On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 04:07:01PM +0100, Gregory Stark wrote: > Fwiw, do we really not want to compress anything smaller than 256 bytes > (everyone in Postgres uses the default strategy, not the always strategy).
Is there actually a way to specify always compressing? I'm not seeing it on http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/interactive/storage-toast.html > ISTM that with things like CHAR(n) around we might very well have some > databases where compression for smaller sized datums would be beneficial. I > would suggest 32 for the minimum. CPU is generally cheaper than IO now-a-days, so I agree with something less than 256. Not sure what would be best though. I do have a database that has both user-entered information as well as things like email addresses, so I could do some testing on that if people want. -- Decibel!, aka Jim Nasby [EMAIL PROTECTED] EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com 512.569.9461 (cell)
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