April 24, 2014

About Sasha Pachev

Sasha formerly worked at MySQL, where he was the original creator of MySQL's native replication. He is the author of two books: MySQL Enterprise Solutions and Understanding MySQL Internals.

InnoDB memory allocation, ulimit, and OpenSUSE

I recently encountered an interesting case. A customer reported that mysqld crashed on start on OpenSUSE 11.2 kernel 2.6.31.12-0.2-desktop x86_64   with 96 GB RAM when the innodb_buffer_pool_size was set to anything more than 62 GB. I decided to try it with 76 GB. The error message was an assert due to a failed malloc() […]