So running mysql-5.1.24rc with INNODB-Plugin-1a I ran into "Can't
initialize function 'INNODB'; Plugin initialization function
failed", and noticed a more serious issue with the whole plugin
Before without plugin if the engine died so did mysqld. Now, mysqld can stay up and accept connections. But what if you have 1000 mysql instances, and all of your Nagios checks where to test if mysqld was up and accepting connections? This entire test is now invalid. I now need a Nagios check to test if the plugin-engine is up, by doing a write to the engine.
Now to the cause of the issue: