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MySQL 8.2 Read/Write Splitting: a what cost ?

We’ve seen in previous articles what Transparent Read/Write Splitting is with MySQL 8.2 and how to use it with MySQL Connector/Python.

I love this new feature, but I was wondering if it was really worth it.

Will the application benefit from offloading reads to another node, and won’t using the MySQL Router and parsing the request slow down connections?

These are the kinds of questions I’d like to cover and answer in this article.

The environment

To perform the test, I use the following environment:

  • Linux Kernel 5.15.0 – aarch64
  • MySQL Community Server 8.2.0
  • MySQL Router 8.2.0
  • sysbench 1.1.0 using LuaJIT 2.1.0-beta3
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Sysbench 1.1.0 for Oracle Linux 9

Recently Jack asked me for a Sysbench package for OL9.

In this post, you can find the RPM packages of Sysbench 1.1.0 build for Oracle Linux 9, RedHat Enterprise 9 and any RPM compatible system.

Sysbench’s binary is linked with and

Here are the two files, one for x86_64 and one for aarch64 (ARM):


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Free Page Consumption by InnoDB Table Compression (Percona backoff Algo. part #2)

In my previous post about InnoDB Stalls on Empty Free List, I used a test environment that might look a little artificial : a table larger than the InnoDB Buffer Pool but fitting in the Linux Page Cache.  This configuration allows serving very quickly what MySQL thinks are IOs because these are hit in the filesystem cache.  In this post, I explain why this environment is not

Tail Latencies in Percona Server because of InnoDB Stalls on Empty Free List

If, in Percona Server, you are observing tail latencies on queries that should be fast, this might be a side effect of Percona's improved InnoDB Empty Free List Algorithm.  When using this algorithm (the default in 5.6 and 5.7 and optional configuration in 8.0), a query needing a free page while none are available waits until the LRU Manager Thread refills the free list.  Because this

MySQL Performance : Benchmark kit (BMK-kit)

The following is a short HOWTO about deployment and use of Benchmark-kit (BMK-kit). The main idea of this kit is to simplify your life in running various MySQL benchmark workloads with less blood and minimal potential errors.

Generally as simple as the following :

$ bash /BMK/sb_exec/ 32   # prepare data

$ for users in 1 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048
  # run OLTP_RW for 5min each load level..
  bash /BMK/sb_exec/ $users 300
  sleep 15

the latest online version of the following HOWTO is always available from here :

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sysbench 1.1.0 rpm with SSL support

For a future article, I was again looking into the possibility of using sysbench to generate data and load on a MySQL database. However, I needed an SSL connection which only version 1.1.0 supports (see issue 308).

Alexey didn’t create a branch and/or release for the version 1.1.0. The code is the master branch.

As you know, I like to install software using the Operating System’s packaging and so I created a rpm for sysbench 1.1.0.

If you are also interested to use this version, here are the rpms for some popular OS and architecture (including Arm):


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Comparing Graviton (ARM) Performance to Intel and AMD for MySQL (Part 3)

Recently we published the first part (m5, m5a, m6g) and the second part (C5, C5a, C6g) of research regarding comparing Graviton ARM with AMD and Intel CPU on AWS. We selected general-purpose EC2 instances with the same configurations (amount of vCPU in the first part). In the second part, we compared compute-optimized EC2 instances with the same conditions. The main goal was to see the trend and make a general comparison of CPU types on the AWS platform only for MySQL. We didn’t set the goal to compare the performance of different CPU types. Our expertise is in MySQL performance tuning. We share research “as is” with all scripts, and anyone interested could rerun and reproduce it.
All scripts, …

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Sysbench for arm and MySQL 8.0

For my presentation for the next FOSDEM MySQL Devroom, I needed to create some load.

As usual, for this task, what better than sysbench ?

The “problem” was that my system was already setup and I used OL7 on the always free Ampere compute instance on OCI.

As you may know, this is an ARM architecture (aarch64) and there was not sysbench rpm package available for this OS and architecture.

I also wanted to have sysbench compiled and linked with MySQL 8.0 libraries [1], [ …

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Trick to Simulate a Linux Server with less RAM

I created the first draft of this post many years ago.  At that time, I was working with physical servers having 192 GB of RAM or more.  On such systems, doing memory pressure tests with MySQL is complicated.  I used a trick to simulate a Linux server with less RAM (also works with vms, probably not with Kubernetes or containers).  I recently needed the trick again and as I

5.5M Key Lookups per second on 16 VCPU VMs

 As introduced in a previous blog RonDB enables us to easily execute benchmarks on RonDB using the Sysbench benchmark.

In this blog I will present some results where the RonDB cluster had 2 data nodes, each using a r5.4xlarge VM in AWS that has 16 VCPUs and 128 GB memory. The Sysbench test uses SQL to access RonDB.

In this particular test case we wanted to test the Key-Lookup performance using SQL. Key-Lookup performance is essential in the RonDB use case as an online Feature Store in Hopsworks.

In this case we use the …

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