In the last episode (Nov 16), Erik Price said:
> --- Dan Nelson <dnelson@stripped> wrote:
> > As long as there are no active connections, killing mysql will not
> > affect the database. If you kill mysql during an update, you risk
> > corrupting any indexes on the tables being modified. If your
> > tables are BDB or InnoDB format, you should be able to kill mysql
> > at any time without damaging your tables.
> What about the mysql database itself -- the grant tables? I'm the
> only user right now (and my partner will join a bit later on), but I
> my project won't go "public" until it gets onto a more stable server,
> so I'm not worried about any connections being open, but won't the
> grant tables be accessed when I execute mysqladmin shutdown? Oh...
> right, I'm not executing that. Alright, that's good news! Thanks!
Reads don't modify the tables anyway. You only have to worry about
killing mysql during an update.