FreeBSD Port: mysql-server-4.0.20

Christoph Bodner christoph.bodner at
Tue Jul 13 23:53:04 PDT 2004

Dear package-maintainers of the MySQL-server!

I would like to inform you of a potential problem when using 
"/var/db/mysql" as the data folder. Usually in a standard installation, 
during slicing and partitioning the disk layout, "/var" belongs to 
partition "e", which is, e.g.,  only 256 MB large as opposed to 
partition "g" which can hold  many GigaBytes. The folllowing listing is 
a "df" output of my server:

Filesystem  1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ar0s1a    128990    47748    70924    40%    /
/dev/ar0s1f    257998        8   237352     0%    /tmp
/dev/ar0s1g  77123102 27117646 43835608    38%    /usr
/dev/ar0s1e    257998     1034   236326     0%    /var
procfs              4        4        0   100%    /proc

Therefore, I am forced to reconfigure this for a real-world-mission 
where MySQL tables require much more space than reservered for 
partition "e". Maybe, "/usr/home/mysql" or "/usr/local/mysql" would be 
a better location for the data dictionary of MySQL.

Kind regards,

Christoph Bodner
Innsbruck (Austria)

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