This is probably a really dumb question...
Every example of buffer settings I've seen
has used powers of two. For example, from the
sample configuration file:
set-variable = key_buffer=16M
set-variable = max_allowed_packet=1M
set-variable = thread_stack=128K
set-variable = max_allowed_packet=16M
set-variable = keybuffer=16M
Similarly, the default table_cache is 64, and when
people ask on this list about running out of file
descriptors, the response is usually "set table_cache
My dumb question is: do these have to all be powers of two ?!
If for my application, a table_cache of 128 is insufficient,
can I bump it to 150 or do I need to go all the way to 256 ?