Percona Toolkit gripes welcomeTue, Apr 17, 2012 in Databases
What are your pet peeves about the tools? I have a lot. For example, pt-table-sync doesn’t let me do things I want it to do sometimes (and I know it could be made to do them). Another example: pt-query-digest’s tcpdump parser doesn’t pay attention to TCP sequence numbers, so sometimes it invents a really long-running query where there isn’t one. Post your gripes, big and small, in the comments!
(This blog post is an attempt to do a 37signals approach to prioritizing: the stuff people complain about repeatedly is what you should focus on. No promises about fixing the gripes – I just want to hear them!)
I'm Baron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of VividCortex. I am the author of High Performance MySQL and many open-source tools for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. I contribute to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB.