Chris Browne wrote:

> Would the following 'maintenance' regimen be truly safe against XID
> wraparound:
> 
>  - Most tables are being vacuumed regularly, so that
>    pg_class.relfrozenxid is kept "safe."
> 
>  - There are some tables that periodically get TRUNCATEd so that, in
>    principle, they never need to be vacuumed.
> 
> Is it actually true that we'd never need to vacuum those tables
> (assuming 8.2+)?  I suppose it would be rather cheap to VACUUM
> immediately after the TRUNCATE...

You'd need to vacuum after the truncate.  It would be pretty cheap, the
tables being empty.

I suppose it would be pretty trivial to set the relfrozenxid to
RecentXmin or something during TRUNCATE.

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