Catfive Lander wrote:consider doing your own controlled benchmark test to learn the answer firsthand.
Ah. So that means the number of direct path reads is actually being counted after all. Interesting.. thanks for that.
Added: except that I now see the emphasis on the word "current", and also the reference to a "direct load" operation. I am still left wondering whether a massively parallel query, or a large sort, or a LOB read would actually be counted by code that is adding the number of db block gets+consistent gets. Am stil confused. Sorry.