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Re: MariaDB Server 10.3 notes
"Maria Discuss" <maria-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"Reinis Rozitis" <r@xxxxxxx>
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:48:41 +0300
* With MyRocks coming, should we drop TokuDB (and maybe even deprecate in
10.2?) - bugs that MariaDB Corporation reports to Percona don't seem to
get fixed. Peter says that bugs are fixed for customers... and there is
ongoing development to make it better
It is certainly disheartening that Percona isn't responsive to MariaDB
bugs, but I'm sure you understand that it is hard for a competitor to fix
bugs for another competitor. MariaDB maintains a forked version of
TokuDB. It isn't fair to expect the upstream vendor to fix bugs that your
customers are paying you to support, does it? Perhaps you should pay a
percentage of your support fees for TokuDB issues to Percona, or come to
some other support agreement. Perhaps YOU should make the bug fixes and
submit them to Percona. You could have just hired somebody to work on it
at MariaDB like you plan to do so for MyRocks, but you didn't. Don't
blame Percona for your failure to properly be a steward of an open source
This would be sad if that happened.
Of course I can't say anything about internal issues but those I have
followed on Jira regarding TokuDB have been fixed in upstream fairly quickly
(even more the code has been updated to comply Marias standards/needs (like
in case of memory allocation)).
Also looking at MyRocks - in the current state it supports even less than
toku ("No support for Partitions, Online DDL, Transportable Tablespace,
Foreign Key, Spatial Index, and Fulltext Index") ..
A major drawback (atleast until compressed binlogs are introduced) is the
requirement for RBR as it in my case would skyrocket the used space.