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Drizzle query monitoring

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OSDC 2009 – call for papers reminder

The call for papers for OSDC 2009 is open until 30 June 2009; yes that’s only a few more days. Submit your abstract and do a talk at this fab conference!

This is a grassroots style conference designed by developers for developers.  It covers Perl, Python, Ruby/Rails, PHP, Java/Grails and Open Source operating systems as well as some business aspects.  If you’d like to cover something else as well that is Open Source themed, please feel free.

The Call for Papers can be found at:
The important dates are:

  • Call for Papers Closes      30 June, 2009
  • Proposal acceptance         20 July, 2009
  • Accepted paper submissions  14 September, 2009
  • OSDC 2009 Main …
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Hidden Features Of Perl, PHP, Javascript, C, C++, C#, Java, Ruby, Python, And Others [Collection Of Incredibly Useful Lists]


StackOverflow is an amazing site for coding questions. It was created by Joel Spolsky of, Jeff Atwood of, and some other incredibly smart guys who truly care about user experience. I have been a total fan of SO since it went mainstream and it's now a borderline addiction (you can see my StackOverflow badge on the right sidebar).

The Story

Update 6/21/09: This server is currently under very heavy load (10-200), even with caching plugins enabled. Please bear with me as I try to resolve the situation.

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mylvmbackup-0.12 has been released

After a long hiatus, I am happy to announce that mylvmbackup version 0.12 has now been released. This release includes a large number of improvements, minor code cleanups, as well as some new functionality. In particular, I would like to thank Matthew Boehm, Tim Stoop, Baron Schwartz, Ville Skyttä and Ronald Bradford for their contributions.

Some notable highlights from the ChangeLog:

  • Removed the absolute path names to external tools (make sure $PATH is correct)
  • Added --log-err to the startup options of the recovery instance to avoid cluttering the server's error log
  • Added support for hooks written as Perl Modules. (Matthew Boehm)
  • Added support for date/time-formatted path names for backupdir and mountdir (Matthew Boehm)
  • Backupdir and …
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DBD::mysql 4.012 Released

Hi all!

I'm pleased to announce a release of DBD::mysql 4.012!

This release includes several fixes and modifications (per ChangeLog):

* Patch to bind_type_guessing from Craigslist, Thanks to Chris! Happiness is no quoted numbers. Fixed ChopBlanks to work with bind_type_guessing

* Patch for win32 strawberry build Thanks to Curtis Jewell! Windows needs love

* Patch for auto-reconnect to set active flag Thanks to Doug Fischer!

* Fixed bug 32464 See also:
Add connection flag mysql_no_autocommit_cmd which users of MySQL Proxy can use to prevent 'set autocommit=#' from being issued by the driver. 'perldoc DBD::mysql' to …

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Another solution to an error

install_driver(mysql) failed: Can't load '/usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/auto/DBD/mysql/' for module DBD::mysql: /usr/lib64/ version `libmysqlclient_15' not found (required by /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/auto/DBD/mysql/ at /usr/lib64/perl5/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/ line 230.
at (eval line 3

After a lot of mucking around I noticed that the MySQL-shared-community RPM was installed, not the MySQL-shared-compat RPM like my usual installs. So…

rpm -Uvh MySQL-shared-compat-5.1.33-0.rhel5.x86_64.rpm

Perl and Java Stored Procedures for MariaDB 5.1

I just applied the external stored procedure patch to a branch of MariaDB and uploaded it to LaunchPad.You can see the branch at that this is not in any reasonable condition to merge into MariaDB. Hopefully we can engage in dialog as to how we can bring this feature properly to MariaDB, MySQL and Drizzle, hopefully making the plugins

ActiveState Perl 5.10, Windows XP, and DBD-mysql

A few months ago I installed ActivePerl 5.10 on a Windows XP Pro workstation. Next I tried to install DBD::mysql using CPAN, it failed. When I browsed modules via ppm, a GUI in this version of ActiveState Perl on Windows, DBD::mysql was not listed as an available module.

I then downloaded the source code, manually modified the MAKE file, fiddled with Visual Studio NMAKE, compiled it a few times, without success.

Google revealed the existence of Strawberry Perl. So I removed ActiveState Perl, installed Strawberry, ran ppm install DBI, ppm install DBD-mysql. And it worked.

Fast-forward a few weeks, I started playing with EPIC, a plugin for Eclipse that supposedly provides a nice IDE for Perl development and debugging. As a result, I started fiddling with PadWalker, a prerequisites for EPIC. I couldn’t remember all the details now due to frustration, but suffice it …

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Maatkit version 3519 released

Maatkit version 3519 is ready for download. There are a lot of changes in this release, many of which are incompatible with previous releases. There are also a lot of important new features. Read on for the details.

First, thanks to everyone who contributed to this month’s release. A lot of people have jumped into Maatkit and started committing code. I attribute this to deliberately forcing a more open policy with decisions being made on the mailing list, rather than the former policy of “Percona pays for development, so they have more say than you do” — a snobby and ill-advised way to treat an open-source project. If you are interested in contributing to Maatkit, please ask. Subversion commit rights are being handed out willy-nilly. It’s great!

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Perl Stored Procedures for MySQL

Files used in conference presentation here: UC2009 presentationI think todays presentation for Perl Stored Procedures for MySQL was quite successful. The audience was quite engaged and asked questions throughout (yes, I invited questions through the talk). I made sure to mention Eric Herman's Java plugin because even though he didn't get time to submit a talk, the work is noteworthy. Sometimes I

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