We have a situation where users complain that the system periodically freezes for 30-90
seconds. We check the slow query logs and find that one user issued a complex query that
did indeed take 30-90 seconds to complete. However, NO slow queries are recorded for the
other 50 users, before, during, or after the freeze. Note that the complex query in
question always shows: "Lock_time: 0".
Q: What conditions could cause single query to lock up a database for a while for all
users (even though it shows "lock time: 0") but no other slow queries would show in the
logs for any other users who are hitting the database at the same time?
OS: RHEL3 x64
CPU: 8 x 2.9GHz Xeon
Disk: RAID 5 (6 x 512GB SSD)
MySQL: 5.0.95 x64
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