Gavin Sherry wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Oct 2004, Dustin Sallings wrote:
> > >   If the solution is to just write a little client that uses perl
> > > DBI to fetch rows one at a time and write them out, that's doable,
> > > but it would be nice if psql could be made to "just work" without
> > > the monster RSS.
> >
> >     It wouldn't make a difference unless that driver implements the
> > underlying protocol on its own.
> Even though we can tell people to make use of cursors, it seems that
> memory usage for large result sets should be addressed. A quick search of
> the archives does not reveal any discussion about having libpq spill to
> disk if a result set reaches some threshold. Has this been canvassed in
> the past?

No, I don't remember hearing this discussed and I don't think most
people would want libpq spilling to disk by default.

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