What is an InnoDB Buffer Pool?
InnoDB buffer pool is the memory space that holds many in-memory data structures of InnoDB, buffers, caches, indexes and even row-data. innodb_buffer_pool_size is the MySQL configuration parameter that specifies the amount of memory allocated to the InnoDB buffer pool by MySQL. This is one of the most important settings in the MySQL configuration and should be configured based on the available system RAM.
In this post, we’ll walk you through two approaches of setting your InnoDB buffer pool size value, examine the pros and cons of those practices, and also propose a unique method to arrive at an optimum value based on the size of …[Read more]