Support for INCLUDE attributes in GiST indexes

Enterprise / PostgreSQL - Alexander Korotkov [postgresql.org] - 10 March 2019 08:37 EDT

Similarly to B-tree, GiST index access method gets support of INCLUDE attributes. These attributes aren't used for tree navigation and aren't present in non-leaf pages. But they are present in leaf pages and can be fetched during index-only scan.

The point of having INCLUDE attributes in GiST indexes is slightly different from the point of having them in B-tree. The main point of INCLUDE attributes in B-tree is to define UNIQUE constraint over part of attributes enabled for index-only scan. In GiST the main point of INCLUDE attributes is to use index-only scan for attributes, whose data types don't have GiST opclasses.

Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/73A1A452-AD5F-40D4-BD61-978622FF75C1%40yandex-team.ru Author: Andrey Borodin, with small changes by me

f2e403803f Support for INCLUDE attributes in GiST indexes
doc/src/sgml/indices.sgml | 6 +-
doc/src/sgml/ref/create_index.sgml | 8 +-
doc/src/sgml/textsearch.sgml | 6 +
src/backend/access/gist/gist.c | 41 ++++-
src/backend/access/gist/gistget.c | 8 +-
src/backend/access/gist/gistscan.c | 13 +-
src/backend/access/gist/gistsplit.c | 14 +-
src/backend/access/gist/gistutil.c | 53 +++++--
src/include/access/gist_private.h | 4 +-
src/test/regress/expected/amutils.out | 4 +-
src/test/regress/expected/index_including.out | 8 +-
src/test/regress/expected/index_including_gist.out | 166 +++++++++++++++++++++
src/test/regress/parallel_schedule | 2 +-
src/test/regress/serial_schedule | 1 +
src/test/regress/sql/index_including.sql | 6 +-
src/test/regress/sql/index_including_gist.sql | 90 +++++++++++
16 files changed, 382 insertions(+), 48 deletions(-)

Upstream: git.postgresql.org


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