[Mageia-discuss] MariaDB usage statistics

blind Pete 0123peter at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 04:38:47 CEST 2012

AL13N wrote:

> Hi,
> As you all likely know, at mageia we replaced MySQL with MariaDB.
> When MariaDB devs told me that it seemed their biggest market was Windows,
> I was really astounded.
> They then referred me to the feedback plug and this statistics page:
> http://mariadb.org/feedback_plugin/stats/os/
> The explanation is quite simple:
>  - Windows users need to download the version from MariaDB site (which has
> feedback enabled by default).
>  - Linux users can get it from MariaDB site, or from their own distro.
>  (and
> those versions don't have feedback enabled by default at all...) (for good
> reason).
> Still, the numbers are completely wrong, and therefor, i urge all of you
> to load the feedback plugin for all servers you manage! so that these
> statistics can better influence both MariaDB and Mageia.
> How to enable feedback plugin? easy:
> 1. install mariadb-feedback package
> 2. load it in your config file, by adding it to your plugin-load line:
> (in /etc/my.cnf )
> plugin_dir=/usr/lib64/mysql/plugin
> plugin-load=ha_archive.so;ha_blackhole.so;ha_federatedx.so;feedback.so
> 3. if possible, if you're using KDE, your akonadi also uses mariadb. so
> you can add this to your akonadi mariadb config file too, in mysqld
> section:
> (in ~/.local/share/akonadi/mysql.conf )

Could that file be overwritten in an update?  
There is a comment in that file that suggests 
personalization should be somewhere else.  

> [mysqld]
> plugin_dir=/usr/lib64/mysql/plugin
> plugin-load=feedback.so

Perhaps create a file ~/.config/akonadi/mysql-local.conf 
that contains the line 


> then restart akonadi with (akonadictl restart)
> thanks in advance,
> AL13N (mageia mariadb maintainer)

blind Pete
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