The gp_persistent_tablespace_node table keeps track of the status of file system objects in relation to the transaction status of tablespace objects. This information is used to make sure the state of the system catalogs and the file system files persisted to disk are synchronized.

Table 1. pg_catalog.gp_persistent_tablespace_node

column type references description
filespaceoid oid pgfilespace.oid Filespace object id
tablespaceoid oid pgtablespace.oid Tablespace object id
persistentstate smallint   0 - free

1 - create pending

2 - created

3 - drop pending

4 - aborting create

5 - “Just in Time” create pending

6 - bulk load create pending

parentxid integer   Global transaction id.
persistentserialnum bigint   Log sequence number position in the transaction log for a file block.
previousfreetid tid   Used by HAWQ to internally manage persistent representations of file system objects.