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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Why audit logging with triggers in MySQL is bad for replication

Recently I was tasked with investigating slippage between master and slave in a standard replication setup. The client was using Maatkit’s mk-table-checksum to check his slave data was indeed a fair copy of that of …

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What is stored InnoDB buffer pool

Ever wonder what is stored in InnoDB buffer pool at the moment ? It is not so hard actually – we made a short patch for MySQL 5.0 which show innodb buffer pool content

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Four ways to optimize paginated displays

A paginated display is one of the top optimization scenarios we see in the real world. Search results pages, leaderboards, and most-popular lists are good examples. You know the design pattern: display 20 results in …

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Fighting MySQL Replication Lag

The problem of MySQL Replication unable to catch up is quite common in MySQL world and in fact I already wrote about it. There are many aspects of managing mysql replication lag such as using …

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Finding what Created_tmp_disk_tables with log_slow_filter

Whilst working with a client recently I noticed a large number of temporary tables being created on disk.

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Speaking on HighLoad++, Moscow, Russia

I’ll be speaking at HighLoad++ conference in Moscow,Russia taking place 6,7 Oct 2008. This conference was quite success with very interesting presentation last year and I’m hoping it would be even better this year. I …

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A common problem when optimizing COUNT()

When optimizing queries for customers, the first thing I do with a slow query is figure out what it’s trying to do. You can’t fully optimize a query unless you know how to consider alternative …

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When is it a time to upgrade memory ?

Quite commonly I get a question similar to this – “My Innodb Buffer Pool is already 90% full, should I be thinking about upgrading memory already?” This is a wrong way to put the question. …

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Unused indexes by single query

Usually unused indexes are devil, they waste diskspace, cache, they make INSERT / DELETE / UPDATE operations slower and what makes them worse – it is hard to find them. But now ( with userstatsV2.patch) …

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Google’s user_statistics V2 port and changes

Recently Google published V2 release of patches, one of them user_statistics we use in our releases. New features are quite interesting so we decided to port it to fresh releases of MySQL. Features includes: New …

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