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From:Rick James Date:January 7 2013 6:46pm
Subject:RE: questions about group_concat_max_len
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I suspect, without knowing for sure, that the server will preallocate the 16MB (or
whatever) and then proceed to fill it in.  Such a malloc is not costly, and not risky
(unless you have thousands of threads doing the same thing at the same time).

Who cares?  If GROUP_CONCAT() is what you need, then pay whatever the price is.

"If you hit a MySQL limit, you are probably mis-using MySQL."

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> Subject: questions about group_concat_max_len
> Are there performance considerations if this value is set really high,
> say big enough to fit into max_allowed_packet? Does it matter?
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