Monday, 13 July, 2009
Recently new performance builds were made by our MySQL Team, and it seems to me reaching now a new milestone with the build #45 - within this single build Mikael joined several previously tested performance builds showed a positive performance improvement. So, how well it's comparing now to the default 5.4 ?..
Here are my results obtained on M5000 (quad-cores)/ Solaris10 update7 and db_STRESS.
Solaris 10 update7
Special note about update7: I was pleasantly surprised the kernel locks issue was gone! CPU Spinlocks within a similar workload are devided by 4(!) - very positive improvement, and seems the things will be even better with update8!
For my big surprise there was no difference (or very few) between 5.4 and build45 on the Read-Only workload. I need to retest it again after vacations to be sure nothing goes wrong here :-)
However the performance improvements made on write operations are quite important!
As you may see, there is still a performance drop in the middle of the test - it's due a "furious flushing" while using a huge redo logs (described before ). There are new changes coming to face such kind of issue as well some others - stay tuned! :-)
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