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MYSQLSLAP(1)                          MySQL Database System                          MYSQLSLAP(1)

NAME

       mysqlslap - load emulation client

SYNOPSIS

       mysqlslap [options]

DESCRIPTION

       mysqlslap is a diagnostic program designed to emulate client load for a MySQL server and
       to report the timing of each stage. It works as if multiple clients are accessing the
       server.

       Invoke mysqlslap like this:

          shell> mysqlslap [options]

       Some options such as --create or --query enable you to specify a string containing an SQL
       statement or a file containing statements. If you specify a file, by default it must
       contain one statement per line. (That is, the implicit statement delimiter is the newline
       character.) Use the --delimiter option to specify a different delimiter, which enables you
       to specify statements that span multiple lines or place multiple statements on a single
       line. You cannot include comments in a file; mysqlslap does not understand them.

       mysqlslap runs in three stages:

       1. Create schema, table, and optionally any stored programs or data you want to using for
          the test. This stage uses a single client connection.

       2. Run the load test. This stage can use many client connections.

       3. Clean up (disconnect, drop table if specified). This stage uses a single client
          connection.

       Examples:

       Supply your own create and query SQL statements, with 50 clients querying and 200 selects
       for each:

          mysqlslap --delimiter=";" \
            --create="CREATE TABLE a (b int);INSERT INTO a VALUES (23)" \
            --query="SELECT * FROM a" --concurrency=50 --iterations=200

       Let mysqlslap build the query SQL statement with a table of two INT columns and three
       VARCHAR columns. Use five clients querying 20 times each. Do not create the table or
       insert the data (that is, use the previous test's schema and data):

          mysqlslap --concurrency=5 --iterations=20 \
            --number-int-cols=2 --number-char-cols=3 \
            --auto-generate-sql

       Tell the program to load the create, insert, and query SQL statements from the specified
       files, where the create.sql file has multiple table creation statements delimited by ´;'
       and multiple insert statements delimited by ´;'. The --query file will have multiple
       queries delimited by ´;'. Run all the load statements, then run all the queries in the
       query file with five clients (five times each):

          mysqlslap --concurrency=5 \
            --iterations=5 --query=query.sql --create=create.sql \
            --delimiter=";"

       mysqlslap supports the options in the following list. It also reads option files and
       supports the options for processing them described at Section 4.2.3.2.1, “Command-Line
       Options that Affect Option-File Handling”.

       ·  --help, -?

          Display a help message and exit.

       ·  --auto-generate-sql, -a

          Generate SQL statements automatically when they are not supplied in files or via
          command options.

       ·  --auto-generate-sql-add-autoincrement

          Add an AUTO_INCREMENT column to automatically generated tables.

       ·  --auto-generate-sql-execute-number=N

          Specify how many queries to generate automatically.

       ·  --auto-generate-sql-guid-primary

          Add a GUID-based primary key to automatically generated tables.

       ·  --auto-generate-sql-load-type=type

          Specify the test load type. The allowable values are read (scan tables), write (insert
          into tables), key (read primary keys), update (update primary keys), or mixed (half
          inserts, half scanning selects). The default is mixed.

       ·  --auto-generate-sql-secondary-indexes=N

          Specify how many secondary indexes to add to automatically generated tables. By
          default, none are added.

       ·  --auto-generate-sql-select-columns=str

          The string to use for the select columns used in automatic tests. You can use this to
          determine the effect on performance of selecting or excluding particular columns. This
          option was added in MySQL 6.0.3.

       ·  --auto-generate-sql-unique-query-number=N

          How many different queries to generate for automatic tests. For example, if you run a
          key test that performs 1000 selects, you can use this option with a value of 1000 to
          run 1000 unique queries, or with a value of 50 to perform 50 different selects. The
          default is 10.

       ·  --auto-generate-sql-unique-write-number=N

          How many different queries to generate for --auto-generate-sql-write-number. The
          default is 10.

       ·  --auto-generate-sql-write-number=N

          How many row inserts to perform on each thread. The default is 100.

       ·  --burnin

          Run the full test case in an infinite loop. This option was added in MySQL 6.0.3.

       ·  --commit=N

          How many statements to execute before committing. The default is 0 (no commits are
          done).

       ·  --compress, -C

          Compress all information sent between the client and the server if both support
          compression.

       ·  --concurrency=N, -c N

          The number of clients to simulate when issuing the SELECT statement.

       ·  --create=value

          The file or string containing the statement to use for creating the table.

       ·  --create-schema=value

          The schema in which to run the tests.

       ·  --csv[=file_name]

          Generate output in comma-separated values format. The output goes to the named file, or
          to the standard output if no file is given.

       ·  --debug[=debug_options], -# [debug_options]

          Write a debugging log. A typical debug_options string is ´d:t:o,file_name'. The default
          is ´d:t:o,/tmp/mysqlslap.trace'.

