This is a patch for TODO item:
| Create a bitmap of pages that need vacuuming

Dead Space Map allows VACUUM to scan only pages that need vacuuming.
I sent to HACKERS the description of this patch.
Comments, suggestions and evaluation reports are welcome.

Usage of the feature is below:

- VACUUM FREEZE is recommended.
    Pages that need vacuuming and freezing are not separated in the patch.
    If we do non-FREEZE VACUUM, next VACUUM will also read pages that we
    cannot freeze all of tuples in it at the last VACUUM. It's a waste.

- [GUC] dsm_buffers (integer)
    The used memory size in dead space map. Default is 16MB,
    that can track maximum 1TB of heap tables.

- [GUC] dsm_vacuum (boolean)
    This enables the dead space map in VACUUM. Default is on.
    Even if it is off, DSM are always recorded and updated.

- contrib/pg_deadspacemap
    This shows the contents of dead space map.
    See also README.pg_deadspacemap.

ITAGAKI Takahiro
NTT Open Source Software Center

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