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MySQL 5.1 in OpenSolaris

If you’ve attended just one of my recent talks, either at the UC, LOSUG or MySQL University, you should know that MySQL 5.1.30 will be in the next official drop of OpenSolaris. In fact, you can find MySQL 5.1 in the current pre-release builds – I …

Quick Access to CommunityOne Deep Dives

So the CommunityOne conference is coming soon, and earlier this week I finished up the final part of the MySQL/DTrace presentation and preparation so I’m all ready to go. Want to come along? Get quick access to the Deep Dives: Online Event Registr…

Speaking at CommunityOne West

Sorry for the (relatively) short notice, but I will be talking at Sun’s CommunityOne conference in San Francisco on June 1st. I’ll be talking about, and demonstrating, the DTrace probes we have put into MySQL in a joint presentation with Robert Lo…

Solaris 10 Boot Failure

OK, so this has now bitten me twice on a new install. Basically, put Solaris 10u5 on certain machines, and it will work fine until you edit the /etc/vfstab and forget to add a terminating newline to one of your entries. Upon reboot you will get so…

MySQL University: MySQL and ZFS

I didn’t announce it last week, but I did a MySQL University presentation on using MySQL with the ZFS filesystem. ZFS is the main filesystem for Solaris/OpenSolaris and offers a number of different benefits for people using MySQL, including some i…

My Sessions at UC2009

I’m speaking at the User Conference this year, with a half-day tutorial and three further sessions. The running theme is performance, both in terms of the performance of your queries, and in terms of scaling up. Scale Up, Scale Out, and High Avail…

LOSUG Presentation Slides Now Available

My presentation at LOSUG on tuesday went down like a house on fire – I think it would be safe to say that the phrase for the evening was ‘It’s a cache!’. For that to make sense, you need to look at the slides, which are now available here. Attenda…