On Wed, Oct 12, 2005 at 06:55:30PM +0200, Csaba Nagy wrote:
> Ok, that was the first thing I've done, checking out the explain of the
> query. I don't really need the analyze part, as the plan is going for
> the index, which is the right decision. The updates are simple one-row

How do you know?  You _do_ need the ANALYSE, because it'll tell you
what the query _actually did_ as opposed to what the planner thought
it was going to do.  

Note that EXPLAIN ANALYSE actually performs the work, so you better
do it in a transaction and ROLLBACK if it's a production system.

> Actually I've done an iostat run in the meantime (just learned how to
> use it), and looks like the disk is 100 saturated. So it clearly is a
> disk issue in this case. And it turns out the Oracle hardware has an

Yes, but it could be a disk issue because you're doing more work than
you need to.  If your UPDATEs are chasing down a lot of dead tuples,
for instance, you'll peg your I/O even though you ought to have I/O
to burn.


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