Heikki Linnakangas <> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> I think a reasonable solution for this might be to keep an eye on
>> maxdepth and force a flush if that gets too large (more than a few
>> hundred, perhaps?). Something like this:
> I fooled around with a balanced tree, which solved the problem but
> unfortunately made the unsorted case slower.
Yeah, rebalancing the search tree would fix that, but every balanced
tree algorithm I know about is complicated, slow, and needs extra
memory. It's really unclear that it'd be worth the trouble for a
transient data structure like this one.
regards, tom lane