The frm file has provided long service since the earliest days of MySQL. Now, it is time to replace it with a native InnoDB-based Data Dictionary.
This is a change that has been on our wish list for a long time, as well as others in the MySQL development community:
- Brian Aker on Drizzle, The Death of FRM
- Jan Kneschke on MySQL Internals: screens (or .frm files)
- Stewart Smith on The FRM file format, Goodbye FRM (or at least the steps to it), …