Re: performance statistics monitoring without spamming logs

From: Adrien NAYRAT
Subject: Re: performance statistics monitoring without spamming logs
Date: ,
Msg-id: b74f9c9f-db78-f651-40f3-e88f53645e22@anayrat.info
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In response to: Re: performance statistics monitoring without spamming logs  (Justin Pryzby)
List: pgsql-performance


On 07/10/2018 08:38 PM, Justin Pryzby wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 01:54:12PM -0400, Patrick Hemmer wrote:
>> I'm looking for a way of gathering performance stats in a more usable
>> way than turning on `log_statement_stats` (or other related modules).
>> The problem I have with the log_*_stats family of modules is that they
>> log every single query, which makes them unusable in production. Aside
>> from consuming space, there's also the problem that the log system
>> wouldn't be able to keep up with the rate.
>>
>> There are a couple ideas that pop into mind that would make these stats
>> more usable:
>> 1. Only log when the statement would otherwise already be logged. Such
>> as due to the `log_statement` or `log_min_duration_statement` settings.
> 
> Did you see: (Added Adrien to Cc);
> https://commitfest.postgresql.org/18/1691/
> 
> I don't think the existing patch does what you want, but perhaps all that's
> needed is this:
> 
>          if (save_log_statement_stats)
> +               if (log_sample_rate==1 || was_logged)
>                  ShowUsage("EXECUTE MESSAGE STATISTICS");
> 
> In any case, I'm thinking that your request could/should be considered by
> whatever future patch implements sampling (if not implemented/included in the
> patch itself).

Hi,

Thanks for Cc, it seems a good idea. Will think about it ;)

> 
> If that doesn't do what's needed, that patch might still be a good crash course
> in how to start implementing what you need (perhaps on top of that patch).
> 
>> 2. Make stats available in `pg_stat_statements` (or alternate view that
>> could be joined on). The block stats are already available here, but
>> others like CPU usage, page faults, and context switches are not.
> 
> pg_stat_statements is ./contrib/pg_stat_statements/pg_stat_statements.c which is 3k LOC.
> 
> getrusage stuff and log_*_stat stuff is in src/backend/tcop/postgres.c
> 
> Justin
> 




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