On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> I wrote:
>> ... PREPARE/EXECUTE work a bit funny though: if you have
>> track = all then you get EXECUTE cycles reported against both the
>> EXECUTE statement and the underlying PREPARE.  This is because when
>> PREPARE calls parse_analyze_varparams the post-analyze hook doesn't know
>> that this isn't a top-level statement, so it marks the query with a
>> queryId.  I don't see any way around that part without something like
>> what I suggested before.  However, this behavior seems to me to be
>> considerably less of a POLA violation than the cases involving two
>> identical-looking entries for self-contained statements, and it might
>> even be thought to be a feature not a bug (since the PREPARE entry will
>> accumulate totals for all uses of the prepared statement).  So I'm
>> satisfied with it for now.
> Actually, there's an easy hack for that too: we can teach the
> ProcessUtility hook to do nothing (and in particular not increment the
> nesting level) when the statement is an ExecuteStmt.  This will result
> in the executor time being blamed on the original PREPARE, whether or
> not you have enabled tracking of nested statements.  That seems like a
> substantial win to me, because right now you get a distinct EXECUTE
> entry for each textually-different set of parameter values, which seems
> pretty useless.  This change would make use of PREPARE/EXECUTE behave
> very nearly the same in pg_stat_statement as use of protocol-level
> prepared statements.  About the only downside I can see is that the
> cycles expended on evaluating the EXECUTE's parameters will not be
> charged to any pg_stat_statement entry.  Since those can be expressions,
> in principle this might be a non-negligible amount of execution time,
> but in practice it hardly seems likely that anyone would care about it.
> Barring objections I'll go fix this, and then this patch can be
> considered closed except for possible future tweaking of the
> sticky-entry decay rule.

After reading your last commit message, I was wondering if something
like this might be possible, so +1 from me.

Robert Haas
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