Bug #37386 The Driver should cache server configuration by default
Submitted: 13 Jun 2008 8:27 Modified: 20 Jun 2008 14:50
Reporter: Bernt Marius Johnsen Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:Connector / J Severity:S5 (Performance)
Version:5.1.6 OS:Linux ( 2.6.24-16-generic )
Assigned to: Alexander Soklakov CPU Architecture:Any
Triage: D5 (Feature request)

[13 Jun 2008 8:27] Bernt Marius Johnsen
When a connection is created, ConnectionImpl.loadServerVariables() takes a long time (unless cacheServerConfiguration=true). If the rate of calls to getConnection is high (e.g. on my hardware, 1 pr. second) I get connection times up to several minutes and the app performs really badly. I would suggest that cacheServerConfiguration=true becomes the default.

(The culprit is the "SHOW VARIABELS ....." in ConnectionImpl.loadServerVariables())

Run on JRE 1.6.0_06-b02

How to repeat:
Create new connections at a high rate.
[17 Jun 2008 12:49] Tonci Grgin
Hi Bernt and thanks for your reasonable feature request. Let's see what Mark has to say.
[19 Jun 2008 13:52] Mark Matthews
I'd be interested in what version of the *server* you're connecting to, and on what platform. We've seen some issues recently with "SHOW VARIABLES" taking much longer than it should in MySQL-5.1.

Have you tried issuing "SHOW VARIABLES" from the client multiple times in a row?

We can't cache the variables by default, because that would provide behavior that is not always correct if someone changes their server configuration without restarting their application(s).
[20 Jun 2008 14:50] Bernt Marius Johnsen
The server was a 6.0.6 alpha running on Linux 2.6.24. I tried the SHOW VARIABLES... query separately (from the mysql SQL client) and measured response times ranging from 2 to 3 seconds when there where no other load on the server.