Topology: wordpress mu 126.96.36.199 installed on two separate hosts.
master(hostA)->slave(hostB) replicated "blog" database
hyperdb (mainly for r/w splitting)
I configure "hostA" for read/write with write priority:
read => 2
write => 1
I configure "hostB" as read-only:
read => 1
write => 0
Then, to test, I take down the mysql database on "hostA" - and navigate to my blog URL.
I get this error:
Unable to connect to hostA:3306 to write table "wp_1_term_relationships" (global)
This seems odd, because I don't believe I'm trying to write anything - just read the page. The mysql log file indicates that only select statements are being passed to the server - so I don't see any insert/update/delete activity there either.
If I configure them both for write - it works fine. However, I am trying to provide users at the "hostB" location with at least read access to the blog if the master node (hostA) is down or the network is unavailable.