In this blog post, I’ll review how a hung MySQL transaction can cause the InnoDB history length to grow and negatively affect MySQL performance.
Recently I was helping a customer discover why SELECT queries were running slower and slower until the server restarts (which got things back to normal). It took some time to get from that symptom to a final diagnosis. Please follow me on the journey of chasing this strange MySQL behavior!
Changes in the query response time can mean tons of things. We can check everything from the query plan to the disk performance. However, fixing it with a restart is less common. After looking at “show engine innodb status”, I noticed some strange lines:
Trx read view will not see trx with id >= 41271309593, sees < 41268384363 ---TRANSACTION 41271309586, ACTIVE 766132 sec 2 lock struct(s), heap size 376, 0 row lock(s), undo log entries 1 ... …[Read more]