i wanted to increase the value of gcache.size on my 3 nodes of the mariadb galera cluster (galera v25.3.22(r3764), mariadb Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.0.33 - MariaDB, for Linux (x86_64) using readline 5.1), from the standard 128MB to 1G.

I have sufficient space on my disk.

I shutdown all 3 nodes, change the parameter in the my.cnf:

wsrep_provider_options="gcache.size=1G" restart the nodes, but the size stays same (on disk as in the wsrep_provider_options).

is this a bug?

I can for example change these 2 parameters without problem:


wsrep_provider_options="gcache.page_size=1G" but the gcache.size doesnt increase

  • Don't you mean size instead of page_size? – Rick James Jan 8 '18 at 13:15
  • yes, size, but if I leave out the other parameters (page_size and recover=yes), it works. why is that gcache.recover=yes for then? you can use it in combination with gcache.size? – stoffel Jan 8 '18 at 14:19

Make sure that your configuration file only has one instance of the wsrep_provider_options otherwise the last instance is used.


Settings for wsrep_provider_options should be defined as a semicolon-separated key value pair list, such as key1 = value1; key2 = value2.

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