Appendix C. MySQL Enterprise Release Notes

Table of Contents

C.1. MySQL Enterprise 5.0 Release Notes
C.1.1. Changes in MySQL 5.0.80 (Not yet released)
C.1.2. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.79 [MRU] (09 March 2009)
C.1.3. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.78 [MRU] (06 February 2009)
C.1.4. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.76 [MRU] (05 January 2009)
C.1.5. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.74 [MRU] (03 December 2008)
C.1.6. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.72sp1 [QSP] (13 January 2009)
C.1.7. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.72 [MRU] (24 October 2008)
C.1.8. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.70 [MRU] (27 September 2008)
C.1.9. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.68 [MRU] (13 August 2008)
C.1.10. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66sp1 [QSP] (23 October 2008)
C.1.11. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66a [MRU] (16 July 2008)
C.1.12. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66 [MRU] (09 July 2008)
C.1.13. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.64 [MRU] (10 June 2008)
C.1.14. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.62 [MRU] (12 May 2008)
C.1.15. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.60sp1 [QSP] (27 June 2008)
C.1.16. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.60 [MRU] (28 April 2008)
C.1.17. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.58 [MRU] (05 March 2008)
C.1.18. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.56sp1 [QSP] (30 March 2008)
C.1.19. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.56 [MRU] (06 February 2008)
C.1.20. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.54a [MRU] (11 January 2008)
C.1.21. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.54 [MRU] (14 December 2007)
C.1.22. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.52 [MRU] (30 November 2007)
C.1.23. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50sp1a [QSP] (11 January 2008)
C.1.24. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50sp1 [QSP] (12 December 2007)
C.1.25. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50 [MRU] (19 October 2007)
C.1.26. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.48 [MRU] (27 August 2007)
C.1.27. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.46 [MRU] (13 July 2007)
C.1.28. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.44sp1 [QSP] (01 August 2007)
C.1.29. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.44 [MRU] (21 June 2007)
C.1.30. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.42 [MRU] (23 May 2007)
C.1.31. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.40 [MRU] (17 April 2007)
C.1.32. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.38 [MRU] (20 March 2007)
C.1.33. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36sp1 [QSP] (12 April 2007)
C.1.34. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36 [MRU] (20 February 2007)
C.1.35. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.34 [MRU] (17 January 2007)
C.1.36. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.32 [MRU] (20 December 2006)
C.1.37. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30sp1 [QSP] (19 January 2007)
C.1.38. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30 [MRU] (14 November 2006)
C.1.39. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.28 (24 October 2006)

This appendix lists the changes from version to version in MySQL Enterprise, including MySQL Enterprise Server. Releases in MySQL Enterprise Server are divided into the following release packs:

The Release Notes are updated as bugs are fixed and features are incorporated, so that everybody can follow the development process.

Note that we tend to update the manual at the same time we make changes to MySQL. If you find a recent version of MySQL listed here that you can't find on our download page (http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/), it means that the version has not yet been released (and will normally be marked so in the appropriate Release Note section).

The date mentioned with a release version is the date of the last change done internally at MySQL AB (the Bazaar commit) on which the release was based, not the date when the packages were made available. The binaries are usually made available a few days after the date of the tagged ChangeSet, because building and testing all packages takes some time.

For information on how to determine your current version and release type, see Section 2.2, “Determining your current MySQL version”.

