The Hermit Hacker wrote:
> On Tue, 30 May 2000, Tom Lane wrote:
> > I agree with Bruce --- the toast table should be created automatically,
> > at least if the table contains any potentially-toastable columns. We
> > want this to be as transparent as possible. I'd rather have auto create
> > on-the-fly when first needed, but if that seems too risky then let's
> > just make the table when its owning table is created.
> have to third this one ... I think it should be totally transparent to the
> admin/user ... just create it when the table is created, what's the worst
> case scenario? it never gets used and you waste 16k of disk space?
You dont even use 16k if toast tables are like ordinary tables (which I
guess they are). New empty tables seem to occupy 0k.
So I'm also for immediate creation of tost tables for all tables that
require them, either at create (if there are any toastable columns in
the create clause) or at alter table time if first toestable column is
added after initial create.
The only drawback is bloating directories, but it was already suggested
TOAST tables could/should be kept in subdirectory toast (as should
And the most widespread database in the world does it too ;)
(dBASE and its derivates)
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