Robert Haas <> writes:
> On Oct 8, 2011, at 11:04 AM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> I'm inclined to fix this by changing the test to examine idx_tup_read
>> not idx_tup_fetch.  Alternatively, we could have the test force
>> enable_indexonlyscan off.  Thoughts?

> No preference.

I ended up doing it the second way (ie enable_indexonlyscan = off)
because it turns out that pg_stat_user_tables doesn't have the
idx_tup_read column --- we track that count per index, not per table.
I could have complicated the test's stats queries some more, but it
seemed quite not relevant to the goals of the test.

> Should we have another counter for heap fetches avoided?  Seems like that 
> could be useful to know.

Hm.  I'm hesitant to add another per-table (or per index?) statistics
counter because of the resultant bloat in the stats file.  But it
wouldn't be a bad idea for somebody to take two steps back and rethink
what we're counting in this area.  The current counter definitions are
mostly backwards-compatible with pre-8.1 behavior, and it seems like the
goalposts have moved enough that maybe it's time to break compatibility.

                        regards, tom lane

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