WL#8396: Deprecate and remove temp-pool
Affects: Server-8.0 — Status: Complete — Priority: Medium
When investigating changing the default setting for temp-pool, it seems clear that this setting was introduced to compensate for a Linux discrepancy. Documentation for --temp-pool: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/server-options.html#option_mysqld_temp-pool It was introduced in MySQL 3.23 with the following comment: "Added --temp-pool option to mysqld. Using this option causes most temporary files created to use a small set of names, rather than a unique name for each new file. This is to work around a problem in the Linux kernel dealing with creating a bunch of new files with different names. With the old behavior, Linux seems to "leak" memory, as it's being allocated to the directory entry cache instead of the disk cache." In MySQL 4.0.3 (Aug 2002) it was set as default for Linux. In all supported Linuxes, the issue at hand is fixed, so there is no need for this setting. temp-pool is deprecated in 5.7 and removed in 8.0 User Documentation ================== http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/news-5-7-18.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/8.0/en/news-8-0-1.html
NF-1: No change in performance. Only relevant on Linux.
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