November 25, 2014

Backport of micro-time patch to mysql 4.1

Taking into account 4.1 tree is still popular and is used on many production servers we
decided to make backport of patch to slow-log queries. The patch allows to specify time of slow queries in microseconds and is very helpful in a fight with problematic queries. 4.1 Patch is available here (The original patch was developed by Georg Richter georg at php net)

About Vadim Tkachenko

Vadim leads Percona's development group, which produces Percona Clould Tools, the Percona Server, Percona XraDB Cluster and Percona XtraBackup. He is an expert in solid-state storage, and has helped many hardware and software providers succeed in the MySQL market.


  1. Thanks. I’m going to use it once I had time.

  2. Thanks.
    Very usfull patch for query profiling.

    Большое спасибо.

  3. I patch mysql source, but it doesn’t work.

    I can not set long_query_time=0 . The least value of long_query_time – 1. If I set long_query_time=0, “SHOW VARIABLES;” show me long_query_time=1.

    And I see always seconds in slow log: Query_time: 2 Lock_time: 0 .

    How to turn on the patch?

  4. Vadim says:


    It looks like you are still using unpatched mysqld.

    The procedure is:
    get sources
    patch with: patch -p1 < patch.slow-micro.4.1.21.diff
    ./configure –prefix=/usr/local/mysql-micro …other-options..
    make install

    In /usr/local/mysql-micro you should get binary

  5. I do it again, how you write.
    After I run slow query and get this:

    # Time: 061010 0:58:54
    # User@Host: root[root] @ localhost []
    # Query_time: 7 Lock_time: 0 Rows_sent: 1 Rows_examined: 227073
    use mindmix;
    SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM `topics` WHERE `forum_id` !=1 LIMIT 1;

    Do you have another ideas?

  6. I use MyISAM tables…

  7. Sorry, I find problem.
    I used old mysqld.

  8. peter says:


    Good you’ve found the problem. Regarding query you have in your example it is slow because of SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS – it effectively negates the limit.

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