Re: Allow auto_explain to log to NOTICE

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(dot)dunstan(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Daniel Gustafsson <daniel(at)yesql(dot)se>
Cc: Tom Dunstan <tom(at)tomd(dot)cc>, Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>, PostgreSQL Developers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>, jdealmeidapereira(at)pivotal(dot)io
Subject: Re: Allow auto_explain to log to NOTICE
Date: 2018-07-17 17:11:12
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On 07/17/2018 12:04 PM, Daniel Gustafsson wrote:
>> On 4 Jul 2018, at 15:34, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(dot)dunstan(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 2:06 PM, Daniel Gustafsson <daniel(at)yesql(dot)se> wrote:
>>>> On 27 Apr 2018, at 04:24, Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de> wrote:
>>>> On 2018-04-27 11:52:18 +0930, Tom Dunstan wrote:
>>>>>> I'd argue this should contain the non-error cases. It's just as
>>>>>> reasonable to want to add this as a debug level or such.
>>>>> So all of warning, info, debug and debug1-5?
>>>> Yea. Likely nobody will ever use debug5, but I don't see a point making
>>>> that judgement call here.
>>> Did you have a chance to hack up a new version of the patch with Andres’ review
>>> comments? I’m marking this patch as Waiting on Author for now based on the
>>> feedback so far in this thread.
>> Here is an updated version of the patch. Setting this to "needs review”.

Thanks for the review

> Thanks! Looking at the code, and documentation this seems a worthwhile
> addition. Manual testing proves that it works as expected, and the patch
> follows the expected style. A few small comments:
> Since DEBUG is not a defined loglevel, it seems superfluous to include it here.
> It’s also omitted from the documentation so it should probably be omitted from
> here.
> + {"debug", DEBUG2, true},

I treated this like we do for client_min_messages and log_min_messages -
the alias is there but I don;t think we document it either.

I don't mind removing it, was just trying to be consistent. It seems odd
that we would accept it in one place but not another.

> The <varname> tag should be closed with a matching </varname>.
> + <primary><varname>auto_explain.log_level</> configuration parameter</primary>
> With those fixed it’s ready for committer.

Thanks, will fix.

>> I haven't added tests for auto_explain - I think that would be useful
>> but it's a separate project.
> Agreeing that this would be beneficial, the attached patch (to apply on top of
> the patch in question) takes a stab at adding tests for this new functionality.
> In order to test plan output we need to support COSTS in the explain output, so
> a new GUC auto_explain.log_costs is added. We also need to not print the
> duration, so as a hack this patch omits the duration if auto_explain.log_timing
> is set to off and auto_explain.log_analyze is set off. This is a hack and not
> a nice overloading, but it seems overkill to add a separate GUC just to turn
> off the duration, any better ideas on how support omitting the duration?

Great, I'll check it out.



Andrew Dunstan
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