At 11:21 AM 4/15/05, Ian Gibbons wrote:
>On 15 Apr 2005 at 9:47, mos wrote:
> > I'm running MySQL 4.1.10 on XP and I was doing a 2 table equi join join on
> > a date field that was indexed. There are It was taking quite a long
> time so
> > I let it run overnight. There are 200 million rows in the first table,
> > a Where clause on the second table would have reduced this to around 50
> > million rows. This morning I got in and the computer had rebooted itself
> > sometime during the night. (This is usually not a good sign before the
> > first cup of coffee.<g>)
> > There were no errors in the MySQL.Err log file. Explain said they were
> > using an index for both tables.
> > 1) Can MySQL join two tables of this size?
> > 2) Is there a problem using a Date join? I noticed before doing date joins
> > was extremely slow, even when indexed.
> > 3) Is throwing more RAM at the problem going to help? Is there any way of
> > knowing how much RAM is enough?
>The first thing to do is turn off that anoying XP *feature* of rebooting
>when there is
>an error - most of the time you don't need it.
>I think the option is in My Computer > Properties somewhere.
>Mysql may get a chance to print an error message then, or it will be
There is not enough evidence (except circumstantial) in the original post
to blame Mysql for the reboot. Disabling "System Failure - Automatic
Restart" will still help in problem determination.