>>>>> "Ed" == Ed Carp <erc@stripped> writes:
>> Yes. MySQL 3.22 will fragment rows if you mix a lot of deletes/inserts into
>> the same table.
>> The new ISAM in MySQL 3.23 will automaticly join adjacent deleted
>> blocks and can extend blocks much better than the old ISAM.
Ed> Is this why MySQL 3.22.21 eats up all my CPU when searching a 50K row
Ed> indexed table? Almost no deletes, but lots and lots of adds. Is there
Ed> something I can do about the CPU utilization?
If you don't have any deletes and updates, the table should not be
You can check this by doing 'isamchk -dv table_name'
(You don't have to take down mysqld for this)
Why do you think MySQL is CPU and not disk bound in the above case?
Ed> By the way, I've been attending to police duties the last couple of
Ed> months, and haven't been active on the list, but will be more active in
Ed> the future :)
ok, you are forgiven :)