Tom Lane wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> >> 1. Find a way to make the processing order consistent (eg by driving it
> >> off OID ordering). Doesn't seem easy, but maybe I'm missing an idea.
> > Hmm, what about
> > 1. get the complete list of tables to truncate, AccessShareLock'ed, get
> > their names
> > 2. release locks
> > 3. sort the list lexicographically (or by Oid, whatever)
> > 4. acquire the stronger locks, in list order, taking care of not
> > aborting if a table is no longer there
> > 5. truncate
> Releasing locks is no good ... what if someone adds/drops FK constraints
> while you've not got any lock?
Recheck after acquiring the stronger locks, unlock and drop from list.
> One thing I was toying with was to add an index to pg_constraint on,
> say, (confrelid, conrelid), and to replace the existing seqscans for FK
> constraints with scans using this index. The second-column ordering
> would guarantee everybody visits the entries in the same order. Not
> sure about overall performance implications ... in a small database,
> several indexscans might take more time than one seqscan.
I think there is more than one place that would benefit from such an
index. Probably turn into a syscache as well?
Alvaro Herrera http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
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