Performance Schema performance_timers Table

Description

The performance_timers table lists available event timers.

It contains the following columns:

ColumnDescription
TIMER_NAMETime name, used in the setup_timers table.
TIMER_FREQUENCYNumber of timer units per second. Dependent on the processor speed.
TIMER_RESOLUTIONNumber of timer units by which timed values increase each time.
TIMER_OVERHEADMinimum timer overhead, determined during initialization by calling the timer 20 times and selecting the smallest value. Total overhead will be at least double this, as the timer is called at the beginning and end of each timed event.

Any NULL values indicate that that particular timer is not available on your platform, Any timer names with a non-NULL value can be used in the setup_timers table.

Example

SELECT * FROM performance_timers;
+-------------+-----------------+------------------+---------------------+
| TIMER_NAME  | TIMER_FREQUENCY | TIMER_RESOLUTION | TIMER_OVERHEAD      |
+-------------+-----------------+------------------+---------------------+
| CYCLE       |      2293651741 |                1 |                  28 |
| NANOSECOND  |      1000000000 |                1 |                  48 |
| MICROSECOND |         1000000 |                1 |                  52 |
| MILLISECOND |            1000 |             1000 | 9223372036854775807 |
| TICK        |             106 |                1 |                 496 |
+-------------+-----------------+------------------+---------------------+

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