"Steinar H. Gunderson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> To me, it looks like he'll get 88 rows, not 3.2M. Surely we must be able to
> do something better than a full sequential scan in this case?

Not really.  There's been some speculation about implementing index
"skip search" --- once you've verified there's at least one visible
row of a given index value, tell the index to skip to the next different
value instead of handing back any of the remaining entries of the
current value.  But it'd be a lot of work and AFAICS not useful for
very many kinds of queries besides this.

                        regards, tom lane

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