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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Great work Innodb Team

I thought I should praise Innodb team for all the work they have been doing recently. We see a lot of cool stuff happening, especially in the area of our interest which is Performance And …

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More on table_cache

In my previous post I looked into how large table_cache actually can decrease performance. The “miss” path is getting more expensive very quickly as table cache growths so if you’re going to have high miss …

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MySQL Performance Blog was down today

MySQL Performance Blog (and percona.com too) were down today because the switch in our rack died completely. It took a while to fix it using secondary switch we had. Provider was not willing to do …

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Paul McCullagh answers your questions about PBXT

Following on from our earlier announcement, Paul McCullagh has responded with the answers to your questions – as well as a few I gathered from other Percona folks, and attendees of OpenSQL Camp. Thank you …

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Rare evil MySQL Bug

There is the rare bug which I ran into every so often. Last time I’ve seen it about 3 years ago on MySQL 4.1 and I hoped it is long fixed since… but it looks …

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How innodb_open_files affects performance

Recently I looked at table_cache sizing which showed larger table cache does not always provides the best performance. So I decided to look at yet another similar variable – innodb_open_files which defines how many files …

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5.0.87-build20 Percona binaries

Dear Community, We are pleased to present the 20th build of MySQL server with Percona patches. Comparing to the previous release it has following new features: The build is based on MySQL-5.0.87 innodb_rw_lock.patch is ported …

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New TokuDB 2.2.0 feature: more query progress information

Last spring, we added a feature that allows the user to see the progress of writes in a statement. Vadim liked it. In 2.2.0, in “show processlist”, we add progress information on reads. Here is …

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table_cache negative scalability

Couple of months ago there was a post by FreshBooks on getting great performance improvements by lowering table_cache variable. So I decided to investigate what is really happening here. The “common sense” approach to tuning …

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Chicago & Atlanta -last two training locations of the year

A final update on training for this year – registration for InnoDB/XtraDB training in Chicago (8th December) and Atlanta (10th December) are now open. While in Atlanta I’ll be giving a talk at the Atlanta …

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