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Re: [HACKERS] DROP TABLE inside a transaction block

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>
Cc: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Mike Mascari <mascarm(at)mascari(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Tatsuo Ishii <t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] DROP TABLE inside a transaction block
Date: 2000-03-08 05:54:37
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> > I will fight this to my death.  :-)
> > I have cursed Ingres every time I needed to look at the Ingres data
> > directory to find out which tables match which files.  Even a lookup
> > file is a pain.  Right now, I can do ls -l to see which tables are
> > taking disk space.
> I had Ingres also, and found their scheme to be a royal pain. But that
> was really only because they had such a *bad* schema that I'd have to
> poke around forever to reconstruct a query which would give me file
> names and table names. And then I'd have to print that and compare
> that to the directories which were buried way down in a directory
> tree.
> But with Postgres, we can write a utility to do this for us, so I
> think that it isn't so much of an issue. In fact, perhaps we could
> have a backend function which could do this, so we could query the
> sizes directly.

Does not work if the table was accidentally deleted.  Also requires the
backend to be running.

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