Whilst I was busy trying to optimize a MySQL query I got annoyed by the fact that when you make use of MySQL’s query cache that a query gets cached. When that happens a second time you execute the query it’s being looked up and the cached results are being returned. If you want to optimize a query and test its performance this can be quite annoying.
Luckily I found out there’s an easy solution to this problem. Just make use of
SQL_NO_CACHE like this:
SELECT SQL_NO_CACHE * FROM table;
Now when you run this query it makes sure MySQL doesn’t store it in its query cache.