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From:sasha Date:October 31 2000 12:22am
Subject:Re: server protocol used in mysql
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Peter Korsgaard wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Oct 2000 sasha@stripped wrote:
> > As Sinisa has said, it would be better to use the internal replication
> > capabilities and just send the update query to the master instead of all
> > servers. Then the only issue you have to worry about is what to do when the
> > master is down - the rest will be taken care of by the replication code.
> Ok great - I'll have a look at the replication features of Mysql
> asap. What are you supposed to do if the master fails? Tell another
> maching to become the master and just let the old master become a slave
> when it becomes available again. If there any built in features to
> syncronise the old master with the other databases when it is ready to
> continue?

LOAD TABLE FROM MASTER will sync the given table on the slave. That's all there
is so far, the rest would have to be hacked.

> > Why do you need to speak the protocol yourself? If you link againt
> > libmysqlclient, you will get all the functionality you need to talk to the
> > servers. Do you have a reason do go below the provided client API? Even in this
> > case, you should still link against libmyclientclient and use the provided
> > functions, such as mysql_real_connect() to establish connection, my_net_read()
> > and my_net_write() to send/receive individual packets, etc. Look at the sources
> > in libmysql/libmysql.c and libmysql/net.c - they are the best documentation.
> Thanks, but I think you misunderstood me - I will certainly use the mysql
> client library for the communication between the proxy and the database
> servers, but I would like to have the proxy act like a normal mysql
> database from the clients point of view. This way the clients cannot tell
> if they are talking to a mysql database or the sql proxy, and you therefor
> don't need to recode the clients of existing systems.
> To do that I need to be able to do the server side of the communication,
> and as far as I can tell, the libmysqclient library only offer functions
> for the client side.

Probably the easiest way to do this is to borrow handle_one_connection() from, the code it depends on, and then modify it to pre-parse and
forward instead of actually parse and do

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server protocol used in mysqlPeter Korsgaard30 Oct
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