"Gurjeet Singh" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>     In ExplainOnePlan(), we are calling ExecutorStart() and ExecutorEnd()
> even if we are not doing EXPLAIN ANALYZE. Whereas, ExecutorRun() is called
> only if we are ANALYZEing.

>     Can we avoid calls to Executor{Start|End}() here, or is it necessary to
> call them even for non-ANALYZE case?

No; at least not unless you want to duplicate the permission-checking
machinery inside ExecutorStart.  Otherwise EXPLAIN could be used to
obtain information about tables you're not supposed to be able to read
(for instance, the estimated number of rows matching a WHERE condition
could be sensitive information).

Also, you'd have to uglify explain.c quite a lot to be able to handle
the case of traversing a plan tree without a matching planstate tree.

                        regards, tom lane

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