On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 9:30 PM, Constantin S. Pan <kva...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I tried to fix the problem with a new backend not being
> able to reuse a temporary namespace when it contains
> thousands of temporary tables. I disabled locking of objects
> during namespace clearing process. See the patch attached.
> Please tell me if there are any reasons why this is wrong.

That's invasive. I am wondering if a cleaner approach here would be a
flag in deleteOneObject() that performs the lock cleanup, as that's
what you are trying to solve here.

> I also added a GUC variable and changed the condition in
> autovacuum to let it nuke orphan tables on its way.
> See another patch attached.

It seems to me that you'd even want to make the drop of orphaned
tables mandatory once it is detected even it is not a wraparound
autovacuum. Dangling temp tables have higher chances to hit users than
diagnostic of orphaned temp tables after a crash. (A background worker
could be used for existing versions to clean up that more aggressively

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