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MySQL 5.7 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  The INFORMATION_SCHEMA INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE Table

24.32.1 The INFORMATION_SCHEMA INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE Table

The INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE table provides information about each page in the InnoDB buffer pool.

For related usage information and examples, see Section 14.15.5, “InnoDB INFORMATION_SCHEMA Buffer Pool Tables”.

Warning

Querying the INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE table can affect performance. Do not query this table on a production system unless you are aware of the performance impact and have determined it to be acceptable. To avoid impacting performance on a production system, reproduce the issue you want to investigate and query buffer pool statistics on a test instance.

The INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE table has these columns:

  • POOL_ID

    The buffer pool ID. This is an identifier to distinguish between multiple buffer pool instances.

  • BLOCK_ID

    The buffer pool block ID.

  • SPACE

    The tablespace ID; the same value as INNODB_SYS_TABLES.SPACE.

  • PAGE_NUMBER

    The page number.

  • PAGE_TYPE

    The page type. The following table shows the permitted values.

    Table 24.1 INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE.PAGE_TYPE Values

    Page Type Description
    ALLOCATED Freshly allocated page
    BLOB Uncompressed BLOB page
    COMPRESSED_BLOB2 Subsequent comp BLOB page
    COMPRESSED_BLOB First compressed BLOB page
    EXTENT_DESCRIPTOR Extent descriptor page
    FILE_SPACE_HEADER File space header
    IBUF_BITMAP Insert buffer bitmap
    IBUF_FREE_LIST Insert buffer free list
    IBUF_INDEX Insert buffer index
    INDEX B-tree node
    INODE Index node
    RTREE_INDEX R-tree index
    SYSTEM System page
    TRX_SYSTEM Transaction system data
    UNDO_LOG Undo log page
    UNKNOWN Unknown

  • FLUSH_TYPE

    The flush type.

  • FIX_COUNT

    The number of threads using this block within the buffer pool. When zero, the block is eligible to be evicted.

  • IS_HASHED

    Whether a hash index has been built on this page.

  • NEWEST_MODIFICATION

    The Log Sequence Number of the youngest modification.

  • OLDEST_MODIFICATION

    The Log Sequence Number of the oldest modification.

  • ACCESS_TIME

    An abstract number used to judge the first access time of the page.

  • TABLE_NAME

    The name of the table the page belongs to. This column is applicable only to pages with a PAGE_TYPE value of INDEX.

  • INDEX_NAME

    The name of the index the page belongs to. This can be the name of a clustered index or a secondary index. This column is applicable only to pages with a PAGE_TYPE value of INDEX.

  • NUMBER_RECORDS

    The number of records within the page.

  • DATA_SIZE

    The sum of the sizes of the records. This column is applicable only to pages with a PAGE_TYPE value of INDEX.

  • COMPRESSED_SIZE

    The compressed page size. NULL for pages that are not compressed.

  • PAGE_STATE

    The page state. The following table shows the permitted values.

    Table 24.2 INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE.PAGE_STATE Values

    Page State Description
    FILE_PAGE A buffered file page
    MEMORY Contains a main memory object
    NOT_USED In the free list
    NULL Clean compressed pages, compressed pages in the flush list, pages used as buffer pool watch sentinels
    READY_FOR_USE A free page
    REMOVE_HASH Hash index should be removed before placing in the free list

  • IO_FIX

    Whether any I/O is pending for this page: IO_NONE = no pending I/O, IO_READ = read pending, IO_WRITE = write pending.

  • IS_OLD

    Whether the block is in the sublist of old blocks in the LRU list.

  • FREE_PAGE_CLOCK

    The value of the freed_page_clock counter when the block was the last placed at the head of the LRU list. The freed_page_clock counter tracks the number of blocks removed from the end of the LRU list.

Example

mysql> SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE LIMIT 1\G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
            POOL_ID: 0
           BLOCK_ID: 0
              SPACE: 97
        PAGE_NUMBER: 2473
          PAGE_TYPE: INDEX
         FLUSH_TYPE: 1
          FIX_COUNT: 0
          IS_HASHED: YES
NEWEST_MODIFICATION: 733855581
OLDEST_MODIFICATION: 0
        ACCESS_TIME: 3378385672
         TABLE_NAME: `employees`.`salaries`
         INDEX_NAME: PRIMARY
     NUMBER_RECORDS: 468
          DATA_SIZE: 14976
    COMPRESSED_SIZE: 0
         PAGE_STATE: FILE_PAGE
             IO_FIX: IO_NONE
             IS_OLD: YES
    FREE_PAGE_CLOCK: 66

Notes

  • This table is useful primarily for expert-level performance monitoring, or when developing performance-related extensions for MySQL.

  • You must have the PROCESS privilege to query this table.

  • Use the INFORMATION_SCHEMA COLUMNS table or the SHOW COLUMNS statement to view additional information about the columns of this table, including data types and default values.

  • When tables, table rows, partitions, or indexes are deleted, associated pages remain in the buffer pool until space is required for other data. The INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE table reports information about these pages until they are evicted from the buffer pool. For more information about how the InnoDB manages buffer pool data, see Section 14.5.1, “Buffer Pool”.


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