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MySQL QA Episode 10: Reproducing and Simplifying: How to get it Right

Welcome to the 10th episode in the MySQL QA series! Today we’ll talk about reproducing and simplifying: How to get it Right. Note that unless you are a QA engineer stuck on a remote, and …

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MySQL QA Episode 9: Reducing Testcases for Experts: multi-threaded reducer.sh

Welcome to MySQL QA Episode 9. This episode will go more in-depth into reducer.sh: Reducing Testcases for Experts: multi-threaded reducer.sh We will explore how to use reducer.sh to do true multi-threaded testcase reduction – a world’s …

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MySQL QA Episode 8: Reducing Testcases for Engineers: tuning reducer.sh

Welcome to MySQL QA Episode 8: Reducing Testcases for Engineers: tuning reducer.sh Advanced configurable variables & their default/vanilla reducer.sh settings FORCE_SKIPV FORCE_SPORADIC TIMEOUT_COMMAND & TIMEOUT_CHECK MULTI_THREADS MULTI_THREADS_INCREASE QUERYTIMEOUT STAGE1_LINES SKIPSTAGE FORCE_KILL Some examples FORCE_SKIPV/FORCE_SPORADIC TIMEOUT_COMMAND/TIMEOUT_CHECK …

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MySQL QA Episode 7: Reducing Testcases for Beginners – single-threaded reducer.sh!

Welcome to MySQL QA Episode #7 – Reducing Testcases for Beginners: single-threaded reducer.sh! In this episode we’ll learn how to use reducer.sh. Topics discussed; reducer.sh introduction/concepts Basic configurable variables & their default reducer.sh settings INPUTFILE options …

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MySQL QA Episode 6: Analyzing and Filtering

Welcome to MySQL QA Episode #6! Today we will look into analyzing and filtering our QA run. We’ll use tools like pquery-prep-red.sh, pquery-clean-known.sh & pquery-results.sh 1. Quick re-cap and QA run setup 2. pquery-prep-red.sh 3. …

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MySQL QA Episode 5: Preparing Your QA Run with pquery

Welcome to MySQL QA Episode #5! In this episode we’ll be setting up and running pquery for the first time… and I’ll also trigger some actual bugs (fun guaranteed)! I’ll also introduce you to mtr_to_sql.sh …

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MySQL QA Episode 4: QA Framework Setup Time!

Welcome to MySQL QA Episode 4! In this episode we’ll look into setting up our QA Framework: percona-qa, pquery, reducer & more. 1. All about percona-qa 2. pquery

3. reducer.sh

4. Short introduction to …

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MySQL QA Episode 3: How to use the debugging tool GDB

Welcome to MySQL QA Episode 3: “Debugging: GDB, Backtraces, Frames and Library Dependencies” In this episode you’ll learn how to use debugging tool GDB. The following debugging topics are covered: 1. GDB Introduction 2. Backtrace, Stack …

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Tips for avoiding malware from a lesson learned

In a recent article on the Percona blog, I recommended readers to a tool called CamStudio for making technical screen recordings. The blog post was very popular and got 300+ Facebook likes in a short …

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MySQL QA Episode 2: Build a MySQL server – Git, Bazaar, Compiling & Build tools

Welcome to MySQL QA Episode 2: Build a MySQL Server – Git, Bazaar (bzr), Compiling, and Build Tools In this episode you’ll learn how to build Percona Server and/or MySQL Server for QA purposes & …

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