Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I did some performance testing of the patch, and the results were good. 
> I did this:

>       test=> CREATE TABLE test (x INTEGER);
>       test=> INSERT INTO test SELECT * FROM generate_series(1, 1000000);
>       test=> SET log_min_duration_statement = 0;
>       test=> SELECT * FROM test ORDER BY x LIMIT 3;

LIMIT 3 seems an awfully favorable case; if the patch can only manage a
factor of 4 speedup there, what happens at limit 10, 20, 100?  Also,
you've tested only one sort size and only one (unspecified) value of
work_mem, and the usefulness of the patch would surely vary depending on
that.  In particular, what happens with a LIMIT large enough to overflow

Lastly, I suspect that sorting presorted input might be particularly
favorable for this patch.  Please try it with random data for comparison.

                        regards, tom lane

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