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MySAR: A sar-like Utility for MySQL
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Why a New Utility?

A couple of months back, Tim Procter, Sheeri Cabral and I were discussing about how best to diagnose a MySQL server and/or tune its performance, automating the process as much as possible. The Performance Advisors from MySQL Enterprise (http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/) do this, but most of our customers don’t have a subscription and Pythian’s collective experience is not necessary reflected by its rules.

In our daily work, we have used Major Heyden’s MySQL Tuner, Mark Leith’s Statpack and our own tools to review a MySQL server configuration parameters. However, all of these tools had limitations in regards of what we wanted to achieve. Our major

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What Exactly is Swappiness?
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This is an issue that keeps rearing its ugly head over and over again, and since it greatly affects performance, it is most important that DBAs of any DMBS running on Linux come to grips with it. So I decided to do some research and try different settings on my notebook. Here are my findings.

What can you find on the web?

A Wikipedia search for the word swappiness will come up empty (any volunteers out there want to write an article?). A Google search will show some pretty old material—the best article I found is from 2004: Linux: Tuning Swappiness. This article includes a detailed discussion with some interesting remarks by Andrew Morton, a Linux kernel maintainer.

So, what is swappiness?

Towards the end of the email thread quoted in the article, you’ll find this definition (sort

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My Favorite Three Stooges Stats
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Quick... You have to let everyone (boss, biz dev, customer service, and random bean counters) know why everything is moving slowly! Of course, rarely do people define what "everything" is, and what type of slowness is occuring. But, in the face of customer service agents that cannot work because their pages will not render, generally all eyes are on the famed-dba-of-the-minute.So, with 7 people
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