LOAD_FILE + LONGBLOB performance
Date: December 11, 2009 03:04PM
I am running MySQL 5.0.51a-24+lenny2 (Debian) on Debian GNU/Linux on AMD Athlon XP 1830.980 MHz 512 KB cache and 1GB DDR RAM. I am trying to insert 513 MB file into a LONGBLOB column using LOAD_FILE. Unfortunately queries like those take about 30 seconds of CPU time (about 6-15 minutes real time), and I can see that MySQL daemon grows to 1.63 GB.
When I try with 2 times smaller file, the server grows to just 1.12 GB and it only takes 14 seconds of CPU time.
The table is really very simple, it has only 4 rows, and I am talking about a single literal INSERT statement here (from mysql console). The storage engine is InnoDB.
I have no other activity on the server (this is a test machine).
Why is this so expensive??! Does LOAD_FILE try to allocate the given file in memory twice??
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