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mysql flushing all dirty pages on ib_logfile rotation creating checkpoint stall

mbroersmbroers EntrantCurrent User Role Novice
Server version: 5.6.23-72.1-log Percona Server

I have been trying to track down why our mysql server is sharp checkpointing and it seems to correlate with rotating of the ib_logfile.

I inherited this Percona 5.6 mysql server and it was pausing for the sharp checkpoint / full dirty flush once a day with innodb_log_file_size of 1GB. I thought perhaps it was insufficient logfile size and bumped it up to 25GB. Now we just get the same behavior less frequently. It was a sort of mystery to me until I was able to verify it happened when the logfile switched.

Mysql 5.5 docs: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/innodb-checkpoints.html: when InnoDB starts to reuse a log file, it has to make sure that the database page images on disk contain the modifications logged in the log file that InnoDB is going to reuse. In other words, InnoDB must create a checkpoint and this often involves flushing of modified database pages to disk.

Mysql 5.6 docs omit this bit and say all it should do is fuzzy checkpointing in normal circumstances.

Is there any way to minimize or get out of this behavior if it is unexpected?
| innodb_adaptive_flushing | ON |
| innodb_adaptive_flushing_lwm | 10 |
| innodb_buffer_pool_size | 46170898432 |
| innodb_change_buffer_max_size | 25 |
| innodb_change_buffering | inserts |
| innodb_checksum_algorithm | innodb |
| innodb_checksums | ON |
| innodb_cleaner_lsn_age_factor | high_checkpoint |
| innodb_doublewrite | ON |
| innodb_empty_free_list_algorithm | backoff |
| innodb_file_format | Barracuda |
| innodb_file_per_table | ON |
| innodb_flush_log_at_timeout | 1 |
| innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit | 1 |
| innodb_flush_method | O_DIRECT |
| innodb_flush_neighbors | 0 |
| innodb_flushing_avg_loops | 30 |
| innodb_force_load_corrupted | OFF |
| innodb_force_recovery | 0 |
| innodb_foreground_preflush | exponential_backoff |
| innodb_io_capacity | 3000 |
| innodb_io_capacity_max | 6000 |
| innodb_log_arch_dir | ./ |
| innodb_log_arch_expire_sec | 0 |
| innodb_log_archive | OFF |
| innodb_log_block_size | 512 |
| innodb_log_buffer_size | 8388608 |
| innodb_log_checksum_algorithm | innodb |
| innodb_log_compressed_pages | ON |
| innodb_log_file_size | 26843545600 |
| innodb_log_files_in_group | 2 |
| innodb_log_group_home_dir | ./ |
| innodb_lru_scan_depth | 2048 |
| innodb_max_changed_pages | 1000000 |
| innodb_max_dirty_pages_pct | 50 |
| innodb_max_dirty_pages_pct_lwm | 0 |
| innodb_max_purge_lag | 200 |
| innodb_max_purge_lag_delay | 0 |
| innodb_old_blocks_pct | 37 |
| innodb_old_blocks_time | 1000 |
| innodb_online_alter_log_max_size | 134217728 |
| innodb_open_files | 384 |
| innodb_page_size | 16384 |
| innodb_purge_batch_size | 20 |
| innodb_purge_threads | 1 |
| innodb_random_read_ahead | OFF |
| innodb_read_ahead_threshold | 56 |
| innodb_read_io_threads | 4 |
| innodb_read_only | OFF |
| innodb_rollback_on_timeout | OFF |
| innodb_rollback_segments | 128 |
| innodb_sched_priority_cleaner | 19 |
| innodb_sort_buffer_size | 1048576 |
| innodb_spin_wait_delay | 6 |
| innodb_sync_spin_loops | 30 |
| innodb_table_locks | ON |
| innodb_thread_concurrency | 0 |
| innodb_thread_sleep_delay | 10000 |
| innodb_use_global_flush_log_at_trx_commit | ON |
| innodb_use_native_aio | ON |
| innodb_use_sys_malloc | ON |
| innodb_version | 5.6.23-72.1 |
| innodb_write_io_threads | 8 |
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