On Wed, Aug 24, 2005 at 12:12:22PM -0400, Chris Browne wrote:
> Everyone involved in development seems to me to have a reasonably keen
> understanding as to what the potential benefits of threading are; the
> value is that there fall out plenty of opportunities to parallelize
> the evaluation of portions of queries.  Alas, it wouldn't be until
> *after* all the effort goes in that we would get any idea as to what
> kinds of speedups this would provide.

My understanding is that the original suggestion was to use threads
within individual backends to allow for parallel query execution, not
swiching to a completely thread-based model.

In any case, there are other ways to enable parallelism without using
threads, such as handing actual query execution off to a set of
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