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Re: Bundle more relevant cnf files in MariaDB package


cool, Kurt von Finck, I will do it. I couldn't find a good enough
translation in English of the “遣将不如激将” phrase, but I like your

I will dig around the source code base in Launchpad, and get this damn
thing started. I bet those config files are old relic from 10 years
ago, or even more.



On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Kurt von Finck <kurt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 2:56 PM, Haidong Ji <haidong.ji@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I alluded to this in IRC maybe a couple of weeks back. That is, it is
>> really to have intelligent default for MariaDB servers.
>> In particular, the bundled sample my.cnf files, under
>> /usr/local/mysql/support-files, such as my-small.cnf, my-medium.cnf,
>> my-large.cnf, and my-huge.cnf, are laughable in today's world. In the
>> my-huge.cnf, it talks about memory between 1G and 2G as huge. It will
>> be good that MariaDB can bundle a different set, like what has been
>> mentioned here:
>> http://datastrangler.com/windpipe/2011/02/24/custom-mysql-config-files-to-ensure-maximum-performance/
>> I think the sample cnf files in the above blog post is a good starting point.
>> Thanks,
>> Haidong "Alex" Ji
>> PS: I modified http://kb.askmonty.org/v/installing-mariadb-binary-tarballs
>> with the addition of modifying $PATH so a casual user will be able to
>> use various MariaDB clients after the install.
> Not to sound snarky, but MariaDB is an open project. I would encourage
> you to create sample my.cnf files, and submit them with bzr for review
> and approval by a maria-captain.
> The real beauty of an open project is the ability to DIY for the
> improvements and changes you think are important. Just Do It. :)
> --
> ./k
> Kurt von Finck
> Chief Community And Communications Officer
> Monty Program
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