Andres Freund <> writes:
> On 2016-08-22 13:54:43 -0400, Robert Haas wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 11:17 AM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>>> I'm inclined to suggest you forget this approach and propose a single
>>> counter for "SQL commands executed", which avoids all of the above
>>> definitional problems.  People who need more detail than that are
>>> probably best advised to look to contrib/pg_stat_statements, anyway.

>> I disagree.  I think SQL commands executed, lumping absolutely
>> everything together, really isn't much use.

> I'm inclined to agree. I think that's a quite useful stat when looking
> at an installation one previously didn't have a lot of interaction with.

Well, let's at least have an "other" category so you can add up the
counters and get a meaningful total.

                        regards, tom lane

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