Yeah, why not flush them to disk on a clean shutdown, and periodically before that?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dotan Cohen [mailto:dotancohen@stripped]
> Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2013 10:39 AM
> To: mysql.
> Subject: UPDATE_TIME for InnoDB in MySQL 5.7
> The MySQL 5.7 changelog mentions:
> "Beginning with MySQL 5.7.2, UPDATE_TIME displays a timestamp value for
> the last UPDATE, INSERT, or DELETE performed on InnoDB tables.
> Previously, UPDATE_TIME displayed a NULL value for InnoDB tables. For
> MVCC, the timestamp value reflects the COMMIT time, which is considered
> the last update time. Timestamps are not persisted when the server is
> restarted or when the table is evicted from the InnoDB data dictionary
> This is great news! However, I would in fact need the UPDATE_TIME to
> persist across database server resets. Is this feature being considered or
> discussed? Where might I find it online?
> Thank you to the MySQL team and to Oracle for filling in InnoDB;s missing
> Dotan Cohen
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