On 2nd of September, Teodor Sigaev committed patch:
Allow usage of huge maintenance_work_mem for GIN build.
Currently, in-memory posting list during GIN build process is limited 1GB
because of using repalloc. The patch replaces call of repalloc to repalloc_huge.
It increases limit of posting list from 180 millions
(1GB / sizeof(ItemPointerData)) to 4 billions limited by maxcount/count fields
in GinEntryAccumulator and subsequent calls. Check added.
Also, fix accounting of allocatedMemory during build to prevent integer
overflow with maintenance_work_mem > 4GB.
Robert Abraham <firstname.lastname@example.org> with additions by me
Continue reading Waiting for 9.6 – Allow usage of huge maintenance_work_mem for GIN build.
Some time ago Josh Berkus wrote about possible changes in VACUUM FULL.
Now these changes came to life. By now, I mean 6th of January, when Takahiro Itagaki committed his patch:
Support rewritten-based full vacuum as VACUUM FULL. Traditional
VACUUM FULL was renamed to VACUUM FULL INPLACE. Also added a new
option -i, --inplace for vacuumdb to perform FULL INPLACE vacuuming.
Since the new VACUUM FULL uses CLUSTER infrastructure, we cannot
use it for system tables. VACUUM FULL for system tables always
fall back into VACUUM FULL INPLACE silently.
Itagaki Takahiro, reviewed by Jeff Davis and Simon Riggs.
Continue reading Waiting for 8.5 – VACUUM FULL change