Foreign keys / Transactions in MySQL.. WTF?

David Cantrell david at
Wed Aug 1 14:41:32 BST 2007

On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 12:40:24AM -0500, Jonathan T. Rockway wrote:

> Does MySQL guarantee that the filesystem is in a legal state at all
> times?

I hope not.  I don't ever want to see MySQL know enough about the guts
of ext3/ufs/jfs/NTFS/whateverthefuck to be able to influence that.

David Cantrell | Enforcer, South London Linguistic Massive

Just because it is possible to do this sort of thing
in the English language doesn't mean it should be done

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