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Re: Change from InnoDB to MyISAM storage engine
Posted by: Peter Brawley
Date: March 29, 2016 09:20AM

If you switch to MyISAM as a workaround for the InnoDB FK re-use bug, you lose all transactional control, all FKs, and much performance.

Granted, there are other InnoDB bugs too, but in your shoes, before abandoning transactional logic I'd investigate these alternatives ...

(i) find out if Percona XtraDB (a child of InnoDB) has fixed this InnoDB bug, and if it has, switch to MariaDB and XtraDB

(ii) make sure all FKs have active On Delete On Update clauses

(iii) add code that works around this InnoDB bug

(iv) replace Fks with application code that enforces relational integrity

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