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I've been playing with the innodb buffer pool save / load feature in MariaDB 10.0.14. I initially thought it wasn't working but I've since identified the cause of my confusion
The buffer pool was being populated with the correct number of pages but no table/index name values were given in information_schema. INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE. These details are populated as soon as the database has been access. Steps to repeat.
1. Ensure buffer pool save/load is on.
2. Record the SPACE & PAGE_NUMBER details of a page in information_schema.INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE for one of your databases.
3. Stop MariaDB.
4. Start MariaDB
5. Allow time for buffer pool to load...
6. SELECT * FROM information_schema.INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE WHERE SPACE = 157 AND PAGE_NUMBER = 99212; <- NULL values for TABLE_NAME / INDEX_NAME
7. Execute USE <db_name> # Where db_name is the database containing the above page.
8. Repeat above select and TABLE_NAME and INDEX_NAME will be populated correctly.
Now, on a busy database this wouldn't be an issue but it did throw me for a while on my dev box. I have found a MySQL bug report...
"When running a query on INFORMATION_SCHEMA.INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE
that requested table_name and index_name values, query results
would include index pages without table_name or index_name
values. (Bug #14529666)"
But the bug has been deleted so I can't check the full details to see if this is resolved or still an issue.
As an aside the logging for the buffer pool loading feature appears to use a different datetime format...
150217 18:03:37 [Note] InnoDB: Percona XtraDB (http://www.percona.com) 5.6.20-68.0 started; log sequence number 103721589973
2015-02-17 18:03:37 7f53285f8700 InnoDB: Loading buffer pool(s) from /log/file/path/...
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