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From:Dan Nelson Date:July 12 2003 8:22pm
Subject:Re: Stopping MySQL taking down a server?
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In the last episode (Jul 12), Tim Fountain said:
> This may be a silly question but what can be done to stop
> load-intensive MySQL processes taking down a server? Things like
> adding fulltext indexes to very large tables, or selects on very
> large (multi-million-row) tables just completely kill the box until
> they complete.
> I don't mind how long these things take but the box shouldn't become
> unresponsive while they are running.

Are you swapping?  Insufficient memory causing the OS to swap processes
out is the only thing I can think of that could cause this.  You
usually have to be *REALLY* low on memory (like a 512MB process on a
128MB RAM system) to cause total unresponsiveness, though.  Try adding
more RAM or limiting mysql's use of it by lowering buffer sizes in

	Dan Nelson
Stopping MySQL taking down a server?Tim Fountain12 Jul
  • Re: Stopping MySQL taking down a server?Dan Nelson12 Jul
    • Re: Stopping MySQL taking down a server?Andreas D. Landmark14 Jul
  • Re: Stopping MySQL taking down a server?Michael Conlen16 Jul