As I mentioned here, there is a slight change for enabling the [original] InnoDB Plugin in MariaDB 5.5 (as compared to how you would enable it in 5.1).
Remember, in MariaDB 5.5, if you do not “enable” (i.e., add anything to the config file to do so) the InnoDB Plugin in MariaDB 5.5, you’ll end up with XtraDB+ for your InnoDb plugin. However, if you do “enable” the InnoDB plugin, then you end up with the original InnoDB plugin provided by Oracle/InnoDB.
The change is that the plugin file (.dll for Windows, .so file for Linux) which was previously named “ha_innodb_plugin.dll” is now just “ha_innodb.dll”.
Thus, if you previously enabled the plugin with (would have been in a 5.1 instance):
[mysqld] ignore_builtin_innodb plugin-load=innodb=ha_innodb_plugin.dll;innodb_trx=ha_innodb_plugin.dll; …[Read more]