rutherford:[~] mysqladmin status
Uptime: 15297 Threads: 2 Questions: 464752 Slow queries: 165 Opens: 407 Flush tables: 1 Open tables: 223 Queries per second avg: 30.382
30 queries per second on average over the lifetime of the running process. Which considering 8 hours of it have been reconstructing indices and would count as 0 queries, or perhaps 1, means that the site is presently getting the living doo-doo kicked out of it.
And appears to be holding up 🙂