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Re: Explain buffers display units.

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Greg Stark <stark(at)mit(dot)edu>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, "<pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Explain buffers display units.
Date: 2010-02-16 15:54:10
Message-ID: 29492.1266335650@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> Greg Stark escribi:
>> Oops. Well, I would like to know if I'm in the minority and have to
>> roll this back before I fix that.

> My personal opinion is that displaying number of blocks in all EXPLAIN
> formats is more consistent.

FWIW, I vote for number of blocks too.  I tend to see those numbers as
more indicative of number of I/O requests than amount of memory used.

			regards, tom lane

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