[nycbug-talk] MySQL and FreeBSD 6.0

Hans Zaunere lists at zaunere.com
Wed Oct 18 22:09:51 EDT 2006


N.J. Thomas wrote on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 4:47 PM:
> * Hans Zaunere <lists at zaunere.com> [2006-10-15 17:21:01 -0400]:
> > So the age old topic has a new twist from a recent evaluation of
> > MySQL crashes on FreeBSD 6.0. 
> > 
> > Looking forward to starting the next version of this discussion,
> > since FreeBSD 4/5 and MySQL is apparently so yesterday's topic...
> We moved from FreeBSD on our DB servers to Linux because of MySQL
> stability issues -- That was a couple of years ago. Recently, we were
> planning our DB server upgrades and I did a little bit of research to
> see if MySQL was more viable on FreeBSD 6.1, but finally decided to
> stick with Linux/MySQL because of reported performance issues as well
> as problems with the ULE scheduler that people recommended be used for
> MySQL.

So you were still seeing issues on 6.1?  Per some links I posted earlier,
they say 6.1 should clear up many issues... hrm, not good.

> All this was not really worth it for us, so we are sticking with
> Linux. A shame really, I'd like to have moved back because we are a
> FreeBSD shop it and it makes things easier to have identical boxes.
> (NB: We never ran any benchmarks ourselves due to lack of project
> time, but the best thing for you to do would be to set up a sandbox
> and test with your applications under simulated load to see if
> problems crop up.) 

Thanks Thomas.  I actually always recommend Linux for MySQL, but these
servers are coming from a vendor, so it's going to be a political move to
get them to change.  They are a FreeBSD shop as well, which of course runs
everything else flawlessly - except MySQL.


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