On 5/16/07, Heikki Linnakangas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> What about adding the ability to ask the FSM for a page that's near a
> given page? That way if you did have to go to the FSM you could at least
> try and insert close to the page you originally wanted.

Yeah, there's always room for improvement. I made the patch when I was
working on clustered indexes, and was mostly concerned about getting
inserts to the same page as other tuples with similar values so that the
clustered index stays clustered.

the patch doesn't apply in cvs... you'll need to update it...

Jaime Casanova

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