[debian-mysql] Bug#667730: mysql-server-5.1: postinst takes ages to complete on servers with many databases

Jerome Warnier jwarnier at beeznest.net
Fri Apr 6 09:48:03 UTC 2012

Package: mysql-server-5.1
Version: 5.1.61-0+squeeze1
Severity: normal

On a powerful server with many databases (around 15k), postinst takes ages (dozens of minutes) to complete on upgrade (security), because of the blind chown and chmod -R on /var/lib/mysql.
This is not necessary, at least on upgrades and it introduces downtime in effect. Maybe conditioning the chown and chmod to a find on permissions would lessen the impact, without sacrificing the feature alltogether.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 (SMP w/16 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages mysql-server-5.1 depends on:
ii  adduser     3.112+nmu2                   add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [de                     Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6       2.11.3-3                     Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libdbi-perl 1.612-1                      Perl Database Interface (DBI)
ii  libgcc1     1:4.4.5-8                    GCC support library
ii  libmysqlcli 5.1.61-0+squeeze1            MySQL database client library
ii  libstdc++6  4.4.5-8                      The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  lsb-base    3.2-23.2squeeze1             Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  mysql-clien 5.1.61-0+squeeze1            MySQL database client binaries
ii  mysql-commo 5.1.61-0+squeeze1            MySQL database common files, e.g. 
ii  mysql-serve 5.1.61-0+squeeze1            MySQL database server binaries
ii  passwd      1: change and administer password and
ii  perl        5.10.1-17squeeze3            Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  psmisc      22.11-1                      utilities that use the proc file s
ii  zlib1g      1:             compression library - runtime

Versions of packages mysql-server-5.1 recommends:
ii  bsd-mailx [mailx]  8.1.2-0.20100314cvs-1 simple mail user agent
ii  libhtml-template-p 2.9-2                 module for using HTML Templates wi

Versions of packages mysql-server-5.1 suggests:
pn  tinyca                        <none>     (no description available)

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/init.d/mysql changed [not included]

-- debconf information excluded

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