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[EP-tech] Re: Eprints critical block on cache insert



Hi,

These are normally coming out of a very big search query, where you get
a load of table joins for each term.

Perhaps the internal search should have a sanity check to throw an error
(or truncate) if too many terms are sent at it.

/Tim.

On Fri, 2013-03-08 at 13:56 +0100, Paolo Tealdi wrote:
> On 03/08/2013 01:05 PM, Lee Paton wrote:
> 
> Hi Lee.
> 
> No. I changed again the global parameter setting it to 0 and mysql is working like a charme since the changing. Considering the freezing frequency, i think that
> it should already have happened at least one time. I controlled the search a few times and the system answers more or less in 8-9 seconds.
> 
> 
> Best regards,
> Paolo Tealdi
> 
> 
> 
> > Hi Paolo
> >
> > I've been experiencing the same problem and your solution has solved it on our dev system
> >
> > Have you run into any issues on your server since you made the change?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Lee
> >
> > Lee Paton
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> >
> >
> > From: Paolo Tealdi <paolo.tealdi at polito.it>
> > To: "<eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>" <eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
> > Date: 12/02/2013 08:38
> > Subject: [EP-tech]  Eprints critical block on cache insert
> > Sent by: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> >
> > Dear all,
> >
> > i'm debugging some misterious mysql hanging that sometimes happen on our server (2-3 times a week). They happen during the night and when i can check the server i find the eprint server almost swaped out with a
> > VERY big number of httpd process, all the mysql connection used  and tipically a huge cache insert (the attachment is the last insert found) apparently blocking the mysql server.
> > Doing a SHOW FULL PROCESSLIST\G i found the older active thread
> >
> >       Id: 961782
> >     User: eprints
> >     Host: giasone.polito.it:35530
> >       db: eprints3310
> > Command: Query
> >     Time: 50077
> >    State: statistics
> >     Info:  ... the select in attachment ...
> >
> > You can notice that the process state is in "statistics" status.
> >
> > Googling i found that it seems that, if in a select there are involved a big number of tables, mysql query optimizer can block itself indefinitely analyzing that transaction, in the statistic state.
> > It seems that setting  optimizer_search_depth variable  to a low value this problem disappear.
> >
> > The default is
> >
> > optimizer_search_depth = 62
> >
> > i put it to
> >
> > set global optimizer_search_depth = 5;
> >
> > and seems to resolve the blocking issue.
> > A side effect seems to be a slight speedup in general when you're doing advanced searches (those query can be "important") .
> >
> > Anybody has found this problem ?
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Paolo Tealdi
> >
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