"Jonah H. Harris" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 11:25 PM, Alex Hunsaker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 8:16 PM, Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> I'm considering changing hashbuild to switch over at shared_buffers instead
>>> of effective_cache_size --- any thoughts about that?
>> Switching to shared_buffers gets my vote, on my test table with
>> 50,000,000 rows it takes about 8 minutes to create an index using the
>> default effective_cache_size.  With effective_cache_size set to 6GB
>> (machine has 8GB) its still going an hour later.

> Agreed.  I think using shared_buffers as a cutoff is a much better idea as 
> well.

Already done in CVS a week or so back, but thanks for following up with
some confirmation.

                        regards, tom lane

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