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Enabling the Verbose InnoDB Lock Monitor in MariaDB and Percona Server for XtraDB+ and XtraDB

I enabled the InnoDB Lock Monitor in my MariaDB 5.5 instance (using XtraDB+ as the InnoDB – which is the default in MariaDB) and noticed that while the SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS was being logged to the error log, it wasn’t logging the “additional” lock information – it just looked like the plain ‘ole INNODB STATUS.

Long story short, Percona added a new variable so one has better control over what gets logged:


If off (default), then the InnoDB Lock Monitor logs the normal INNODB STATUS, and if enabled, then it logs it with the extended lock information.

They also created another variable that goes along with this one (and the InnoDB Lock Monitor), which is:


This variable indicates the number of locks to print that are …

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Advanced InnoDB Deadlock Troubleshooting – What SHOW INNODB STATUS Doesn’t Tell You, and What Diagnostics You Should be Looking At

One common cause for deadlocks when using InnoDB tables is from the existence of foreign key constraints and the shared locks (S-lock) they acquire on referenced rows.

The reason I want to discuss them though is because they are often a bit tricky to diagnose, especially if you are only looking at the SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS output (which might be a bit counter-intuitive since one would expect it to contain this info).

Let me show a deadlock error to illustrate (below is from SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS\g):

111109 20:10:03
TRANSACTION 65839, ACTIVE 19 sec, OS thread id 4264 starting index read
mysql tables in use 1, locked 1
LOCK WAIT 6 lock struct(s), heap size 1024, 3 row lock(s), undo log entries 1
MySQL thread id 3, query id 74 localhost root Updating
UPDATE parent SET age=age+1 WHERE id=1
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