Subject: RE: How's MySQL doing?
To: 'James Sharp' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Haapanen, Tom <email@example.com>
Date: 08/09/2001 13:31:18
I suspect I was the originator of these rumours. :-)
We gave up on this about a year an a half ago -- this was with 1.4, and
MySQL 3.23 (20 or less). Couldn't get it to work at all, but I think
MySQL's weak 64-bit support was the main culprit.
We then ran our production site for about a year on NetBSD 1.4/i386. This
worked OK, more or less, but with increasing traffic, the MySQL server was
crashing 4-5 times an hour. All kinds of MySQL updates, compile and config
options were tried, but to no avail. And there is no traceback on NetBSD...
So last month I finally gave up, and rebuilt the machine with FreeBSD/i386,
and it's now been rock-solid -- I think MySQL has restarted only once in a
month. I really suspect this is an issue with the NetBSD thread libraries
and the way MySQL uses them, but I have no hard facts to back that up.
The web server itself (http://www.motorsport.com/) and our other machines
still run NetBSD, though.
From: James Sharp [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, 09 August, 2001 12:54
To: Dave Huang
Subject: Re: How's MySQL doing?
> Last I had heard, there were some issues with running MySQL on
> NetBSD/alpha... how are things doing now? I know it compiles, but does
> it work, and is it stable? :) How's performance?
I'm running it on NetBSD/Alpha 1.5 Release on an AlphaServer DS10. It
runs like there's no tomorrow.
The only quirk I ran into was that it mis-links the binaries and tries to
statically link in library pathnames. We traced this down to a problem
with the libtool that it uses...but for the life of me I don't remember
what we did to fix it.