Hey George, Setting up a new server, and was just poking through the default my.cnf for centos7 beta2 and noticed there's no `innodb_buffer_pool_instances` variable: XtraDB/InnoDB Server System Variables - MariaDB Knowledge Base Curious why you didn't include that? Seems like a reasonable thing to include--it's the second thing I tweak in my.cnf normally after increasing the innodb_buffer_pool_size. You've got a number of other variables in there that are commented out for optional tweaking that I never touch. FYI--the new default in MariaDB 10 is 8 instead of the old 1. It's a bit high for the VPSs that most folks on here run, but Maria seems smart enough that `SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS` on my 2GB VPS looks like there's only 1 instance. I don't know how it handles when it's a 4GB RAM (where I'd normally set instances at 2-3 depending on how much RAM I give MariaDB).