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Re: Do we need vacuuming when tables are regularly dropped?

From: Steve Crawford <scrawford(at)pinpointresearch(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>, Peter Kovacs <maxottovonstirlitz(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Do we need vacuuming when tables are regularly dropped?
Date: 2008-09-29 23:57:53
Message-ID: 48E16B81.5080008@pinpointresearch.com (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Steve Crawford <scrawford(at)pinpointresearch(dot)com> writes:
>   
>> postgres(at)[local]=> CLUSTER pg_class USING pg_class_oid_index ;
>> ERROR:  "pg_class" is a system catalog
>>     
>
> I think the DB is probably protecting you from yourself here ;-).

And elsewhere. :)

I wasn't advocating for a change of behavior, just the addition of 
"Clustering is not permitted on system tables." to the documentation of 
the CLUSTER command.

Cheers,
Steve




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