Posts by Raj Thukral

Fedora 9′s Broken Install

Fedora 9 was released on the 13th. I waited a whole three days to make sure I wasn’t going to be the beta-tester. Then I tried out the live release, and finally decided to upgrade my main workstation to Fedora 9 today. To be sure I wouldn’t mess stuff up, I used the DVD installer to upgrade. The upgrade finished fine, but when I rebooted, XChat would not run. Readers — any similar experiences or advice?

Installing Oracle on Fedora 8

Apparently somebody who reads blogs regularly found one that said Fedora 8 bombed because he couldn’t install oracle on it. So I took on the challenge. I have to say installing Fedora 8 was the most difficult part of the challenge. The workaround given is to patch the libmawt.so with sed (!). The link in this post has all the gory details, but how do you do it for the oracle installer? The jre is compressed and there is no libmawt.so or any other .so to be found.. Here’s how in a nutshell…

mysql> set global innodb fast=true;

So you ran into some basic limitations with MyISAM when your site got busier. Even single row updates would lock the whole table and slow things down to a crawl. Then you updated to InnoDB to get the benefit of row-level locking, but now the site is even slower than before. What gives? Here’s whats happening….

MySQL Conference 2007 2.1

Starting out bright and early again. I have a feeling Martin and Yannick might gang up on me for waking them up so early every morning and making sure we are on our way at 7am sharp, but it’s worth it. We did make it here for the keynotes.

MySQL Conference 2007 1.2

My presentation went well, I had a packed room, no standing room either. It is quite interesting that in spite of the fact that there have been a few tuning presentations already, there’s still interest in more. A quick question revealed the room was quite evenly split between DBAs and Developers..

MySQL Conference 2007 1.1: the Keynotes

The keynotes started with MÃ¥rten Mickos, the CEO of MySQL AB giving us a “State of MySQL” address. Keeping all the people together in a company where 70% of the employees work from home and are distributed across hundreds of cities across the world is no easy task, and I have a lot of respect for him.

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