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Re: relfilenode

From: elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: relfilenode
Date: 2005-10-28 01:48:47
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On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 09:12:15PM -0400, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> The docs have this description for pg_class::relfilenode: "Name of the 
> on-disk file of this relation; 0 if none". However, Elein just pointed 
> out to me that there are no entries with 0, so this description seems 
> incorrect. What should we say? It appears that in at least some of these 
> cases the value is the same as the oid.
> cheers
> andrew
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I found that in my test db only pg_xactlock has a relfilenode == 0.
The sequences, tables and primary keys seem to have files in 
PGDATA/base/* which correspond to the relfilenode.
However, views seem to have an oid I cannot correlate to anything.

So we need to say what 0 means and what the oid is for the views.


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