Tag - MyISAM

FreeBSD tests

I’m continuing my experiments with different OS and today I tested FreeBSD 6.0 on my box.
(more details about box and benchmark see here https://www.percona.com/blog/2006/06/13/quick-look-at-ubuntu-606/).
Initially I was very pessimistic about FreeBSD, as results were (in transactions/sec, more is better.
for comparison the results from Suse 10.0):

InnoDB

threads
FreeBSD 6
Suse 10.0
Suse/ FreeBSD ratio

1
436.97
536.91
1.23

4
322.08
816.27
2.53

16
519.94
639.05
1.23

64
crash
547.07

256

357.09

MyISAM

threads
FreeBSD 6
Suse 10.0
Suse/ FreeBSD ratio

1
335.56
429.89
1.28

4
165.16
863.23
5.23

16
322.66
537.67
1.67

64
crash
516.00

256

346.65

The crash with […]

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MyISAM concurrent insert

Arjen posted a good note about MyISAM concurrent-insert features, though I should mention concurrent-insert can be cause of
scalablity and peformance problems on SMP boxes, especially on queries processing range-queries. The reason of problems is POSIX read-write locks, which are used to protect key_buffer from concurrent changes and called for each processed row. More info […]

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Are larger buffers always better ?

Sometimes I see people thinking about buffers as “larger is always better” so if “large” MySQL sample configuration is designed for 2GB and they happen to have 16, they would simply multiply all/most values by 10 and hope it will work well.
Obviously it does not. The least problem would be […]

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