On 12/20/16 10:20 PM, Craig Ringer wrote:
Tools look at pg_class.relfrozenxid and pg_databse.datfrozenxid more than probably anything else, so making changes that ignores them is pretty pointless.
Except the only useful way I know of to access *frozenxid is using age(), and even that is a royal PITA when the xid is a special xid. So I'd argue that we should effectively remove xid from user's view. Even if we don't want to bloat pg_class by 4 bytes, we should just make xid even more opaque than it is today and tell users to just cast it to bigxid.
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