We have to consider what
 happens at stat reset -- AFAICS there's no problem, because as soon as
 the table sees some activity, it will be picked up by pgstat.
 However, it would be bad if stats are reset right after some heavy
 activity on a table.  Maybe the only thing we need is documentation.

What's the use-case for having the stat reset feature at all?

I believe I was the root cause of the pg_stat_reset() function. The idea at the time was that if you decide to do a round of index optimisation, you want to be able to search for unused indexes and heavily seq. scanned tables.

If you reset the stats you have 'clean' data to work with. For instance, you can get 24 hours of clean stats data.


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