MySQL, Thread Caching, Linux and a busy site!

Heres an article that helped me with an issue over at a friends site http://www.ftatalk.com Their site was exploding and they need to tune out the current server as much as possible. One thing that I noticed was that MySQL wasn’t tuned properly. So After making some changes and finding out that there was no thread caching, I searched the web and found this article. Wow, it’s been a busy week. I was totally swamped for several days dealing with the remember.yahoo.com MySQL servers and related stuff. And then I used a day or two to recover (sleep, shower, etc). Anyway, I made some interesting discoveries along the way. The most surprising one had to do with thread caching on Linux when you have a busy MySQL server–busy in a particular way, mind you. Read the full article at jeremy.zawodny.com ***UPDATE*** I have moved ftatalk.com over to lighttpd and its doing wonders! You can also check out the ftatalk.com mirror at http://www.satfix.net I will also be writing an article about lighttpd and how it can help you get the most out of your hardware.

Heres an article that helped me with an issue over at a friends site http://www.ftatalk.com
Their site was exploding and they need to tune out the current server as much as possible. One thing that I noticed was that MySQL wasn’t tuned properly. So After making some changes and finding out that there was no thread caching, I searched the web and found this article.

Wow, it’s been a busy week. I was totally swamped for several days dealing with the remember.yahoo.com MySQL servers and related stuff. And then I used a day or two to recover (sleep, shower, etc).
Anyway, I made some interesting discoveries along the way. The most surprising one had to do with thread caching on Linux when you have a busy MySQL server–busy in a particular way, mind you.

Read the full article at jeremy.zawodny.com

***UPDATE*** I have moved ftatalk.com over to lighttpd and its doing wonders! You can also check out the ftatalk.com mirror at http://www.satfix.net
I will also be writing an article about lighttpd and how it can help you get the most out of your hardware.


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