MariaDB and MySQL performance boost using noatime. Take a peek at
your filesystem mount file on your Linux Box /etc/fstab
/dev/VolGroup01/LogVol01 /data ext3 defaults 0 0
In many cases just like the above you'll see that MySQL data location is mounted with "defaults" options - in our case MySQL data files are located in /data partition.
What does it mean? It means that you are taking a performance hit every time the file is accessed (read or write) on your file system. There is a record created i.e. physically written to the file system, that is besides MySQL access.
The issue is that if …