Background: SkySQL is a distributed company. Nearly all of us work from home. To be productive, we need to emulate the best aspects of collaborating as if we were working next to one another. Given that nearly all of us had worked under similar distributed conditions at MySQL AB, we knew what we were getting into when we were founded. Obviously, we wanted to learn from our past experiences when making our choices for tools and processes.
What a relief! A few simple configuration steps gives me new hope for coping with email.
It unlikely matters to you, but it does to me: My inbox is down to zero. That is, both my two inboxes are empty. I get work email to my @skysql.com address and private email to my @arno.fi, both of which have been suffering from bad email habits.
We just ran into a nasty InnoDB bug that only seems to exist in MySQL 5.5.25:
An InnoDB update that modifies a rows primary key can trigger some recursive behavior that creates new rows until all disk space is exceeded. This does not affect all primary key updates in general but only gets triggered when a few other conditions are also met, so you're not too likely to run into it, but if you do your mysqld server will waste a lot of IO bandwidth and storage space on this and will usually eventually run out of disk space.
I came across an interesting error reported on #mysql the other day. When I went through it with the reporter it looks like we uncovered up to two bugs in InnoDB (or rather XtraDB as it was Percona Server). I thought it might be useful to go through the error message, including the stack trace, to show that you don't need to be a developer to track down some useful information.
SkySQL has always been committed to the MySQL® community and today we've unveiled a new resource page for the community. This is designed for the community to get a single point of information, assistance, and inspiration. While we are starting quite modestly it is up to you, the community, to make this the best resource for MySQL and related technologies.
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