MySQL slow queries, small tables

Dave Smith dave at
Tue Jun 10 18:30:11 MDT 2008

Steven Alligood wrote:
> What crazy scenario is causing you to pound your system so hard?  I 
> mean, really, cat /dev/zero is not an "in the wild" type of program, 
> nor one that you are likely to run in a production environment, unless 
> you have untrusted customers on the box, in which case you will never 
> be able to guarantee that their dumb actions don't cause you issues.

Bzzzzt. If I didn't have a real-world scenario, I wouldn't be asking the 
question. cat /dev/zero does a great job of approximating what is 
happening in production. We move lots of data, and we have big disks.

If you want to know more, send me your resume. :)


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