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Re: Maria-db refuses to start


On Thu, Dec 8, 2022 at 6:25 PM Marko Mäkelä <marko.makela@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> MariaDB Server 10.4 introduced a new file format
> innodb_checksum_algorithm=full_crc32, and MariaDB Server 10.5 made it
> the default. Any files that were created when that setting is active
> are guaranteed to write any unused bytes as zeroes. It also fixes a
> peculiar design decision that some bytes of the page are not covered
> by any checksum, and that a page is considered valid if any of the
> non-full_crc32 checksums happen to produce a match. This includes the
> magic 0xdeadbeef for innodb_checksum_algorithm=none.
> Maybe we should consider eventually deprecating write support for the
> non-full_crc32 format, to force a fresh start.

Please don't. Some of us run MariaDB on file systems that do their own
block checksumming, and thus run innodb_checksum_algorithm=none,
and/or have databases many terabytes in size. With terabyte size
databases, doing a mysqldump+restore is realistically _never_ going to

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