[Pulp-dev] Database support in Pulp 3

Daniel Alley dalley at redhat.com
Thu Jul 11 20:01:13 UTC 2019

One more note:  Not all MySQL / MariaDB installations support transactions,
which we use heavily (and rely on?)


On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 3:55 PM David Davis <daviddavis at redhat.com> wrote:

> Two plugins are currently running into issues trying to support
> mariadb/mysql. The pulp_ansible plugin is interested in adding full text
> search and JSONFields. Meanwhile, the pulp_python plugin is trying to store
> emojis in text which mariadb/mysql doesn't handle well since it uses 3-byte
> utf-8 by default[0]. Given such cases, I wonder if we'd be better served by
> dropping mariadb/mysql support and going with Postgresql only. Gitlab
> recently came to a similar conclusion[1].
> I personally am hesitant to give up being database agnostic but we already
> don't support sqlite. Also, I see some advantages like utilizing several
> Postgresql-only features like extra field types, full text search, etc.
> Also, supporting multiple databases means we'll likely have to write db
> specific code in some places or have plugins that only work with certain
> database types.
> Thoughts?
> [0]
> https://medium.com/@adamhooper/in-mysql-never-use-utf8-use-utf8mb4-11761243e434
>      https://code.djangoproject.com/ticket/18392
> [1] https://about.gitlab.com/2019/06/27/removing-mysql-support/
> David
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