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Using MySQL User-Defined Functions (UDF) to get MySQL internal informations

In one of my previous posts I was writing about how to read other processes memory [ 1 ]. As an example I tried to get the value of the hard coded MySQL internal InnoDB variable spin_wait_delay (srv_spin_wait_delay).

In this example we were using gdb or the operating system ptrace function to retrieve this value. This method has the disadvantage that it is pretty invasive.

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