C.1. MySQL Enterprise 5.0 Release Notes

C.1.1. Changes in MySQL 5.0.80 (Not yet released)
C.1.2. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.79 [MRU] (09 March 2009)
C.1.3. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.78 [MRU] (06 February 2009)
C.1.4. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.76 [MRU] (05 January 2009)
C.1.5. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.74 [MRU] (03 December 2008)
C.1.6. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.72sp1 [QSP] (13 January 2009)
C.1.7. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.72 [MRU] (24 October 2008)
C.1.8. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.70 [MRU] (27 September 2008)
C.1.9. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.68 [MRU] (13 August 2008)
C.1.10. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66sp1 [QSP] (23 October 2008)
C.1.11. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66a [MRU] (16 July 2008)
C.1.12. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66 [MRU] (09 July 2008)
C.1.13. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.64 [MRU] (10 June 2008)
C.1.14. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.62 [MRU] (12 May 2008)
C.1.15. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.60sp1 [QSP] (27 June 2008)
C.1.16. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.60 [MRU] (28 April 2008)
C.1.17. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.58 [MRU] (05 March 2008)
C.1.18. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.56sp1 [QSP] (30 March 2008)
C.1.19. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.56 [MRU] (06 February 2008)
C.1.20. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.54a [MRU] (11 January 2008)
C.1.21. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.54 [MRU] (14 December 2007)
C.1.22. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.52 [MRU] (30 November 2007)
C.1.23. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50sp1a [QSP] (11 January 2008)
C.1.24. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50sp1 [QSP] (12 December 2007)
C.1.25. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50 [MRU] (19 October 2007)
C.1.26. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.48 [MRU] (27 August 2007)
C.1.27. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.46 [MRU] (13 July 2007)
C.1.28. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.44sp1 [QSP] (01 August 2007)
C.1.29. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.44 [MRU] (21 June 2007)
C.1.30. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.42 [MRU] (23 May 2007)
C.1.31. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.40 [MRU] (17 April 2007)
C.1.32. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.38 [MRU] (20 March 2007)
C.1.33. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36sp1 [QSP] (12 April 2007)
C.1.34. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36 [MRU] (20 February 2007)
C.1.35. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.34 [MRU] (17 January 2007)
C.1.36. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.32 [MRU] (20 December 2006)
C.1.37. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30sp1 [QSP] (19 January 2007)
C.1.38. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30 [MRU] (14 November 2006)
C.1.39. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.28 (24 October 2006)

This section documents all changes and bug fixes, beginning with the first MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.28), that are made available through hot-fixes, and through service packs.

For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog sections for each individual 5.0.x release.

C.1.1. Changes in MySQL 5.0.80 (Not yet released)

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.79). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Support Ending for AIX 5.2: Per the MySQL Support Lifecycle policy regarding ending support for OS versions that have reached vendor end of life, we plan to discontinue building or supporting MySQL binaries for AIX 5.2 as of April 30, 2009. The next release of MySQL 5.0 (5.0.80) will be the last MySQL 5.0 release with support for AIX 5.2. For more information, see the March 24, 2009 note at MySQL Product Support EOL Announcements.

Functionality added or changed:

  • The MD5 algorithm now uses the Xfree implementation. (Bug#42434)

Bugs fixed:

  • Replication: An INSERT DELAYED into a TIMESTAMP column issued concurrently with a an insert on the same column not using DELAYED, but applied after the other insert, was logged using the same timestamp as generated by the other (non-DELAYED) insert. (Bug#41719)

  • An attempt by a user who did not have the SUPER privilege to kill a system thread could cause a server crash. (Bug#43748)

  • Use of USE INDEX hints could cause EXPLAIN EXTENDED to crash. (Bug#43354)

  • mysql crashed if a request for the current database name returned an empty result, such as after the client has executed a preceding SET sql_select_limit=0 statement. (Bug#43254)

  • The strings/CHARSET_INFO.txt file was not included in source distributions. (Bug#42937)

  • mysqldump included views that were excluded with the --ignore-table option. (Bug#42635)

  • Passing an unknown time zone specification to CONVERT_TZ() resulted in a memory leak. (Bug#42502)

  • With more than two arguments, LEAST(), GREATEST(), and CASE could unnecessarily return Illegal mix of collations errors. (Bug#41627)

  • The mysql client could misinterpret its input if a line was longer than an internal buffer. (Bug#41486)

  • In the help command output displayed by mysql, the description for the \c (clear) command was misleading. (Bug#41268)

  • The use of NAME_CONST() can result in a problem for CREATE TABLE ... SELECT statements when the source column expressions refer to local variables. Converting these references to NAME_CONST() expressions can result in column names that are different on the master and slave servers, or names that are too long to be legal column identifiers. A workaround is to supply aliases for columns that refer to local variables.

