On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 15:47, Chris Browne wrote:

> Another thing that would be valuable would be to have some way to say:
>   "Read this data; don't bother throwing other data out of the cache
>    to stuff this in."
> Something like a "read_uncached()" call...
> That would mean that a seq scan or a vacuum wouldn't force useful data
> out of cache.

ARC does almost exactly those two things in 8.0.

Seq scans do get put in cache, but in a way that means they don't spoil
the main bulk of the cache.

Best Regards, Simon Riggs

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