"Merlin Moncure" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Add a small cost factor to ensure we
>> prefer materializing the smaller input.  This changes several
>> regression test plans, but with any luck we will now have more
>> stability across platforms.

> No.  The planner is not a factor.

You are missing the point: the possible change in a generated plan could
be a factor.

>> Change planner to use
>> the current true disk file size as its estimate of a relation's
>> number of blocks, rather than the possibly-obsolete value in
>> pg_class.relpages.

> doesn't seem like this would apply.

Same point.  Unless you have done EXPLAINs to verify that the same plans
were used before and after, you can't dismiss this.

>> * src/backend/utils/cache/relcache.c: Avoid scanning the
>> relcache
>> during AtEOSubXact_RelationCache when there is nothing to do,
>> which
>> is most of the time.  This is another simple improvement to cut
>> subtransaction entry/exit overhead.

> Not clear from the comments: does this apply to every transaction, or
> only ones with savepoints?  If all transactions, it's a contender.

It only applies to subtransactions, ie something involving savepoints.

                        regards, tom lane

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