Alvaro Herrera wrote:

> I suppose the rationale is that this shouldn't happen because any
> operation that does things this way must hold an exclusive lock on the
> relation.  But that doesn't guarantee that the relcache entry is
> completely stable, does it?  If we can get proof of that, then this
> technique should be safe, I think.

It occurs to me that in order to test this we could run the recovery
tests (including Michael's new 006 file, which you didn't include in
your patch) under -D CLOBBER_CACHE_ALWAYS.  I think that'd be sufficient
proof that it is solid.

Álvaro Herrera      
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