On Sun, 2007-09-09 at 07:55 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Simon Riggs wrote:
> > On Sat, 2007-09-08 at 23:13 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > > In summary, I feel we have the HOT mechanics down well, but the open
> > > issue is _when_ to activate each operation.
> > 
> > That has been the only open issue for months. The interplay of behaviour
> > is where HOT succeeds and fails. Some behaviours sound like they will be
> > good, but aren't. 
> Looking at the patch, it seems defragmentation is checked every time a
> heap page is pinned in heapam.c by calling heap_page_prune_defrag().  If
> page free space < 1.2 * average_tuple_size the page is defragmented.  It
> would seem defragmentation is checked as much as possible.  Seems
> pruning is also as aggressive as possible.

I think the factor should be 1.0. A Setting of 1.2 will lead to twice as
many defragmentation attempts when we have a fixed row length.

  Simon Riggs
  2ndQuadrant  http://www.2ndQuadrant.com

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