Bug #22718 Allow MyISAM to be used with Direct I/O
Submitted: 26 Sep 2006 22:31 Modified: 15 Sep 2009 13:45
Reporter: Chris Calender Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: MyISAM storage engine Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:All Versions OS:Any (All OS)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Triage: D5 (Feature request)

[26 Sep 2006 22:31] Chris Calender
Description:
Allow MyISAM tables to be used with Direct I/O.

Currently, Direct I/O can only be used with InnoDB (--forcedirectio option):

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/innodb-tuning.html

I realize that this cannot be done with MyISAM currently because MySQL does not cache data files.  However, if this is something that can be done in the future, that would be very helpful for those that have Direct I/O.

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[7 Nov 2008 22:36] Mark Callaghan
This should be changed to a feature request for Maria. MyISAM will never cache data blocks so this will kill performance. Maria may already cache them today.