[Phpmyadmin-devel] about drizzle.dbi.lib.php

Piotr Przybylski piotr.prz at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 22:48:51 CET 2011

2011/11/14 Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>:
> Piotr Przybylski a écrit :
>> 2011/11/14 Dieter Adriaenssens <dieter.adriaenssens at gmail.com>:
>>> 2011/11/12 Dieter Adriaenssens <dieter.adriaenssens at gmail.com>:
>>>> 2011/11/12 Piotr Przybylski <piotr.prz at gmail.com>:
>>>>> 2011/11/11 Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>:
>>>>>> Piotr,
>>>>>> In this file I read:
>>>>>> ================
>>>>>> WARNING - EXPERIMENTAL, never use in production, drizzle module
>>>>>> segfaults often and when you least expect it to
>>>>>> * TODO: This file and drizzle-wrappers.lib.php should be devoid of any
>>>>>> segault related hacks.
>>>>>>  * TODO: Crashing versions of drizzle module and/or libdrizzle should
>>>>>> be blacklisted
>>>>>> ================
>>>>>> Taking this warning into account, what's your opinion about releasing
>>>>>> Drizzle support in 3.5.0?
>>>>> Drizzle works well with MySQL protocol, so we can officially support it.
>>>>> As for Drizzle-specific dbi file, I think it should stay where it is
>>>>> and be released. For now undocumented so that people who don't know
>>>>> what they are doing don't spam us that Drizzle crashes their server.
>>>>> It generally works, but with a little hack that I placed in
>>>>> drizzle-wrappers.lib.php (flushing in shutdown function) due to
>>>>> Apache/PHP segfaulting after most requests. When somebody fixes PHP
>>>>> extension it should be safe to remove all warnings and just use it
>>>>> (appropriate bug reports are filed and by now known by Drizzle
>>>>> developers [1]).
>>> What do you mean by warnings? If someone sets drizzle as connection
>>> type, does it show a message on main screen explaining the problem
>>> with the php drizzle extension?
>> Server logs - with current drizzle PHP extension it will segfault (a
>> lot). Our code (drizzle.dbi.lib.php) is stable and working, dedicated
>> PHP extension is not.
>>> If not, I think we should add an warning/explanation to the
>>> Documentation or FAQ explaining the problem and suggesting to use the
>>> mysql/mysqli connection type when connecting to a drizzle database,
>>> until further notice. This to avoid that if someone tries to use the
>>> 'undocumented' drizzle connection type, they don't have a clue why.
>> I haven't thought about that - it may be a good solution. I would like
>> to support Drizzle using its native PHP extension in next phpMyAdmin
>> release, but do it in a way which would make users aware that current
>> PHP extension (not our dbi library) is unstable.
> Piotr,
> which version of the extension did you have problems with?
> pecl.php.net offers version 0.4.2.
> launchpad offers 0.5.

0.5. AFAIR version on pecl has lost its maintainer and it's been
temporarily (until someone wishes to officially take care of this
project) moved to launchpad.

> I guess it's the one on launchpad as you are listed as the top
> contributor :)

Apparently bug reports can earn you a lot of points :)

Piotr Przybylski

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