"Joshua D. Drake" <j...@commandprompt.com> writes:
> Hello,
> fd.c[1] will remove files from pgsql_tmp on a restart but not a 
> crash-restart per this comment:

> /*
> * NOTE: we could, but don't, call this during a post-backend-crash restart
> * cycle.  The argument for not doing it is that someone might want to 
> examine
> * the temp files for debugging purposes.  This does however mean that
> * OpenTemporaryFile had better allow for collision with an existing temp
> * file name.
> */

> I understand that this is designed this way. I think it is a bad idea 
> because:

Possible compromise: remove files only in non-Assert builds?

                        regards, tom lane

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