    Now a warning is issued in such cases that indicate possible problems. (Bug#35383)

  • The Time column for SHOW PROCESSLIST output now can have negative values. Previously, the column was unsigned and negative values were displayed incorrectly as large positive values. Negative values can occur if a thread alters the time into the future with SET TIMESTAMP = value or the thread is executing on a slave and processing events from a master that has its clock set ahead of the slave. (Bug#22047)

  • Restoring a mysqldump dump file containing FEDERATED tables because the file contained the data for the table. Now only the table definition is dumped (because the data is located elsewhere). (Bug#21360)

C.1.2. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.79 [MRU] (09 March 2009)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.78). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • The libedit library was upgraded to version 2.11. (Bug#42433)

  • The query cache now checks whether a SELECT statement begins with SQL_NO_CACHE to determine whether it can skip checking for the query result in the query cache. This is not supported when SQL_NO_CACHE occurs within a comment. (Bug#37416)

Bugs fixed:

  • Replication: Server IDs greater than 2147483647 (232 – 1) were represented by negative numbers in the binary log. (Bug#37313)

  • Replication: The --replicate-*-table options were not evaluated correctly when replicating multi-table updates.

    As a result of this fix, replication of multi-table updates no longer fails when an update references a missing table but does not update any of its columns. (Bug#37051)

  • Replication: When its disk becomes full, a replication slave may wait while writing the binary log, relay log or MyISAM tables, continuing after space has been made available. The error message provided in such cases was not clear about the frequency with which checking for free space is done (once every 60 seconds), and how long the server waits after space has been freed before continuing (also 60 seconds); this caused users to think that the server had hung.

    These issues have been addressed by making the error message clearer, and dividing it into two separate messages:

    1. The error message Disk is full writing 'filename' (Errcode: error_code). Waiting for someone to free space... (Expect up to 60 secs delay for server to continue after freeing disk space) is printed only once.

    2. The warning Retry in 60 secs, Message reprinted in 600 secs is printed once every for every 10 times that the check for free space is made; that is, the check is performed once each 60 seconds, but the reminder that space needs to be freed is printed only once every 10 minutes (600 seconds).

    (Bug#22082)

  • On 32-bit Windows, mysqld could not use large buffers due to a 2GB user mode address limit. (Bug#43082)

  • The use by libedit of the __weak_reference() macro caused compilation failure on FreeBSD. (Bug#42817)

  • Tables could enter open table cache for a thread without being properly cleaned up, leading to a server crash. (Bug#42419)

  • mysqldumpslow parsed the --debug and --verbose options incorrectly. (Bug#42027)

  • String reallocation could cause memory overruns. (Bug#41868)

  • Queries that used the loose index scan access method could return no rows. (Bug#41610)

  • In InnoDB recovery after a server crash, rollback of a transaction that updated a column from NULL to NULL could cause another crash. (Bug#41571)

  • If InnoDB reached its limit on the number of concurrent transactions (1023), it wrote a descriptive message to the error log but returned a misleading error message to the client, or an assertion failure occurred. (Bug#41529)

  • Use of SELECT * allowed users with rights to only some columns of a view to access all columns. (Bug#41354)

  • The server did not robustly handle problems hang if a table opened with HANDLER needed to be re-opened because it had been altered to use a different storage engine that does not support HANDLER. The server also failed to set an error if the re-open attempt failed. These problems could cause the server to crash or hang. (Bug#41110, Bug#41112)

  • For prepared statements, multibyte character sets were not taking into account when calculating max_length for string values and mysql_stmt_fetch() could return truncated strings. (Bug#41078)

  • The mysql_change_user() C API function changed the value of the sql_big_selects session variable. (Bug#40363)

    See also Bug#20023.

  • For a view that references a table in another database, mysqldump wrote the view name qualified with the current database name. This makes it impossible to reload the dump file into a different database. (Bug#40345)

  • For an InnoDB table, DROP TABLE or ALTER TABLE ... DISCARD TABLESPACE could take a long time or cause a server crash. (Bug#39939)

  • perror did not produce correct output for error codes 153 to 163. (Bug#39370)

  • Comparisons between row constructors, such as (a, b) = (c, d) resulted in unnecessary Illegal mix of collations errors for string columns. (Bug#37601)

  • An argument to the MATCH() function that was an alias for an expression other than a column name caused a server crash. (Bug#36737)

  • For DROP FUNCTION with names that were qualified with a database name, the database name was handled in case-sensitive fashion even with lower_case_table_names set to 1. (Bug#33813)

  • mysqldump --compatible=mysql40 emitted statements referring to the character_set_client system variable, which is unknown before MySQL 4.1. Now the statements are enclosed in version-specific comments. (Bug#33550)

