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Why is mysql swapping when I have plenty of RAM?

If you’ve run large mysql systems, you may have noticed a frustrating situation where mysql starts swapping to disk on multi-core systems when you have plenty of RAM free. You’re not the only one. There are dozens of hits on Google for people asking this question. Talented mysql consultant Jeremy Cole appears to have discovered […]


I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in web site design: flashy ajax-y user interfaces that are actually worse than their full-page-refresh forefathers. The Ajax calls are *synchronous* in nature when they would have been aysnchronous using plain-jane HTML. Let me call this LAJAX. Lame AJAX, or latent javascript xml communication depending on your politics. The worst […]