Aria still checks my_disable_locking (which corresponds to the skip_external_locking system variable) in a few cases.
Is this intentional, or an oversight that is still leftover from MyISAM?
For example, it checks it when checking if a table has crashed:
And when opening a table:
And when decrementing the table's open count:
In contrast, it looks like it grabs a mutex when incrementing this count: