The MySQL 5.6 Release has introduced some changes to how two phase commit works and is managed. In particular, the commit phase of transactions to the binary log is now serialized and this behavior is something we identified fairly immediately. We implement a group commit algorithm that needed to be altered so that TokuDB’s group commit to its recovery log would function effectively.
As part of our effort to verify the new Binary Log Group Commit functionality introduced in TokuDB 7.5.4 for Percona Server, we wanted to demonstrate the substantial increase in throughput scaling but also show the bottleneck caused by the skewed interaction between the binary log group commit algorithm in MySQL 5.6 and the transaction commit mechanism used in TokuDB 7.5.3 for Percona Server. During our testing, we noticed that the throughput scaling was diminished when we turned on the binlog.
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