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Re: Not possible to use FIFO file as a general_log file


Hi, Honza!

On Apr 07, Honza Horak wrote:
> This is just a re-sending the issue reported already at 
> https://mariadb.atlassian.net/browse/MDEV-6870 to make it more visible, 
> since there is no respond yet.
> There was an issue [1] in mysql and mariadb prior to 5.5.40 if socket or 
> fifo files were used as general_log and slow query log files. That issue 
> was fixed by a commit in [2], so currently it is not possible to use 
> other than regular files as log files.
> I'd like to bring this issue to attention of mariadb developers as well, 
> since our customer is asking for specifically this functionality – to be 
> able to use FIFO file as general_log file. Is it really unacceptable?

Thanks for a ping.

I've made the issue visible and it will be fixed (it was lacking
fixVersion value in Jira and thus it was not showing up in searches,
sorry for this).

I don't see why one shouldn't be able to use FIFO as general_log file.
So I hope we'll remove this limitation and fix the crash differently.

> [1] http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=67088
> [2] http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~mysql/mysql-server/5.5/revision/4688