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Debugging Memory Engine Problem
Posted by: Charles Earl
Date: May 28, 2013 12:44PM

I am getting a table full error when attempting to create a btree index for a Memory engine table. The table is able to load and I'm able to generate a Hash index.
I have 1 billion points in the table. I'm able to store 100M points in the indexed table, but not much more than that. I've tried setting the tmp_table_size and max_heap_table_size both in the client and in the my.cnf file with no luck.
Any thoughts?
Below are the particulars of the table and system

-- I create a table:
CREATE TABLE points_mem (val int, x int, y int) ENGINE = MEMORY MAX_ROWS=5000000000;
-- Then insert the points
mysql> INSERT INTO points_mem SELECT * FROM points;
Query OK, 999950884 rows affected (17 min 20.99 sec)
Records: 999950884 Duplicates: 0 Warnings: 0
-- Fails when creating the Btree index

mysql> CREATE INDEX xy_index ON points_mem (x,y) USING BTREE;
ERROR 1114 (HY000): The table '#sql-f7f_23' is full


-- I have set the system variables in the my.cnf file

tmp_table_size=150G
max_heap_table_size=150G

-- The system is Linux Ubuntu 11.10 and the MySQL is 5.1

-- It seems that there is memory, looking at output of "free -g" cmd

free -g
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 240 14 225 0 0 12
-/+ buffers/cache: 2 238
Swap: 0 0 0


Thanks for the help

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