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Overflowing memory engine
Posted by: Paul Hirose
Date: August 23, 2010 04:53PM

I was wondering what happens if I try to insert more into a memory-engine table than the max_heap_table_size or tmp_table_size. I doubt I will :) but given the volatile nature of the data, it's vaguely possible during a huge "rush" that we might hit it.

Does the insert simply fail, or otherwise gracefully fail somehow? I'm trying to insert data into my db until it fails, but I thought I'd also ask.

This is MySQL 5.0.77 64bit on RHEL 5.5 64bit.

Thank you,
PH

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