On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 6:47 AM, Amit Langote
<langote_amit...@lab.ntt.co.jp> wrote:
> OK, I changed things so that DROP TABLE a_partition no longer complains
> about requiring to detach first.  Much like how index_drop() locks the
> parent table ('parent' in a different sense, of course) and later
> invalidates its relcache, heap_drop_with_catalog(), if the passed in relid
> is a partition, locks the parent table using AccessExclusiveLock, performs
> its usual business, and finally invalidates the parent's relcache before
> closing it without relinquishing the lock.  Does that sounds sane?


> One
> downside is that if the specified command is DROP TABLE parent CASCADE,
> the above described invalidation is a waste of cycles because the parent
> will be dropped anyway after all the partitions are dropped.

I don't think that's even slightly worth worrying about.

Robert Haas
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