On Wed, 17 Mar 1999, Michael Widenius wrote:
> Note that in most cases with SQL the performance is depending on how
> many new disk blocks you are accessing.
> If you have an timestamp on each row and only do selects based on
> recent timestamps, MySQL will only access the same disk buffers over
> and over again. Most OS cache this very good and you have to do real
> many queries to get any significant load.
Ok, this may well help me initially.
> In MySQL 3.23 we will extend
> SHOW TABLES
> to include a lot of information about each table !
> - Last changed !
> I assume the above will help you with your problem!
Yes, using this will reduce the potential load on the server, and enable
me to do the real SELECTs once I know there have been changes.
In the meantime I think using a timestamp in the table, and keeping an eye
on the load will give me an idea of how frequently I can request the data.
Thanks for your comments,
Simon Mudd ******** All Trading Brokers Europe ********* Madrid, Spain
Switchboard: +34-91-592 8188 Fax: +34-91-592 8170 Direct: 91-592 8250
Work email: simon.mudd@stripped --- Home email: sjmudd@stripped