On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 2:56 PM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
> I think there are some possibilities to close the gap here. We could
> e.g. have <relfilenode>.delete_on_crash marker files that get installed
> when creating a new persistent relfilenode. If we set up things so they
> get deleted post commit, but inside the critical section, we could rely
> on them being present in case of crash, but consistently removed during
> WAL replay. At the end of recovery, iterate over the whole datadir and
> nuke all relations with marker files present.

At the risk of being predictable, I think we should add an undo
subsystem instead of continuing to create ad-hoc solutions to problems
like this.  (Of course, that's being worked on by Thomas, Amit, and

Robert Haas
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