Tim Soderstrom wrote:
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> On Dec 16, 2008, at 6:22 PM, Stewart Smith wrote:
>> But at some point "soon", CREATE DATABASE will *not* map to mkdir.
>> possibly we should even move to having each engine have a subdir in
>> datadir for their own stuff so as to not get in the way of each other...
> I definitely agree that databases should be decoupled from
> directories, and that engines should have places to put stuff. I
> logged a feature request bug for MySQL (41306) on this issue in case
> anyone wants to se my crazy hair-brained ideas about that :) I think
> having an engine have it's own subdir (say $datadir/engines/$engine)
> is almost more important even. Otherwise, $datadir is just going to
> get trashed with all sorts of random files; or it will become more
> confusing to have to track which files go to which engine that could
> live anywhere on the file-system.
That is an excellent idea! Is it too late for MySQL 6.0?
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