This is a command-line option for the
mysqld commands (arg: Required).
Maximum depth of search performed by the query optimizer. Values larger than the number of relations in a query result in better query plans, but take longer to compile a query. Values smaller than the number of tables in a relation result in faster optimization, but may produce very bad query plans. If set to 0, the system will automatically pick a reasonable value.
See also: mariadbd & mysqld for MariaDB Enterprise Server 23.08, in 23.07 ES, in 10.6 ES, in 10.5 ES, in 10.4 ES, in 10.3 ES, in 10.2 ES, in 10.6 CS, in 10.5 CS, in 10.4 CS, in 10.3 CS, and in 10.2 CS