Peter Geoghegan <> writes:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 9:40 AM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> I think this is a bug and we ought to fix the code to include the
>> metapage in the reported index_size.  Thoughts?

> I tend to agree, but I think you should note that specifically in the
> documentation. I'm in favor of tools like pgstattuple and pageinspect
> going into this kind of detail in their documentation generally.

Yeah ... the numbers already appear not to add up because the root page
is counted in index_size but not any other column, so there's already
something worthy of explanation there.  Maybe something like "The reported
index_size will normally correspond to two more pages than are accounted
for by internal_pages + leaf_pages + empty_pages + deleted_pages, because
it also includes the index's metapage and root page".

                        regards, tom lane

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