Tag - Production

SSD, XFS, LVM, fsync, write cache, barrier and lost transactions

We finally managed to get Intel X25-E SSD drive into our lab. I attached it to our Dell PowerEdge R900. The story making it running is worth separate mentioning – along with Intel X25-E I got HighPoint 2300 controller and CentOS 5.2 just could not start with two RAID controllers (Perc/6i and HighPoint 2300). […]

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Percona XtraBackup: Open Source Alternative for InnoDB Hot Backup call for ideas

For long time as main backup solution for MySQL on Linux we have been using LVM snapshots. Performance concerns from performance critical envinronment caused us to do LVM performance research which showed horrible results forcing us to look at more performing alternatives.
Innodb Hot Backup is a good working solution but […]

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XtraDB storage engine release 1.0.2-2 (New Year edition)

Today we announce release 1.0.2-2 of our XtraDB storage engine.
Here is a list of enhancements:

split-buffer_pool_mutex

The patch splits global InnoDB buffer_pool mutex into several and eliminates waitings on flush IO and mutex when there is no enough free buffers. It helps if you have performance drops when data does not fit in memory.

innodb_extra_undoslots

InnoDB has a […]

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