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More Gotchas with MySQL 5.0

 | July 27, 2007 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

Working on large upgrade of MySQL 4.1 running Innodb to MySQL 5.0 and doing oprofile analyzes we found very interesting issue of buf_get_latched_pages_number being responsible for most CPU usage. It did not look right. The close look revealed this is the function which is used to compute number of latched pages in Innodb Buffer Pool, […]

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MySQL 5.0 Community Edition Regression

 | July 27, 2007 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

It is true you might be better of being unaware about problems, because in this case you might not run into them 🙂 Just couple of days ago Kaj Arno told me there are issues reported with SHOW PROFILE patch available in latest MySQL Community Edition and I’ve been troubleshooting customer affected by one of […]

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 | July 26, 2007 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

Interesting enough this year people at OSCON do not show to much interest in the MySQL, and Databases for that reason. Our talk comparing performance of MySQL Storage Engines had probably 20-30 people, Monty’s talk on MySQL Source Code had about same number, and as Monty told me he never had so few people on […]

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MySQL and PostgreSQL SpecJAppServer benchmark results

 | July 25, 2007 |  Posted In: Benchmarks

Listening to Josh Berkus presentation on OSCON today I decided to take a closer look at SpecJAppServer benchmarks results which were published by PostgreSQL recently and which as Josh Puts it “This publication shows that a properly tuned PostgreSQL is not only as fast or faster than MySQL, but almost as fast as Oracle (since […]

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What exactly is read_rnd_buffer_size

 | July 24, 2007 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

Looking for documentation for read_rnd_buffer_size you would find descriptions such as “The read_rnd_buffer_size is used after a sort, when reading rows in sorted order. If you use many queries with ORDER BY, upping this can improve performance” which is cool but it does not really tell you how exactly read_rnd_buffer_size works as well as which […]

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Sphinx: Going Beyond full text search

 | July 23, 2007 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers

I’ve already wrote a few times about various projects using Sphinx with MySQL for scalable Full Text Search applications. For example on BoardReader we’re using this combination to build search against over 1 billion of forum posts totaling over 1.5TB of data handling hundreds of thousands of search queries per day. The count of forum […]

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Microslow patch for 5.1.20

 | July 18, 2007 |  Posted In: Percona Software

Microslow patch has been there for some time, but only for earlier MySQL editions such as 4.1 and 5.0. Now it’s also available for the latest 5.1. Because MySQL went through a lot of internal changes, the patch had to be written from scratch. It introduces some minor change in existing functionality and also adds […]

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How Innodb flushes data to the disk ?

 | July 18, 2007 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

In my previous post I was a bit wrong giving Innodb some properties it does not have. In fact Innodb does not currently sort pages in their position order flushing them to disk. Pages to be flushed are instead identified by other means – LRU and pages which contain oldest LSN (so which were flushed […]

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Silicon Valley Onsite consulting anyone ?

 | July 10, 2007 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

Last time I was in Silicon Valley in April after MySQL Users Conference, this time I’m planning to spend July 30 – August 2nd in Silicon Valley after OSCON visiting friends and customers. If you’re located in Silicon Valley or San Francisco area and interested in some onsite MySQL Consulting I can offer 1 day […]

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