forgive me, so running mulitple instances of mysql (the client) will bounce
between dual processors???
i'll check it out. never really thought about how to test this, thanks..
From: Dan Nelson [mailto:dnelson@stripped]
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 8:41 AM
Cc: 'Marten Lehmann'; mysql@stripped
Subject: Re: MySQL und dual cores
In the last episode (Oct 17), bruce said:
> From: Dan Nelson
> > In the last episode (Oct 17), Marten Lehmann said:
> > > we are using MySQL 4.1 and 5 on AMD dual core processors, but I can
> > > only see one mysqld process on each machine. Since a process is
> > > always tied to a certain processor, mysqld doesn't seem to make use
> > > of the second core. As far as I know multiple threads of one process
> > > would be visible as different processes using the ps command.
> > >
> > > Is mysqld really not using more than one processor core? Or if it
> > > does, then how can I verify it?
> > Each thread of a threaded process can run on a different CPU. Try
> > connecting to mysql over two sessions and run "SELECT
> > BENCHMARK(10000000000,1+1);" on both. If you switch to top you should
> > see mysqld go to 200% CPU.
> a sa short test, how would one demonstrate this from the cli.., using the
> mysql cmd interface??
I thought that's exactly what I explained how to do :) Run the "mysql"
command in two terminal windows (or screen sessions, or vtys, or
whatever you prefer) and "top" in a third.
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