Re: Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance

From: Mario Splivalo
Subject: Re: Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance
Date: ,
Msg-id: 49D0E687.50605@megafon.hr
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In response to: Re: Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance  (Tom Lane)
Responses: Re: Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance  (Scott Marlowe)
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Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance  (Mario Splivalo, )
 Re: Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance  (Tom Lane, )
  Re: Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance  (Mario Splivalo, )
   Re: Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance  (Scott Marlowe, )
    Re: Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance  (Mario Splivalo, )
     Re: Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance  (Scott Marlowe, )
      Re: Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance  (Mario Splivalo, )
       Re: Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance  (Scott Marlowe, )
        Re: Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance  (Mario Splivalo, )
         Re: Forcing seq_scan off for large table joined with tiny table yeilds improved performance  (Scott Marlowe, )

Tom Lane wrote:
> Mario Splivalo <> writes:
>>     ->  Bitmap Heap Scan on photo_info_data u  (cost=39134.84..63740.08
>> rows=109024 width=50) (actual time=270.464..270.469 rows=3 loops=2)
>>           Recheck Cond: ((u.field_name)::text = (t.key)::text)
>>           ->  Bitmap Index Scan on photo_info_data_pk
>> (cost=0.00..39107.59 rows=109024 width=0) (actual time=270.435..270.435
>> rows=3 loops=2)
>>                 Index Cond: ((u.field_name)::text = (t.key)::text)
>
> You need to figure out why that rowcount estimate is off by more than
> four orders of magnitude :-(

Huh, thnx! :) Could you give me some starting points, what do I do?

Could it be because table is quite large, and there are only 3 columns
that match join condition?

Now, after I finished writing above lines, index creation on
photo_info_data(field_name) was done. When I rerun above query, here is
what I get:

phototest=# explain analyze select field_name, count(*) from
t_query_data t join photo_info_data u on t.key = u.field_name group by
field_name;

  QUERY PLAN


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  HashAggregate  (cost=57414.33..57414.61 rows=22 width=9) (actual
time=0.135..0.139 rows=2 loops=1)
    ->  Nested Loop  (cost=2193.50..56324.09 rows=218048 width=9)
(actual time=0.063..0.114 rows=6 loops=1)
          ->  Seq Scan on t_query_data t  (cost=0.00..1.02 rows=2
width=6) (actual time=0.019..0.022 rows=2 loops=1)
          ->  Bitmap Heap Scan on photo_info_data u
(cost=2193.50..26798.74 rows=109024 width=9) (actual time=0.025..0.030
rows=3 loops=2)
                Recheck Cond: ((u.field_name)::text = (t.key)::text)
                ->  Bitmap Index Scan on photo_info_data_ix__field_name
  (cost=0.00..2166.24 rows=109024 width=0) (actual time=0.019..0.019
rows=3 loops=2)
                      Index Cond: ((u.field_name)::text = (t.key)::text)
  Total runtime: 0.200 ms
(8 rows)


So, I guess I solved my problem! :) The explain analyze still shows that
row estimate is 'quite off' (109024 estimated vs only 3 actuall), but
the query is light-speeded :)

I tought that having primary key (and auto-index because of primary key)
on (photo_id, field_name) should be enough. Now I have two indexes on
field_name, but that seems to do good.

    Mike


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