Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
I understand why we can't do read only access of ext2/3 partitions as we need the file system to recognize that the underlying device is changing even though it's read-only. I'm wondering though if anyone has tried accessing a drbd device from MySQL as an InnoDB raw partition (for read-only of course)? If this can be accomplished it would be a great way to do some load balancing using the secondary machine for selects and the primary for all write operations. Thoughts? Thanks, Josh McAllister