[openstack-dev] MariaDB support
clint at fewbar.com
Fri Jan 24 20:53:23 UTC 2014
Excerpts from Chuck Short's message of 2014-01-24 11:46:47 -0800:
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 2:05 PM, Steven Dake <sdake at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On 01/24/2014 11:47 AM, Clint Byrum wrote:
> >> Excerpts from Tim Bell's message of 2014-01-24 10:32:26 -0800:
> >>> We are reviewing options between MySQL and MariaDB. RHEL 7 beta seems to
> >>> have MariaDB as the default MySQL-like DB.
> >>> Can someone summarise the status of the OpenStack in terms of
> >>> - What MySQL-flavor is/are currently tested in the gate ?
> >>> - What is supported by the current code ?
> >>> - Is there an agreed long term direction and if there are
> >>> transitions, when will these occur ?
> >>> Tim it is worth noting that, for the most part, MariaDB 5.5 is going to
> >> work 99.9% the same as MySQL 5.5, which is, I believe, what is tested
> >> in the gate (since it is just what you get when apt-get installing
> >> mysql-server on Ubuntu). I have only heard of a few optimizer quirks in
> >> MariaDB that make it any different to vanilla MySQL.
> >> I do think that while we've been able to make some assumptions about
> >> this compatibility for a while, with MariaDB becoming a proper fork and
> >> not just a derivative, we will likely need to start testing both.
> > My understanding is later versions of MySQL change the on disk format and
> > possibly some other compatibility functionality, making testing both a
> > necessity since Red Hat ships Maria and Ubuntu plans to stick with MySQL.
> Actually we have given the user the option to either run MySQL or Mariadb
> on their server since it is both in the archive.
I have not seen anything that will promote MariaDB to main though, so
having it "in the archive" isn't quite the same as having it "in the
archive that gets security updates".
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