* Baron Schwartz <baron@stripped> [10/06/24 11:35]:
> > - To allow easy file system level backups of the databases
> > - To prepare a database for a snapshot
> > - (Optional) Flush things to disk, so that a restart is faster.
> I have seen many people use it as a general-purpose write barrier.
> For example, in Alex Davies's new High Availability Cookbook, he
> suggests using it before SET GLOBAL read_only = 1, to be sure the
> change has really taken effect for all connections when performing a
Starting from 5.0, a useless suggestion.
SET GLOBAL read_only is implemented by means of FTWRL.