After reading through the example my.cnf files (large, huge, etc), I started to
wonder what the difference was between the isam key_buffer_size and the innodb
I realize that they are two different table types, but some of the docs says to set the
key_buffer_size to 25%-50% of the overall system memory. The comments for the
innodb_buffer_pool_size say that it can be set to 50%-80% of the overall system memory.
Maybe I don't understand exactly the difference between the two because I don't
understand why they have different memory recommendations.
Is there any FAQs on the my.cnf file? How would you set these two variables if you had
an even mix of isam and innodb tables? Where can I learn more about tweaking the my.cnf
file? The mysql online documentation is good, but I need a more basic description of
these two variables and all the other my.cnf settings.
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