At 15:44 -0400 5/11/02, <sup-mysql@stripped> wrote:
> I get a feel for the amount of activity by looking at the
>processes running and the amount of cpu time they are using.. (on
>linux: ps xu)
> Correct me if I am wrong. I understand that the sort_buffer is the
>most important when creating keys... I set the sort buffer to 1000M and
>key buffer to 200M.
I guess you want your machine to thrash, then.
How much physical memory do you actually have? 1200M?
>On Sat, 11 May 2002, Benjamin Pflugmann wrote:
>> How do you define/determine "activity"?
>> The operation is probably I/O bound. From the message you get I assume
>> increasing the key cache matter.
>> On Sat, May 11, 2002 at 11:00:11AM -0400, sup-mysql@stripped wrote:
>> > When loading large amounts of data into MySQL there is a period oh high
>> > server activity followed by a long period of little activity. While on the
>> > little activity period, the process list reads "Repair with key cache"...
>> > How can I make the server work harder in this period and get done with
>> > loading data faster?
>> > Thanks
> > > Ramon