Simon Riggs <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> We're able to dynamically add AMs in the way you suggest, but there is
> no way to alter the RMgrTable to either add a new RM or re-assign one of
> the unused RMs.


> 1. Remove the "Const" in front of RmgrTable in rmgr.c. That would allow
> re-assignment of the two existing unused RMs.

Useless, as there's no way for an add-on AM to cause the value to be
changed before recovery begins.

> 2. Create a new catalog table pg_rm and some brief machinery to populate
> the RmgrTable from pg_rm. That would allow dynamically adding RMs.

Also useless --- what if pg_rm is damaged or missing?  Even if it's
there, how would recovery be able to tell which rows are valid?  We
certainly don't want it trying to do pg_clog probes.

                        regards, tom lane

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