Monthly Archives - April 2010

Announcing New Training Venues for May-August

We’ve just launched training for London, Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta, Orlando, Columbus, Dallas, San Diego, Denver, Minneapolis, New York City, Chicago & Washington DC.  This is in addition to Los Angeles, Raleigh & Toronto – which had previously been scheduled.
If you organize a meetup group in one of these cities, get in touch.  In […]

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Should I buy a Fast SSD or more memory?

While a scale-out solution has traditionally been popular for MySQL, it’s interesting to see what room we now have to scale up – cheap memory, fast storage, better power efficiency.  There certainly are a lot of options now – I’ve been meeting about a customer/week using Fusion-IO cards.  One interesting choice I’ve seen people […]

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See us at the O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo

At this year’s O’Reilly MySQL Conference we will be showing the latest version of our MySQL storage engine, TokuDB v3.1.
Come visit us at Table T1 in the OEM section of the Exhibit Hall.
We will be talking about how TokuDB can dramatically improve performance for:

Social Networking applications
eCommerce Personalization
Logfile Analysis
High-speed Webcrawling
Real-time clickstream analysis

Customers pick TokuDB for:

10x-50x […]

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fadvise – may be not what you expect

I often hear suggestion to use

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fadvise

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fadvise

system call to avoid caching in OS cache.
We recently made patch for

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tar

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tar

, which supposes to create archive without polluting OS cache, as like in case with backup, you do not really expect any benefits from caching.
However working on the patch, I noticed, that

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fadvise

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fadvise

with

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FADV_DONTNEED

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FADV_DONTNEED

, […]

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