[arch-general] mysqld (MySQL and MariaDB) polling

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Mon Feb 25 17:58:04 EST 2013

On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 4:40 PM, Christian Hesse <list at eworm.de> wrote:
> based on the thread "[RFC] Migration to MariaDB" in arch-dev-public by
> Bartłomiej Piotrowski I started playing with MySQL and MariaDB. I noticed
> both were polling every second:
> <... futex resumed> )       = -1 ETIMEDOUT (Connection timed out)
> futex(0x1d48050, FUTEX_WAKE_PRIVATE, 1) = 0
> gettimeofday({1361806174, 246573}, NULL) = 0
> 2849, {1361806175, 246573000}, ffffffff <unfinished ...>
> Searching Google I found that the problem may be caused by the leap second,
> though the load is not as high as some articles describe. (Continues polling
> vs. one poll a second.)
> However the polling stops as soon as I manually set the time with date -s and
> it start again if I run ntpdate to sync the time. As this is a notebook I
> rebooted more than once since the leap second happened. ;)
> What is going on? This is a mobile system, so it would be great to get rid of
> mysqld eating my battery power.

Related: https://plus.google.com/114657443111661859546/posts/VSrk6BfLnNe ?

I always thought this was "just the way it is", but maybe you are onto
something... Might be worth reporting upstream.


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