ALTER RESOURCE QUEUE

ALTER RESOURCE QUEUE

Changes the limits of a resource queue.

Synopsis

ALTER RESOURCE QUEUE name WITH ( queue_attribute=value [, ... ] ) 

where queue_attribute is:

   ACTIVE_STATEMENTS=integer
   MEMORY_LIMIT='memory_units'
   MAX_COST=float
   COST_OVERCOMMIT={TRUE|FALSE}
   MIN_COST=float
   PRIORITY={MIN|LOW|MEDIUM|HIGH|MAX}

ALTER RESOURCE QUEUE name WITHOUT ( queue_attribute [, ... ] )

where queue_attribute is:

   ACTIVE_STATEMENTS
   MEMORY_LIMIT
   MAX_COST
   COST_OVERCOMMIT
   MIN_COST
Note: A resource queue must have either an ACTIVE_STATEMENTS or a MAX_COST value. Do not remove both these queue_attributes from a resource queue.

Description

ALTER RESOURCE QUEUE changes the limits of a resource queue. Only a superuser can alter a resource queue. A resource queue must have either an ACTIVE_STATEMENTS or a MAX_COST value (or it can have both). You can also set or reset priority for a resource queue to control the relative share of available CPU resources used by queries associated with the queue, or memory limit of a resource queue to control the amount of memory that all queries submitted through the queue can consume on a segment host.

ALTER RESOURCE QUEUE WITHOUT removes the specified limits on a resource that were previously set. A resource queue must have either an ACTIVE_STATEMENTS or a MAX_COST value. Do not remove both these queue_attributes from a resource queue.

Parameters

name
The name of the resource queue whose limits are to be altered.
ACTIVE_STATEMENTS integer
The number of active statements submitted from users in this resource queue allowed on the system at any one time. The value for ACTIVE_STATEMENTS should be an integer greater than 0. To reset ACTIVE_STATEMENTS to have no limit, enter a value of -1.
MEMORY_LIMIT 'memory_units'
Sets the total memory quota for all statements submitted from users in this resource queue. Memory units can be specified in kB, MB or GB. The minimum memory quota for a resource queue is 10MB. There is no maximum; however the upper boundary at query execution time is limited by the physical memory of a segment host. The default value is no limit (-1).
MAX_COST float
The total query optimizer cost of statements submitted from users in this resource queue allowed on the system at any one time. The value for MAX_COST is specified as a floating point number (for example 100.0) or can also be specified as an exponent (for example 1e+2). To reset MAX_COST to have no limit, enter a value of -1.0.
COST_OVERCOMMIT boolean
If a resource queue is limited based on query cost, then the administrator can allow cost overcommit (COST_OVERCOMMIT=TRUE, the default). This means that a query that exceeds the allowed cost threshold will be allowed to run but only when the system is idle. If COST_OVERCOMMIT=FALSE is specified, queries that exceed the cost limit will always be rejected and never allowed to run.
MIN_COST float
Queries with a cost under this limit will not be queued and run immediately. Cost is measured in units of disk page fetches; 1.0 equals one sequential disk page read. The value for MIN_COST is specified as a floating point number (for example 100.0) or can also be specified as an exponent (for example 1e+2). To reset MIN_COST to have no limit, enter a value of -1.0.
PRIORITY={MIN|LOW|MEDIUM|HIGH|MAX}
Sets the priority of queries associated with a resource queue. Queries or statements in queues with higher priority levels will receive a larger share of available CPU resources in case of contention. Queries in low-priority queues may be delayed while higher priority queries are executed.

Notes

Use CREATE ROLE or ALTER ROLE to add a role (user) to a resource queue.

Examples

Change the active query limit for a resource queue:

ALTER RESOURCE QUEUE myqueue WITH (ACTIVE_STATEMENTS=20);

Change the memory limit for a resource queue:

ALTER RESOURCE QUEUE myqueue WITH (MEMORY_LIMIT='2GB');

Reset the maximum and minimum query cost limit for a resource queue to no limit:

ALTER RESOURCE QUEUE myqueue WITH (MAX_COST=-1.0, MIN_COST= 
-1.0);

Reset the query cost limit for a resource queue to 310 (or 30000000000.0) and do not allow overcommit:

ALTER RESOURCE QUEUE myqueue WITH (MAX_COST=3e+10, 
COST_OVERCOMMIT=FALSE);

Reset the priority of queries associated with a resource queue to the minimum level:

ALTER RESOURCE QUEUE myqueue WITH (PRIORITY=MIN);

Remove the MAX_COST and MEMORY_LIMIT limits from a resource queue:

ALTER RESOURCE QUEUE myqueue WITHOUT (MAX_COST, MEMORY_LIMIT);

Compatibility

The ALTER RESOURCE QUEUE statement is a Greenplum Database extension. This command does not exist in standard PostgreSQL.