Google Perftools 1.4 are available for Debian 5.0 “Lenny”

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Looking for a new way¬†to speed up your MySQL server? The tcmalloc library from Google Perftools could be the answer (about 15-20% performance improvement). Refer to this (updated) How-to for more information. I just packaged Google Perftools 1.4 for Debian 5.0 (a.k.a. “Lenny”). According to the¬†Changelog, they’re bringing a lot of bugfixes and improvements, and… Read more »

Google Perftools 1.3 available for Lenny

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Do you remember how to speed up your MySQL server using the Google Perftools? It seems that the amd64 flavour of these libraries makes MySQL crash. I just bumped the version of the google-perftools packages for Lenny from 1.0 to 1.3. According to the Changelog they’re bringing a lot of bugfixes and improvements, and then… Read more »

Using the Google Perftools to speed up your MySQL server

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The Google Perftools, especially tcmalloc (Thread Caching Malloc), can be very useful to speed up your applications, depending on your environment : TCMalloc is faster than the glibc 2.3 malloc (available as a separate library called ptmalloc2) and other mallocs that I have tested. ptmalloc2 takes approximately 300 nanoseconds to execute a malloc/free pair on… Read more »