On 2014-07-11 09:55:34 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 09:48:06AM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > > Uh, why does this need to be in ALTER TABLE?  Can't this be part of
> > > table creation done by pg_dump?
> > 
> > Uh, I think you need to read the thread.  We have to delay the toast
> > creation part so we don't use an oid that will later be required by
> > another table from the old cluster.  This has to be done after all
> > tables have been created.
> > 
> > We could have pg_dump spit out those ALTER lines at the end of the dump,
> > but it seems simpler to do it in pg_upgrade.
> > 
> > Even if we have pg_dump create all the tables that require pre-assigned
> > TOAST oids first, then the other tables that _might_ need a TOAST table,
> > those later tables might create a toast oid that matches a later
> > non-TOAST-requiring table, so I don't think that fixes the problem.
> What would be nice is if I could mark just the tables that will need
> toast tables created in that later phase (those tables that didn't have
> a toast table in the old cluster, but need one in the new cluster). 
> However, I can't see where to store that or how to pass that back into
> pg_upgrade.  I don't see a logical place in pg_class to put it.

This seems overengineered. Why not just do
SELECT pg_upgrade.maintain_toast(oid) FROM pg_class WHERE relkind = 'r';

and in maintain_toast() just call AlterTableCreateToastTable()?


Andres Freund

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