Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance

From: Tom Lane
Subject: Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance
Date: ,
Msg-id: 26718.1249755339@sss.pgh.pa.us
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In response to: Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Alvaro Herrera)
Responses: Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Tom Lane)
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Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Alvaro Herrera, )
 Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Alvaro Herrera, )
  Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Tom Lane, )
   Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Marko Kreen, )
    Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (David Wilson, )
     Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Tom Lane, )
     Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Marko Kreen, )
   Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Bruce Momjian, )
    Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Tom Lane, )
     Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Alvaro Herrera, )
      Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Tom Lane, )
       Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Tom Lane, )
        Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Alvaro Herrera, )
         Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Tom Lane, )
          Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Alvaro Herrera, )
           Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Tom Lane, )
     Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (Bruce Momjian, )
 Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down system performance  (toruvinn, )
 Re: [BUGS] BUG #4919: CREATE USER command slows down systemperformance  ("Lauris Ulmanis", )

Alvaro Herrera <> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> ... I don't remember exactly what we do with the
>> flat-file contents.

> Maybe what we need is not to get rid of the flat files, but to speed
> them up.  If we're worried about speed in the pg_authid flatfile, and
> come up with a solution to that problem, what will we do with the
> pg_database flatfile when it grows too large?  We can't just get rid of
> it, because autovacuum needs to access it.

Well, one of the components of the TODO would have to be to figure out a
way to fix autovacuum to avoid that.

Or we could consider getting rid of the pg_auth flatfile while keeping
the pg_database one, which would fix the issue for role names anyway...
but it's certainly an ugly compromise.

            regards, tom lane


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