Unmapping mysql log files (InnoDB log files, binary logs, relay logs) from Linux filesystem cache to allocate memory space for mysqld
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README first commit Apr 4, 2011
unmap_mysql_logs Changing copyright description Apr 10, 2011

README

unmap_mysql_logs - Unmapping mysql log files (mainly InnoDB log files, binary log files and relay log files) from filesystem cache to allocate memory space for mysqld

Objective:
 Older Linux kernel (earlier than 2.6.28) had bugs that aggressive usage on filesystem cache swaps processes even though vm.swappiness == 0. This sometimes serious swapping issues especially if innodb_log_file_size is large. As a workaround, unmapping write-mostly files from filesystem cache frequently (i.e. invoking this script per 10 minutes) helps a lot.
 
How to use:
* Install Inline::C cpan module, or install perl-version, perl-Parse-RecDescent, perl-Inline RPM packages
* Execute unmap_mysql_logs