On 2013-12-19 09:16:59 -0500, Robert Haas wrote:
> There's no uint32 type at the SQL level, and int32 is no good because
> it can't represent sufficiently large positive values to cover the
> largest possible block number.

Well, pg_class.relpages is an int32, so I think that limit is already
kind of there, even though BlockNumber is typedef'ed to uint32. Yes, we
should rectify that sometime.

Even so, I don't see a reason not to use int64 here, before that.


Andres Freund

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