On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 16:21, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think that people who are using index-only scans are going to want
>> some way to find out the degree to which the scans are in fact
>> index-only.
>> So here's a 5-line patch that adds the number of heap fetches to the
>> EXPLAIN ANALYZE output.  This might not be all the instrumentation
>> we'll ever want here, but I think we at least want this much.
> Agreed.
> Would also be good to have counter sin pg_stat_* for this, since you'd
> usually want to look at this kind of data over time as well. In your
> plans? ;)

Not really.  I don't have a clear enough idea about what that should
look like, and I expect a vigorous debate over the distributed cost of
another counter.  But I'm happy to have someone who feels more
strongly about it than I do take up the cause.

Robert Haas
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