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Use the latest production release of MySQL. Should you choose to use an older release of MySQL on UnixWare 7.1.x, you must use a version of MySQL at least as recent as 3.22.13 to get fixes for some portability and OS problems.

We have been able to compile MySQL with the following configure command on UnixWare 7.1.x:

CC="cc" CFLAGS="-I/usr/local/include" \
CXX="CC" CXXFLAGS="-I/usr/local/include" \
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mysql \
    --enable-thread-safe-client --with-berkeley-db=./bdb \
    --with-innodb --with-openssl --with-extra-charsets=complex

If you want to use gcc, you must use gcc 2.95.3 or newer.

CC=gcc CXX=g++ ... ./configure ...

The version of Berkeley DB that comes with either UnixWare 7.1.4 or OpenServer 6.0.0 is not used when building MySQL. MySQL instead uses its own version of Berkeley DB. The configure command needs to build both a static and a dynamic library in src_directory/bdb/build_unix/, but it does not with MySQL's own BDB version. The workaround is as follows.

  1. Configure as normal for MySQL.

  2. cd bdb/build_unix/

  3. cp -p Makefile Makefile.sav

  4. Use same options and run ../dist/configure.

  5. Run gmake.

  6. cp -p Makefile.sav Makefile

  7. Change to top source directory and run gmake.

This enables both the shared and dynamic libraries to be made and work.

SCO provides operating system patches at for UnixWare 7.1.1, for UnixWare 7.1.3, for UnixWare 7.1.4, and for OpenUNIX 8.0.0.

SCO provides information about security fixes at for OpenUNIX and for UnixWare.

The UnixWare 7 file size limit is 1 TB with VXFS. Some OS utilities have a limitation of 2GB.

On UnixWare 7.1.4 you do not need to do anything to get large file support, but to enable large file support on prior versions of UnixWare 7.1.x, run fsadm.

# fsadm -Fvxfs -o largefiles /
# fsadm /         * Note
# ulimit unlimited
# /etc/conf/bin/idtune SFSZLIM 0x7FFFFFFF     ** Note
# /etc/conf/bin/idtune HFSZLIM 0x7FFFFFFF     ** Note
# /etc/conf/bin/idbuild -B

* This should report "largefiles".
** 0x7FFFFFFF represents infinity for these values.

Reboot the system using shutdown.

By default, the entries in /etc/conf/cf.d/mtune are set as follows:

Value           Default         Min             Max
-----           -------         ---             ---
SVMMLIM         0x9000000       0x1000000       0x7FFFFFFF
HVMMLIM         0x9000000       0x1000000       0x7FFFFFFF

To make changes to the kernel, use the idtune name parameter command. idtune modifies the /etc/conf/cf.d/stune file for you. To set the kernel values, execute the following commands as root:

# /etc/conf/bin/idtune SDATLIM 0x7FFFFFFF
# /etc/conf/bin/idtune HDATLIM 0x7FFFFFFF
# /etc/conf/bin/idtune SVMMLIM 0x7FFFFFFF
# /etc/conf/bin/idtune HVMMLIM 0x7FFFFFFF
# /etc/conf/bin/idtune SFNOLIM 2048
# /etc/conf/bin/idtune HFNOLIM 2048

Then rebuild and reboot the kernel by issuing this command:

# /etc/conf/bin/idbuild -B && init 6

To tune the system, the proper parameter values to use depend on the number of users accessing the application or database and size the of the database (that is, the used buffer pool). The following kernel parameters can be set with idtune:

  • SHMMAX (recommended setting: 128MB) and SHMSEG (recommended setting: 15). These parameters have an influence on the MySQL database engine to create user buffer pools.

  • SFNOLIM and HFNOLIM should be at maximum 2048.

  • NPROC should be set to at least 3000/4000 (depends on number of users).

  • The following formulas are recommended to calculate values for SEMMSL, SEMMNS, and SEMMNU:

    SEMMSL = 13

    13 is what has been found to be the best for both Progress and MySQL.

    SEMMNS = SEMMSL * number of db servers to be run on the system

    Set SEMMNS to the value of SEMMSL multiplied by the number of database servers (maximum) that you are running on the system at one time.


    Set the value of SEMMNU to equal the value of SEMMNS. You could probably set this to 75% of SEMMNS, but this is a conservative estimate.

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