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MySQL opening .frm even when table is in table definition cache

 | November 21, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL

or… “the case of Stewart recognizing parameters to the read() system call in strace output”. Last week, a colleague asked a question: I have an instance of MySQL with 100 tables and the table_definition_cache set to 1000. My understanding of this is that MySQL won’t revert to opening the FRM files to read the table […]

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Bug#12704861

 | November 20, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL

As Mark pointed out, there isn’t a lot of detail in the release notes about what could potentially be a very serious problem that is fixed in MySQL 5.1.60. I’ll repeat here the full documentation from the release notes: “InnoDB Storage Engine: Data from BLOB columns could be lost if the server crashed at a precise […]

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TokuDB v5.2 Beta Program

 | November 19, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

  With the release of TokuDB v5.0 last March, we delivered a powerful and agile storage engine that broke through traditional MySQL scalability and performance barriers. As deployments of TokuDB have grown more varied, one request we have repeatedly heard from customers and prospects, especially in areas such as online advertising, social media, and clickstream […]

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Percona Server 5.5.17-22.1 released

 | November 18, 2011 |  Posted In: Percona Software

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.17-22.1 on November 19th, 2011 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). Based on MySQL 5.5.17, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.17-22.1 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series. All of Percona ‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release can […]

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MySQL Life Cycle. Your Feedback is needed.

 | November 18, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Software

When I started with MySQL 3.22 I would start running MySQL from early beta (if not alpha) and update MySQL the same date as release would hit the web. Since that time I matured and so did MySQL ecosystem. MySQL is powering a lot more demanding and business critical applications now than 12 years ago […]

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Eventual Consistency in MySQL

 | November 18, 2011 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

We’re told that foreign key constraints are the best way to enforce logical referential integrity (RI) in SQL, preventing rows from becoming orphaned.  But then we learn that the enforcement of foreign keys incurs a significant performance overhead.1,2 MySQL allows us to set FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=0 to disable enforcement of RI when the overhead is too high.  But […]

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Stewart speaking at OSDC 2011

 | November 17, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL

I’ve just arrived at ANU in Canberra for the Open Source Developers Conference 2011 (OSDC). I’ve spoken at several of the past OSDCs that have been held around Australia: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and now 2011. It’s one of those conferences with great energy and great people that’s organised by dedicated members in the community […]

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