6.2.3. Using the Compression Information Schema Tables

Example 6.1. Using the Compression Information Schema Tables

The following is sample output from a database that contains compressed tables (see Chapter 3, InnoDB Data Compression, INNODB_CMP, and INNODB_CMPMEM).

The following table shows the contents of INFORMATION_SCHEMA.INNODB_CMP under a light workload. The only compressed page size that the buffer pool contains is 8K. Compressing or uncompressing pages has consumed less than a second since the time the statistics were reset, because the columns COMPRESS_TIME and UNCOMPRESS_TIME are zero.

page sizecompress opscompress ops okcompress timeuncompress opsuncompress time

According to INNODB_CMPMEM, there are 6169 compressed 8KB pages in the buffer pool.

The following table shows the contents of INFORMATION_SCHEMA.INNODB_CMPMEM under light load. We can see that some memory is unusable due to fragmentation of the InnoDB memory allocator for compressed pages: SUM(PAGE_SIZE*PAGES_FREE)=6784. This is because small memory allocation requests are fulfilled by splitting bigger blocks, starting from the 16K blocks that are allocated from the main buffer pool, using the buddy allocation system. The fragmentation is this low because some allocated blocks have been relocated (copied) to form bigger adjacent free blocks. This copying of SUM(PAGE_SIZE*RELOCATION_OPS) bytes has consumed less than a second (SUM(RELOCATION_TIME)=0).

page sizepages usedpages freerelocation opsrelocation time

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