  • Use of MBR spatial functions such as MBRTouches() with columns of InnoDB tables caused a server crash rather than an error. (Bug#31435)

  • The mysql client mishandled input parsing if a delimiter command was not first on the line. (Bug#31060)

  • For installation on Solaris using pkgadd packages, the mysql_install_db script was generated in the scripts directory, but the temporary files used during the process were left there and not deleted. (Bug#31052)

  • SHOW PRIVILEGES listed the CREATE ROUTINE privilege as having a context of Functions,Procedures, but it is a database-level privilege. (Bug#30305)

  • SHOW TABLE STATUS could fail to produce output for tables with non-ASCII characters in their name. (Bug#25830)

  • Floating-point numbers could be handled with different numbers of digits depending on whether the text or prepared-statement protocol was used. (Bug#21205)

  • ROUND() sometimes returned different results on different platforms. (Bug#15936)

C.1.3. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.78 [MRU] (06 February 2009)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.76). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Bugs fixed:

  • MySQL Cluster: Packaging: Packages for MySQL Cluster were missing the libndbclient.so and libndbclient.a files. (Bug#42278)

  • An optimization introduced for Bug#37553 required an explicit cast to be added for some uses of TIMEDIFF() because automatic casting could produce incorrect results. (It was necessary to use TIME(TIMEDIFF(...)).) (Bug#42525)

  • The SSL certficates included with MySQL distributions were regenerated because the previous ones had expired. (Bug#42366)

  • Dependent subqueries such as the following caused a memory leak proportional to the number of outer rows:

    SELECT COUNT(*) FROM t1, t2 WHERE t2.b
      IN (SELECT DISTINCT t2.b FROM t2 WHERE t2.b = t1.a);
    

    (Bug#42037)

  • Some queries using NAME_CONST(.. COLLATE ...) led to a server crash due to a failed type cast. (Bug#42014)

  • On Mac OS X, some of the universal client libraries were not actually universal and were missing code for one or more architectures. (Bug#41940)

  • DATE_FORMAT() could cause a server crash for year-zero dates. (Bug#41470)

  • When substituting system constant functions with a constant result, the server was not expecting NULL function return values and could crash. (Bug#41437)

  • For a TIMESTAMP NOT NULL DEFAULT ... column, storing NULL as the return value from some functions caused a “cannot be NULL” error. NULL returns now correctly cause the column default value to be stored. (Bug#41370)

  • The Windows installer displayed incorrect product names in some images. (Bug#40845)

  • The query cache stored only partial query results if a statement failed while the results were being sent to the client. This could cause other clients to hang when trying to read the cached result. Now if a statement fails, the result is not cached. (Bug#40264)

  • The expression ROW(...) IN (SELECT ... FROM DUAL) always returned TRUE. (Bug#39069)

  • The greedy optimizer could cause a server crash due to improper handling of nested outer joins. (Bug#38795)

  • Use of COUNT(DISTINCT) prevented NULL testing in the HAVING clause. (Bug#38637)

  • Enabling the sync_frm system variable had no effect on the handling of .frm files for views. (Bug#38145)

  • The query cache stored packets containing the server status of the time when the cached statement was run. This might lead to an incorrect transaction status on the client side if a statement was cached during a transaction and later served outside a transaction context (or vice versa). (Bug#36326)

  • If the system time was adjusted backward during query execution, the apparent execution time could be negative. But in some cases these queries would be written to the slow query log, with the negative execution time written as a large unsigned number. Now statements with apparent negative execution time are not written to the slow query log. (Bug#35396)

  • For mysqld_multi, using the --mysqld=mysqld_safe option caused the --defaults-file and --defaults-extra-file options to behave the same way. (Bug#32136)

  • Attempts to open a valid MERGE table sometimes resulted in a ER_WRONG_MRG_TABLE error. This happened after failure to open an invalid MERGE table had also generated an ER_WRONG_MRG_TABLE error. (Bug#32047)

  • The mysql_change_user() C API function caused global Com_xxx status variable values to be incorrect. (Bug#31222)

  • For Solaris package installation using pkgadd, the postinstall script failed, causing the system tables in the mysql database not to be created. (Bug#31164)

