>>>>> "Benjamin" == Benjamin Pflugmann <philemon@stripped> writes:
Benjamin> On Fri, Dec 24, 1999 at 07:20:52AM -0500, bill@stripped wrote:
>> >I can tell you a bit about delayed_key_write -- if enabled, the key
>> >buffer does not get flushed on every index update, but only every so
>> So, using delayed_key_write should speed up table writes, especially tables
>> with lots of keys...
>> Are there any drawbacks of setting delayed_key_write?
Benjamin> Increasing risk of loosing data on system failures, I would say.
Actually you don't risk loosing anything else except the key
information, which myisamchk can regenerate. If you add checking of
all tables created with the 'delay_key_write' option with myisamchk
into safe_mysqld you should be quite safe. (In this case one should
use the --fast --force --medium-check option to myisamchk to skip
checking of tables that has been closed properly!)