A doc patch to add an example of what an invalid index looks like in psql, as
requested by a commenter and Bruce.



Index: doc/src/sgml/ref/create_index.sgml
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RCS file: /home/stark/src/REPOSITORY/pgsql/doc/src/sgml/ref/create_index.sgml,v
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diff -c -r1.60 create_index.sgml
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--- doc/src/sgml/ref/create_index.sgml  3 Apr 2007 17:19:25 -0000
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*** 332,338 ****
      uniqueness violation in a unique index, the <command>CREATE INDEX</>
      command will fail but leave behind an <quote>invalid</> index. This index
      will be ignored for querying purposes because it might be incomplete;
!     however it will still consume update overhead.  The recommended recovery
      method in such cases is to drop the index and try again to perform
      <command>CREATE INDEX CONCURRENTLY</>.  (Another possibility is to rebuild
      the index with <command>REINDEX</>.  However, since <command>REINDEX</>
--- 332,352 ----
      uniqueness violation in a unique index, the <command>CREATE INDEX</>
      command will fail but leave behind an <quote>invalid</> index. This index
      will be ignored for querying purposes because it might be incomplete;
!     however it will still consume update overhead. The <application>psql</>
!     <command>\d</> command will mark such an <quote>invalid</> index as such:
! 
! <programlisting>
! postgres=# \d tab
!        Table "public.tab"
!  Column |  Type   | Modifiers 
! --------+---------+-----------
!  col    | integer | 
! Indexes:
!     "idx" btree (col) INVALID
! </programlisting>
! 
!     The recommended recovery
      method in such cases is to drop the index and try again to perform
      <command>CREATE INDEX CONCURRENTLY</>.  (Another possibility is to rebuild
      the index with <command>REINDEX</>.  However, since <command>REINDEX</>


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  Gregory Stark
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