C.1.4. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.76 [MRU] (05 January 2009)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.74). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • A new status variable, Queries, indicates the number of statements executed by the server. This includes statements executed within stored programs, unlike the Questions variable which includes only statements sent to the server by clients. (Bug#41131)

Bugs fixed:

  • Replication: When rotating relay log files, the slave deletes relay log files and then edits the relay log index file. Formerly, if the slave shut down unexpectedly between these two events, the relay log index file could then reference relay logs that no longer existed. Depending on the circumstances, this could when restarting the slave cause either a race condition or the failure of replication. (Bug#38826, Bug#39325)

  • In example option files provided in MySQL distributions, the thread_stack value was increased from 64K to 128K. (Bug#41577)

  • SET PASSWORD caused a server crash if the account name was given as CURRENT_USER(). (Bug#41456)

  • The INFORMATION_SCHEMA.SCHEMA_PRIVILEGES table was limited to 7680 rows. (Bug#41079)

  • In debug builds, obsolete debug code could be used to crash the server. (Bug#41041)

  • Some queries that used a “range checked for each record” scan could return incorrect results. (Bug#40974)

  • Certain SELECT queries could fail with a Duplicate entry error. (Bug#40953)

  • IF(..., CAST(longtext_val AS UNSIGNED), signed_val) as an argument to an aggregate function could cause an assertion failure. (Bug#40761)

  • The server crashed if an integer field in a CSV file did not have delimiting quotes. (Bug#39616)

  • InnoDB could hang trying to open an adaptive hash index. (Bug#39483)

  • Use of spatial data types in prepared statements could cause memory leaks or server crashes. (Bug#37956, Bug#37671)

  • The MONTHNAME() and DAYNAME() functions returned a binary string, so that using LOWER() or UPPER() had no effect. Now MONTHNAME() and DAYNAME() return a value in character_set_connection character set. (Bug#37575)

  • Certain boolean-mode FULLTEXT searches that used the truncation operator did not return matching records and calculated relevance incorrectly. (Bug#37245)

  • The code for the ut_usectime() function in InnoDB did not handle errors from the gettimeofday() system call. Now it retries gettimeofday() several times and updates the value of the Innodb_row_lock_time_max status variable only if ut_usectime() was successful. (Bug#36819)

  • A read past the end of the string could occur while parsing the value of the --innodb-data-file-path option. (Bug#36149)

  • SHOW CREATE TABLE did not display a printable value for the default value of BIT columns. (Bug#35796)

  • The max_length metadata value was calculated incorrectly for the FORMAT() function, which could cause incorrect result set metadata to be sent to clients. (Bug#35558)

  • EXPLAIN EXTENDED evaluation of aggregate functions that required a temporary table caused a server crash. (Bug#34773)

  • The mysql client incorrectly parsed statements containing the word “delimiter” in mid-statement.

    This fix is different from the one applied for this bug in MySQL 5.0.66. (Bug#33812)

    See also Bug#38158.

  • Queries executed using join buffering of BIT columns could produce incorrect results. (Bug#31399)

  • ALTER TABLE CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET did not convert TINYTEXT or MEDIUMTEXT columns to a longer text type if necessary when converting the column to a different character set. (Bug#31291)

  • On Windows, Visual Studio does not take into account some x86 hardware limitations, which led to incorrect results converting large DOUBLE values to unsigned BIGINT values. (Bug#27483)

  • SSL support was not included in some “generic” RPM packages. (Bug#26760)

C.1.5. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.74 [MRU] (03 December 2008)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.72). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • Previously, index hints did not work for FULLTEXT searches. Now they work as follows:

    For natural language mode searches, index hints are silently ignored. For example, IGNORE INDEX(i) is ignored with no warning and the index is still used.

    For boolean mode searches, index hints are honored. (Bug#38842)

Bugs fixed:

  • CHECK TABLE ... FOR UPGRADE did not check for incompatible collation changes made in MySQL 5.0.48 (Bug#27562, Bug#29461, Bug#29499). This also affects mysqlcheck and mysql_upgrade, which cause that statement to be executed. See Section 2.18.3, “Checking Whether Table Indexes Must Be Rebuilt”. (Bug#40984)

    See also Bug#39585.

