MySQL can log the queries which are taking longer than X seconds .
This feauture is disabled by default.

If you want to enable this option, proceed with the following  steps:-

1) Login to the server via ssh.

2) Open the file /etc/my.cnf and put the following entries:-

[[email protected] ~]#vi /etc/my.cnf

Locate the [mysqld] section and add the following entries:-
long_query_time = 2
Here I will be logging the queries to /var/log/mysql-slow.log which are taking longer then 2 seconds.

3)Create the the log file.
[[email protected] ~]# touch /var/log/mysql_slow_queries.log

4) Change the ownership of the file /var/log/mysql_slow_queries.log
[[email protected] ~]#chown mysql.root /var/log/mysql_slow_queries.log

5) Restart mysql

[[email protected] ~]#service mysql restart

6) Check the slow queries using the following command:-

[[email protected] ~]#tail -f /var/log/mysql_slow_queries.log

Identify the slow query. Then optimise it or remove it.

After finding the slow queries, comment the lines log_slow_queries=/var/log/mysql_slow_queries.log in /etc/my.cnf and restart the MySQL service. The MySQL slow queries may slow the server a bit.

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