[development] mysql merge tables and partitioning

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Thu Feb 1 14:10:57 UTC 2007

Dries Buytaert wrote:
> On 01 Feb 2007, at 13:09, Sammy Spets wrote:
>> Killes and m3avrck did loads of work in the area of speedups for
>> heavy-write tables like watchdog and accesslog. Their work nearly made
>> it into 5.1, but it was too late. The functionality will be going into
>> 6.x.
>> What killes found was merge tables. This will work on all Drupal
>> supported MySQL versions.
> I talked to a MySQL employee and merge tables will probably disappear.  
> They are deprecated by the partitioning.

Well, that means the _might_ disappear in MySQL 5.2 or whatever next 
version. I don't see a reason to not use them until then. The patch 
accounts for the fact that an install might not have merge tables, btw.


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