Andres Freund <> writes:
> Is anybody ready with a good defense for SatisfiesToast not doing any
> actual liveliness checks?

As long as we do not update toast values after creation, there is no
need; the liveness check on the parent tuple is what's important.
Adding a liveness check on the toast item would merely create new
failure modes with no corresponding benefit.  Imagine deciding
that field 3 of a regular tuple was somehow dead even though the
rest of the tuple is live --- how can that be good?

I concur with Robert that what this looks like is failure to ensure
that toast OIDs are unique, which is an entirely different problem.

                        regards, tom lane

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