Tom Lane wrote:
> I wrote:
> > "Simon Riggs" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >> Anybody got any objection to setting it on by default?
> > Yes.  It's pure overhead with no redeeming social value except to those
> > who actually want to look at that sort of stat, and those who do can
> > certainly turn it on for themselves.
> On second thought ... the cost of incrementing n_blocks_read etc is
> certainly negligible.  The overhead comes from sending messages to the
> collector, having the collector maintain table entries, writing those
> entries out to a file, etc.  And AFAICS all that overhead is expended
> per table: if you touch a relation during a transaction, the ensuing
> costs are identical no matter whether you have stats_block_level or
> stats_row_level or both turned on.
> Furthermore, it seems pretty likely that a transaction that creates any
> row-level counts for a table will also create block-level counts, and
> vice versa.
> So maybe the *real* question to ask is why we have separate GUCs for
> stats_row_level and stats_block_level.  Shouldn't we fold them into a
> single switch?  It's hard to see what having just one of them turned on
> will save.

Agreed.  Jan had a tendency to add more GUCs than needed "just in case",
but usually "case" never happened.

  Bruce Momjian  <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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