Re: Big disappointment with Postgres

From: Noons <>
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 23:38:08 +1100
Message-ID: <iijg9j$n64$>

Mladen Gogala wrote,on my timestamp of 5/02/2011 1:58 AM:

> "Optimizer hints (not wanted)
> Optimizer hints are used to work around problems in the optimizer and
> introduce upgrade and maintenance issues.

Beg your pardon? So, a hint that fixes a plan "introduces upgrade and maintenance issues", but a patch to fix a specific problem with the optimizer does not introduce such?

Has any of these idiots EVER had to upgrade an existing production system? Ah yes, I forgot this is the open community: they don't give a fig about existing production, they just "rework" or "refactor" whenever needed. Nice racket if you can make it stick...

 > We would rather have the
> problems reported and fixed. We have discussed a more sophisticated
> system of per-class cost adjustment instead, but a specification remains
> to be developed."

Ah, ok: the "too hard basket". Of course. IOW: we'll find a sucker to go and investigate that one of these days.

> In essence, when I encounter a problem, I am supposed to contact one of
> the gurus and have him develop a "custom patch" for me. Nice little
> racket.

LOL! Narh, perish the thought!
As if that hasn't been the MO of that lot since day one... Received on Sat Feb 05 2011 - 06:38:08 CST

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