Michael Widenius wrote:
> >>>>> "Mark" == Mark Papadakis <markp@stripped> writes:
> Mark> Hi!
> Mark> "One can create in-memory HEAP tables which are extremely fast for lookups.
> Mark> "
> Mark> Say I have table with over 500.000 rows, can I use this feature to create
> Mark> in-me heap tables for
> Mark> mem instead of disk lookups thus achieving supreme perfomance and speed? If
> Mark> that's so then I
> Mark> am going to build a statue for mySQL guys, it is what I 've been dreaming
> Mark> for!
> Yes; You can fill your memory with HEAP tables if you like :)
> >From the (recently updated) MySQL manual:
> Here is some things you should consider when you use `HEAP' tables:
> * You should always use specify `MAX_ROWS' in the `CREATE'
> statement to ensure that you accidently use all memory.
> * Indexes will only be used with `=' and `<=>' (but are VERY
> * `HEAP' tables uses a fixed record length format.
> * `HEAP' doesn't support `BLOB/TEXT' columns.
> * `HEAP' doesn't support `AUTO_INCREMENT' columns.
> * `HEAP' doesn't support an index on a `NULL' column.
> * You can have non-unique keys in a `HEAP' table (not that
> normal with hashed tables).
> * `HEAP' tables are shared between all clients (Just like any
> other table).
> * Data for `HEAP' tables are alloced in small blocks. The
> tables are 100 % dynamic (on inserting). No overflow areas
> and no extra key space is needed. Deleted rows are put in a
> linked list and will be reused when you insert new data into
> the table.
> * To free memory, you should execute `DELETE FROM heap_table' or
> `DROP TABLE heap_table'.
> Hope this helps...
It appears MySQL 3.23 is out and available, but, when I look on the main web site and
other mirrors, I cannot find a downloadable source package or any reference (except
for a documentation reference). I've looked in patch directories on ftp sites --
nothing specifically labeled MySQL 3.23.
So, where does one acquire MySQL 3.23? (Am I looking in the wrong place ?)