On Fri, Jul 4, 2014 at 11:12 PM, Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul  4, 2014 at 12:01:37AM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
>> > The most robust, but not trivial, approach seems to be to prevent toast
>> > table creation if there wasn't a set_next_toast_pg_class_oid(). Then,
>> > after all relations are created, iterate over all pg_class entries that
>> > possibly need toast tables and recheck if they now might need one.
>> Wow, that is going to be kind of odd in that there really isn't a good
>> way to create toast tables except perhaps add a dummy TEXT column and
>> remove it.  There also isn't an easy way to not create a toast table,
>> but also find out that one was needed.  I suppose we would have to
>> insert some dummy value in the toast pg_class column and come back later
>> to clean it up.
>> I am wondering what the probability of having a table that didn't need a
>> toast table in the old cluster, and needed one in the new cluster, and
>> there being an oid collision.
>> I think the big question is whether we want to go down that route.
> Here is an updated patch.  It was a little tricky because if the
> mismatched non-toast table is after the last old relation, you need to
> test differently and emit a different error message as there is no old
> relation to complain about.
> As far as the reusing of oids, we don't set the oid counter until after
> the restore, so any new unmatched toast table would given a very low
> oid.  Since we restore in oid order, for an oid to be assigned that was
> used in the old cluster, it would have to be a very early relation, so I
> think that reduces the odds considerably.  I am not inclined to do
> anything more to avoid this until I see an actual error report ---
> trying to address it might be invasive and introduce new errors.

That sounds pretty shaky from where I sit.  I wonder if the
pg_upgrade_support module should have a function
create_toast_table_if_needed(regclass) or something like that.  Or
maybe just create_any_missing_toast_tables(), iterating over all

Robert Haas
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