workload, I produced the following
> > patch to force COPY to leave some space in each data block when it loads
> > data into heap relations.

> Put the info into the Relation
> structure instead of cluttering heap_insert's API.  (This would mean
> that *every* heap_insert is affected, not only COPY, which is what you
> want anyway I would think.)

Well, I intended it to work *only* for copy, not for insert, which is
why I did it that way. 

I can see both sides of that discussion though.

> In practice, a real fix for this would add a column to pg_class, in
> which case you could get it from the Relation for free.

Again, that was intentional when I wrote it. I am inclined to agree with
that approach now, since it could be cached fairly easily.

Anyway, when I get time, I'll finish off the patch. Unless other readers
would like to follow on.

Best Regards, Simon Riggs

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