At 03:45 PM 8/25/2005, Josh Berkus wrote:

> Ask me sometime about my replacement for GNU sort. Â It uses the same
> sorting algorithm, but it's an order of magnitude faster due to better
> I/O strategy. Â Someday, in my infinite spare time, I hope to demonstrate
> that kind of improvement with a patch to pg.

Since we desperately need some improvements in sort performance, I do hope
you follow up on this.


I'll generalize that. IMO we desperately need any and all improvements in IO performance. Even more so than we need improvements in sorting or sorting IO performance.


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