Re: [PROPOSAL] extend the object names to the qualified names in pg_stat_statements

From: Sergei Agalakov <sergei(dot)agalakov(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] extend the object names to the qualified names in pg_stat_statements
Date: 2018-11-29 19:16:09
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On 11/29/2018 10:47 AM, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> On 2018-Nov-28, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
>>> On 2018-Nov-28, Tom Lane wrote:
>>>> This would also entail rather significant overhead to find out schema
>>>> names and interpolate them into the text.
>>> True. I was thinking that the qualified-names version of the query
>>> would be obtained via ruleutils or some similar mechanism to deparse
>>> from the parsed query tree (not from the original query text), where
>>> only pg_catalog is considered visible. This would be enabled using a
>>> GUC that defaults to off.
>> Color me skeptical --- ruleutils has never especially been designed
>> to be fast, and I can't see that the overhead of this is going to be
>> acceptable to anybody who needs pg_stat_statements in production.
>> (Some admittedly rough experiments suggest that we might be
>> talking about an order-of-magnitude slowdown for simple queries.)
> Good point.
> Maybe we can save the OID array of schemas that are in search_path when
> the query is first entered into the statement pool, and produce the
> query_qn column only at the time the entry is interpreted (that is, when
> pg_stat_statements is query). ... oh, but that requires saving the plan
> tree too, which doesn't sound very convenient.
> Maybe just storing the search_path schemas (as Tomas already suggested)
> is sufficient for Sergei's use case? Do away with query_qn as such, and
> just have the user interpret the names according to the stored
> search_path.
I thought about just saving the search_path. It has all the necessary
information for a DBA or a developer, but creates problems for reporting
If we have the new query_qn column then we can group statistics by
query_qn and display it on the charts and graphs.
If instead we use a combination of query and search_path then a
reporting tools has to figure out the way to show both values to
distinguish between
different versions of query.

If it is easier/faster to add search_path then let's add search_path
instead of query_qn. It is already documented that query text isn't
unique by itself,
and reporting tools have to use query+queryid for uniqueness, and
search_path will provide the currently unavailable information to the

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