In the last episode (Mar 22), Chris Elsworth said:
> Ah, well these tables do need to be queryable and thus live; I only
> ask about packing because it'll save space and (apparently) make them
> faster; I've never actually played with packing MyISAM tables before.
> Happen to know if MySQL will need a kick after the packing is done?
> Would a flush-tables do, assuming I can guarantee there was nothing
> outstanding to be written to the table before I started packing it?
Flushing the tables should be all you need.