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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  MySQL Performance Schema  /  Performance Schema Build Configuration

25.2 Performance Schema Build Configuration

The Performance Schema is mandatory and always compiled in. It is possible to exclude certain parts of the Performance Schema instrumentation. For example, to exclude stage and statement instrumentation, do this:

shell> cmake . \
        -DDISABLE_PSI_STAGE=1 \
        -DDISABLE_PSI_STATEMENT=1

For more information, see the descriptions of the DISABLE_PSI_XXX CMake options in Section 2.8.4, “MySQL Source-Configuration Options”.

If you install MySQL over a previous installation that was configured without the Performance Schema (or with an older version of the Performance Schema that may not have all the current tables), run mysql_upgrade after starting the server to ensure that the performance_schema database exists with all current tables. Then restart the server. One indication that you need to do this is the presence of messages such as the following in the error log:

[ERROR] Native table 'performance_schema'.'events_waits_history'
has the wrong structure
[ERROR] Native table 'performance_schema'.'events_waits_history_long'
has the wrong structure
...

Because the Performance Schema is configured into the server at build time, a row for PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA appears in the output from SHOW ENGINES. This means that the Performance Schema is available, not that it is enabled. To enable it, you must do so at server startup, as described in the next section.


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