On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:41:59PM +0800, Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote:
> >Does anyone have any metrics on how fast tsearch2 actually is?
> >
> >I tried it on a synthetic dataset of a million documents of a hundred
> >words each and while insertions were impressively fast I gave up on
> >the search after 10 minutes.
> >
> >Broken? Unusable slow? This was on the last 7.4 release candidate.
> 
> I just created a 1.1million row dataset by copying one of our 30000 row 
> production tables and just taking out the txtidx column.  Then I 
> inserted it into itself until it had 1.1 million rows.
> 
> Then I created the GiST index - THAT took forever - seriously like 20 
> mins or half an hour or something.
> 
> Now, to find a word:
> 
> select * from tsearchtest where ftiidx ## 'curry';
> Time: 9760.75 ms

> So, I have no idea why you think it's slow?  Perhaps you forgot the 
> 'create index using gist' step?

No, it was indexed.

Thanks, that was the datapoint I was looking for. It _can_ run fast, so
I just need to work out what's going on. (It's hard to diagnose a slow
query when you've no idea whether it's really 'slow').

Cheers,
  Steve

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