OK I tried over on the general/users list and received no response further
poking around and I'm either stupid or there really isn't a generic way to
disable engines one doesn't want without recompiling. It seems only InnoDB
and BDB have the ability to be disabled at startup.
Is anyone planning on enhancing the engine system so there's some sort of
generic way to atleast disable an engine via startup configuration? It
would be helpful in hosted environments to be able to selectively turn off
engines we don't want customers to use without having to build custom
packages with it permanently disabled.
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