       ·  --debug-check

          Print some debugging information when the program exits.

       ·  --debug-info, -T

          Print debugging information and memory and CPU usage statistics when the program exits.

       ·  --delimiter=str, -F str

          The delimiter to use in SQL statements supplied in files or via command options.

       ·  --delayed-start=N

          The maximum delay in microseconds. Startup of each thread is delayed by a random number
          of microseconds up to this maximum. The default is 0. This option was added in MySQL
          6.0.3.

       ·  --detach=N

          Detach (close and reopen) each connection after each N statements. The default is 0
          (connections are not detached).

       ·  --engine=engine_name, -e engine_name

          The storage engine to use for creating tables.

       ·  --host=host_name, -h host_name

          Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.

       ·  --ignore-sql-errors

          Ignore SQL errors during the test run. By default, errors cause mysqlslap to exit. This
          option was added in MySQL 6.0.4.

       ·  --iterations=N, -i N

          The number of times to run the tests.

       ·  --label=str

          The label to use in printed and CSV output. This option was added in MySQL 6.0.3.

       ·  --number-blob-cols=str,

          The number of BLOB columns to use if --auto-generate-sql is specified.
          --number-blob-cols=3:1024/2048 would give you 3 BLOB columns with a random size between
          1024 and 2048. This option was added in MySQL 6.0.3.

       ·  --number-char-cols=N, -x N

          The number of VARCHAR columns to use if --auto-generate-sql is specified.

       ·  --number-int-cols=N, -y N

          The number of INT columns to use if --auto-generate-sql is specified.

       ·  --number-of-queries=N

          Limit each client to approximately this number of queries.

       ·  --only-print

          Do not connect to databases.  mysqlslap only prints what it would have done.

       ·  --password[=password], -p[password]

          The password to use when connecting to the server. If you use the short option form
          (-p), you cannot have a space between the option and the password. If you omit the
          password value following the --password or -p option on the command line, you are
          prompted for one.

          Specifying a password on the command line should be considered insecure. See
          Section 5.5.6.2, “End-User Guidelines for Password Security”.

       ·  --pipe, -W

          On Windows, connect to the server via a named pipe. This option applies only for
          connections to a local server, and only if the server supports named-pipe connections.

       ·  --port=port_num, -P port_num

          The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.

       ·  --post-query=value

          The file or string containing the statement to execute after the tests have completed.
          This execution is not counted for timing purposes.

       ·  --shared-memory-base-name=name

          On Windows, the shared-memory name to use, for connections made via shared memory to a
          local server. This option applies only if the server supports shared-memory
          connections.

       ·  --post-system=str

          The string to execute via system() after the tests have completed. This execution is
          not counted for timing purposes.

       ·  --pre-query=value

          The file or string containing the statement to execute before running the tests. This
          execution is not counted for timing purposes. This option was added in MySQL 5.1.18.

       ·  --pre-system=str

          The string to execute via system() before running the tests. This execution is not
          counted for timing purposes.

       ·  --preserve-schema

          Preserve the schema from the mysqlslap run. The --auto-generate-sql and --create
          options disable this option. This option was removed in MySQL 6.0.5.

       ·  --protocol={TCP|SOCKET|PIPE|MEMORY}

          The connection protocol to use for connecting to the server. It is useful when the
          other connection parameters normally would cause a protocol to be used other than the
          one you want. For details on the allowable values, see Section 4.2.2, “Connecting to
          the MySQL Server”.

       ·  --query=value, -q value

          The file or string containing the SELECT statement to use for retrieving data.

       ·  --set-random-seed=value,

          The seed value for the randomizer.

       ·  --silent, -s

          Silent mode. No output.

       ·  --slave

          Follow master locks for other mysqlslap clients. Use this option if you are trying to
          synchronize around one master server with --lock-directory plus NFS.

       ·  --socket=path, -S path

          For connections to localhost, the Unix socket file to use, or, on Windows, the name of
          the named pipe to use.

       ·  --ssl*

          Options that begin with --ssl specify whether to connect to the server via SSL and
          indicate where to find SSL keys and certificates. See Section 5.5.7.3, “SSL Command
          Options”.

       ·  --timer-length=N

          The duration in seconds to run each test. Tests that run longer are terminated. This
          option was added in MySQL 6.0.3.

       ·  --user=user_name, -u user_name

          The MySQL user name to use when connecting to the server.

       ·  --verbose, -v

          Verbose mode. Print more information about what the program does. This option can be
          used multiple times to increase the amount of information.

       ·  --version, -V

          Display version information and exit.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc.

       This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it only under
       the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
       version 2 of the License.

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       WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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       Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA or see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

SEE ALSO

       For more information, please refer to the MySQL Reference Manual, which may already be
       installed locally and which is also available online at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/.

AUTHOR

       Sun Microsystems, Inc. (http://www.mysql.com/).

MySQL 6.0                                   05/23/2009                               MYSQLSLAP(1)