stores information about
relation access methods. There is one row for each access method supported
by the system.
Currently, only tables and indexes have access methods. The requirements for table
and index access methods are discussed in detail in
Name of the access method
OID of a handler function that is responsible for supplying information about the access method
contained many additional columns representing properties of index access
methods. That data is now only directly visible at the C code level.
functions have been added to allow SQL queries to inspect index access
method properties; see