MySQL Super Smack database benchmark results

June 16th, 2009 by Boštjan Škufca

After a couple of years away in academic environment, I got myself back into the business of system administration (or as I prefer to call it, system engineering), Linux/BSD system administration to be precise. iphone 8 cases card holder iphone 8 snugg case iphone 8 case heavy metal Of course, all the old (and precious) notes and data were gone, so I had to start from scratch. iphone 7 case walking dead iphone 6 case personalised name iphone 6 s cases stripe snakehive iphone 6 case I was given a task to put together a scalable system of web servers. iphone 6 case tumi iphone 6 plus case glitter personal iphone 6 case panda iphone 8 plus case At certain point I started to benchmark the systems and I have realised that I had almost no data to compare the results to. jack wills iphone 7 plus case iphone x case plus iphone 8 plus pink silicone case iphone 8 arm band running case Therefore I decided to share these results with the world and in the same manner make it available for me in the future. cases iphone 7 plus iphone 7 apple case black black 360 iphone 6 case iphone 8 case apple white They are intended as a reference point if you want to know how much performance can you squeeze out of certain hardware/software. case scenario iphone 6 iphone 8 plus charging case mophie iphone 8 rubber case heart phone case iphone 6 Today I am starting with MySQL, the database of choice for many web developers. iphone 6 cases marble black For benchmarking MySQL performance, I primarily use three tools:

  1. The MySQL benchmark suite,
  2. Super Smack and
  3. some custom applications for real world tests.

As it is commonly known, first two items from the list above are not what one might call “real world benchmark suites”. iphone 8 phone cases disney fur case iphone 7 quirky iphone 7 plus case iphone 7 case pink flamingo full cover iphone 7 plus case But they are very fine tools for discovering system bottlenecks and obvious configuration errors. floveme iphone 7 plus case wireless charging case iphone 7 Below follow benchmark commands and results with complete (relevant) setup description. iphone 7 phone cases print iphone 6 case fox basketball phone case iphone 6 red iphone x case Enjoy! Results for select-key Queries per second: 166541

cd /usr/share/smacks && super-smack select-key.smack 32 100000 Query Barrel Report for client smacker1 connect: max=34ms min=0ms avg= 14ms from 32 clients Query_type num_queries max_time min_time q_per_s select_index 6400000 0 0 166541.80

Results for update-key Queries per second: 9225

cd /usr/share/smacks && super-smack update-select.smack 32 10000 Query Barrel Report for client smacker connect: max=0ms min=0ms avg= 0ms from 32 clients Query_type num_queries max_time min_time q_per_s select_index 320000 2 0 9225.27 update_index 320000 2 0 9225.27


  • HP DL380 g5
  • 2x Intel E5420 Xeon (4 cores @ 2.5GHz each)
  • 2x 147 SAS 10k drives in hardware RAID-1 configuration
  • Write cache enabled for Smart Array P400i


  • Slackware 12.2
  • Ext3 filesystem
  • Linux kernel version
  • Super Smack 1.3, compiled from source
  • MySQL version 5.0.77, compiled from source with configure line:

    ./configure –prefix=/usr/local/$PDIR \ –with-charset=utf8 –with-collation=utf8_general_ci \ –with-unix-socket-path=/var/mysql/run/mysql.sock \ –with-mysqld-user=mysql \ –with-openssl=/usr/local/openssl-0.9.8k


[client] socket = /var/mysql/run/mysql.sock [mysqld] user = mysql basedir = /usr/local/mysql pid-file = /var/mysql/run/ socket = /var/mysql/run/mysql.sock datadir = /var/mysql/data log-error = /var/mysql/log/mysql_error.log log-slow-queries = /var/mysql/log/mysql_slow_query.log ssl ssl-cert = /etc/ssl/certs/_default.cert ssl-key = /etc/ssl/certs/_default.key key_buffer = 256M max_allowed_packet = 32M table_cache = 256 sort_buffer_size = 2M read_buffer_size = 4M read_rnd_buffer_size = 8M myisam_sort_buffer_size = 64M net_buffer_length = 2K thread_stack = 128K thread_cache_size = 16K thread_concurrency = 8 query_cache_size = 32M max_join_size = 4294967295 innodb_data_home_dir = /var/mysql/data innodb_data_file_path = ibdata1:10M:autoextend innodb_log_group_home_dir = /var/mysql/data innodb_log_arch_dir = /var/mysql/data innodb_buffer_pool_size = 16M innodb_additional_mem_pool_size = 2M innodb_log_file_size = 5M innodb_log_buffer_size = 8M innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 1 innodb_lock_wait_timeout = 50 [mysqldump] quick max_allowed_packet = 32M [mysql] no-auto-rehash [isamchk] key_buffer = 128M sort_buffer_size = 128M read_buffer = 2M write_buffer = 2M [myisamchk] key_buffer = 128M sort_buffer_size = 128M read_buffer = 2M write_buffer = 2M [mysqlhotcopy] interactive-timeout

And also the results of sql-bench suite are here. iphone 6 case snap on iphone 7 protection case taken iphone 6 case iphone 7 case marbel Feedback If you have any questions, recommendations or benchmark results to compare, do not hesitate to leave a comment.

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