InnoDB improvements in MySQL 5.6 are well known. One of the key
reasons to upgrade to MySQL 5.6 for most users is to get the
benefits of improved performance, scalability, new monitoring
features and fulltext indexes support in InnoDB.
Is there anything to double check before assuming that InnoDB in MySQL 5.6 is just better than any older version for any practical purposes? Let's review known public InnoDB-specific bug reports. Here is my "Top 10" list, as of MySQL 5.6.12, starting with most recent reports:
- Bug #69424 - maybe I miss something (I am not the only one though), but I see no way to continue using raw devices (on Linux at least) to store InnoDB data. You had working raw device in 5.5.32, then you upgrade to 5.6.12 and just can not start MySQL any more. Check this bug for the details and maybe you'll find …