Markus Bertheau <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> You could probably improve the index-create time by temporarily
>> increasing sort_mem.  It wouldn't be unreasonable to give CREATE INDEX
>> several hundred meg to work in.  (You don't want sort_mem that big
>> normally, because there may be many sorts happening in parallel,
>> but in a data-loading context there'll just be one active sort.)

> Doesn't this provide a reason for CREATE INDEX not to honour sort_mem?

Already done for 7.5.

                        regards, tom lane

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