I’ve heard about the innodb_plugin but not had time to put it to the test.
Recently though due to some problems I’ve been having with the MySQL Enterprise Monitor (Merlin) I’ve had to try a few changes and had the opportunity to try out the innodb plugin.
I have been using Merlin for some time and like it a lot. It is not perfect but does a good job for me. However, since upgrading to version 2.1 I have been having some database load problems. I long ago split the merlin server into a front- and back-end server with the backend running a standard MySQL 5.1 Advanced package. That has been working fine.
I have been monitoring more and more mysqld servers and recently the database backend could not cope. Basically the writes of …[Read more]