[CentOS] Centos/Linux Disk Caching, might be OT in some ways

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Thu Jan 28 01:03:58 UTC 2010


On Wednesday, January 27, 2010 09:26 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
>>>> Ah, well #1 on his list then is to figure out what he is running!
>>> LOL, I know it sounds quite noobish, coming across like I've no idea
>>> what DBMS it is running on. The system currently runs on MySQL but
>>> part of my update requirement was to decouple the DBMS so that we can
>>> make an eventual switch to postgresql.
>>>
>>> Hence the solution cannot be dependent on some specific MySQL functionality.
>>
>>
>> mysql's isam tables have a reputation for surviving just about anything
>>
>
> ...or people just didn't notice the loss of unflushed data since there weren't
> any relational constraints to break.
>

Maybe...there is also its convenience of being able to be copied to any 
os using the same cpu architecture. I certainly do not remember loss of 
rows after crashes but who knows...

Which version of mysql is GPL anyway?


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