[OSM-dev] ROMA servers down - osmosis large way problem

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Sun Dec 28 23:26:25 GMT 2008

Jeremy Adams wrote:
> I ran the same command on my box about 4 hours ago and it's still
> cranking away.  Should it really take that long to change a column
> type?  It's got one of the CPU cores pegged, so I assume it's still
> doing something.

It should not do anything on your CPU; such actions are disk operations. 
Depending on the DBS it is possible that it is faster to copy a column 
and merge it back later than to alter.

Does your column have constraints on it?


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