[ resending because I fat-fingered the cc: to the list ]

I see the problem: all the entries in your work_units column have the
low 32 bits equal to zero.

regression=# select distinct work_units % (2^32)::bigint from Trank_work_overall;
(1 row)
The hash function for int8 only takes the low word into account, so all
of the entries end up on the same hash chain, resulting in worst-case
behavior.  This applies to both your hash join and hash aggregate cases.

We could change the hash function, perhaps, but then we'd just have
different cases where there's a problem ... hashing will always fail on
*some* set of inputs.  (Also, I have been harboring some notions of
supporting cross-type hash joins for integer types, which will not work
unless small int8 values hash the same as int4 etc.)

I guess the real issue is why are you encoding work_units like that?

                        regards, tom lane

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