> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wm Mussatto [mailto:mussatto@stripped]
> Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 3:50 PM
> To: Robinson, Eric
> Cc: Rick James; mysql@stripped
> Subject: RE: Slow Response -- What Does This Sound Like to You?
> On Thu, May 9, 2013 15:25, Robinson, Eric wrote:
> >> > -----Original Message-----
> >> > From: Robinson, Eric [mailto:eric.robinson@stripped]
> >> > Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 1:58 PM
> >> > To: mysql@stripped
> >> > Subject: Slow Response -- What Does This Sound Like to You?
> >> >
> >> > 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
> >> > RAM: 32GB
> >> > Disk: RAID 5 (6 x 512GB SSD)
> >> > MySQL: 5.0.95 x64
> >> > Engine: MyISAM
> >> >
> >> MyISAM? Or InnoDB?
> >> Lock_time perhaps applies only to table locks on MyISAM.
> >> SHOW ENGINE InnoDB STATUS;
> >> You may find some deadlocks.
> >> Is Replication involved?
> >> Anyone doing an ALTER?
> > MyISAM, no replication involved, and nobody is altering the
> > This happens whenever people run certain reports.
> > --Eric
> This may be a dumb question, but have you verified that the
> applications do not issue a "Lock TABLES ..."? Either the big
> one or one of the others.
I have not verified this, but it should be easy to find out. Hopefully that is not the
case as it is a canned application and we don't have access to the code.
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