On Thu, 08 Jan 2004 16:52:05 +1100
Bradley Tate <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Am I correct in interpreting that most time was spent doing the
> sorting? 

looks so.  your table is about 70MB total size, and its getting loaded
completely into memory (you have 12000 * 8k = 96M available).  26s to
load 70MB from disk seems reasonable.  The rest of the time is used for

> Explain confuses the heck out of me and any help on how I could make 
> this run faster would be gratefully received.

You should bump sort_mem as high as you can stand.  with only 8MB sort
memory available, you're swapping intermediate sort pages to disk --
a lot. Try the query with sort_mem set to 75MB (to do the entire sort in


> Cheers,
> Bradley.
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Mike Glover

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