Bug #47351 Document --plugin command line options
Submitted: 16 Sep 2009 3:59 Modified: 22 Sep 2009 15:01
Reporter: Mark Callaghan Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:5.1.38 OS:Any
Assigned to: Paul Dubois CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: innodb, Options, plugin
Triage: Needs Triage: D5 (Feature request)

[16 Sep 2009 3:59] Mark Callaghan
Description:
When the innodb plugin has been linked to mysqld, a my.cnf option must be used to enable it. The valid options are --innodb and --plugin-innodb. Either one works but I have not found any documentation on --plugin-innodb

How to repeat:
Build mysqld with the innodb plugin

Suggested fix:
update the docs
[16 Sep 2009 8:29] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for the request. Where do you want --plugin-innodb option to be documented? In the results of

mysqld --help --verbose

where we can find --innodb option descrition or somewhere else?
[16 Sep 2009 18:23] Sergei Golubchik
No, hardly in the --help --verbose.

Any plugin option (and all storage engines are plugins) can be started with a --plugin- prefix. For example
    --plugin-innodb-doublewrite
or
    --plugin-maria-recover
it doesn't matter whether the storage engine was built as a dynamically loaded plugin or was statically compiled in.

Obviously, we don't want to list every plugin option in the --help twice :)

I think the manual is the best place to mention the --plugin prefix, as a generic prefix for all plugin command line options.
[16 Sep 2009 22:56] Mark Callaghan
Document it in a place that is searched by Google.
[22 Sep 2009 15:01] Paul Dubois
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been addressed in the documentation. The updated documentation will appear on our website shortly, and will be included in the next release of the relevant products.

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/server-options.html#option_mysqld_plugin