On Sat, Mar 19, 2005 at 07:03:19PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Possibly, but I'm concerned about locking and deadlock issues.  The
> reason that this is iffy is you would start the operation with only
> an INSERT-grade lock, and then discover that you needed to add a
> partition, which is surely something that needs an exclusive-grade
> lock (consider two sessions trying to add the same partition at the
> same time).  So I don't see how to do it without lock upgrading,
> and lock upgrading is always a recipe for deadlocks.

What about letting something periodical (say, vacuum) do this?

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