  • The FEDERATED handler had a memory leak. (Bug#40875)

  • Prepared statements allowed invalid dates to be inserted when the ALLOW_INVALID_DATES SQL mode was not enabled. (Bug#40365)

  • Support for the revision field in .frm files has been removed. This addresses the downgrading problem introduced by the fix for Bug#17823. (Bug#40021)

  • If the operating system is configured to return leap seconds from OS time calls or if the MySQL server uses a time zone definition that has leap seconds, functions such as NOW() could return a value having a time part that ends with :59:60 or :59:61. If such values are inserted into a table, they would be dumped as is by mysqldump but considered invalid when reloaded, leading to backup/restore problems.

    Now leap second values are returned with a time part that ends with :59:59. This means that a function such as NOW() can return the same value for two or three consecutive seconds during the leap second. It remains true that literal temporal values having a time part that ends with :59:60 or :59:61 are considered invalid.

    For additional details about leap-second handling, see Section 9.7.2, “Time Zone Leap Second Support”. (Bug#39920)

  • With the ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY SQL mode enabled, the check for non-aggregated columns in queries with aggregate functions, but without a GROUP BY clause was treating all the parts of the query as if they were in the select list. This is fixed by ignoring the non-aggregated columns in the WHERE clause. (Bug#39656)

  • CHECK TABLE failed for MyISAM INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables. (Bug#39541)

  • With binary logging enabled CREATE VIEW was subject to possible buffer overwrite and a server crash. (Bug#39040)

  • Queries with a HAVING clause could return a spurious row. (Bug#38072)

  • TIMEDIFF() was erroneously treated as always returning a positive result. Also, CAST() of TIME values to DECIMAL dropped the sign of negative values. (Bug#37553)

    See also Bug#42525.

  • mysqlcheck used SHOW FULL TABLES to get the list of tables in a database. For some problems, such as an empty .frm file for a table, this would fail and mysqlcheck then would neglect to check other tables in the database. (Bug#37527)

  • Updating a view with a subquery in the CHECK option could cause an assertion failure. (Bug#37460)

  • Statements that displayed the value of system variables (for example, SHOW VARIABLES) expect variable values to be encoded in character_set_system. However, variables set from the command line such as basedir or datadir were encoded using character_set_filesystem and not converted correctly. (Bug#37339)

  • CREATE INDEX could crash with InnoDB plugin 1.0.1. (Bug#37284)

  • Use of CONVERT() with GROUP BY to convert numeric values to CHAR could return truncated results. (Bug#36772)

  • The mysql client, when built with Visual Studio 2005, did not display Japanese characters. (Bug#36279)

  • perror on Windows did not know about Win32 system error codes. (Bug#34825)

  • Queries of the form SELECT ... WHERE string = ANY(...) failed when the server used a single-byte character set and the client used a multi-byte character set. (Bug#34760)

    See also Bug#20835.

  • For a stored procedure containing a SELECT * ... RIGHT JOIN query, execution failed for the second call. (Bug#33811)

  • Previously, use of index hints with views (which do not have indexes) produced the error ERROR 1221 (HY000): Incorrect usage of USE/IGNORE INDEX and VIEW. Now this produces ERROR 1176 (HY000): Key '...' doesn't exist in table '...', the same error as for base tables without an appropriate index. (Bug#33461)

  • Some division operations produced a result with incorrect precision. (Bug#31616)

  • A race condition between the mysqld.exe server and the Windows service manager could lead to inability to stop the server from the service manager. (Bug#20430)

C.1.6. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.72sp1 [QSP] (13 January 2009)

This is a Service Pack release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.72).

If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • Previously, index hints did not work for FULLTEXT searches. Now they work as follows:

    For natural language mode searches, index hints are silently ignored. For example, IGNORE INDEX(i) is ignored with no warning and the index is still used.

    For boolean mode searches, index hints are honored. (Bug#38842)

Bugs fixed:

  • MySQL Cluster: Packaging: Packages for MySQL Cluster were missing the libndbclient.so and libndbclient.a files. (Bug#42278)

  • Support for the revision field in .frm files has been removed. This addresses the downgrading problem introduced by the fix for Bug#17823. (Bug#40021)

  • If the operating system is configured to return leap seconds from OS time calls or if the MySQL server uses a time zone definition that has leap seconds, functions such as NOW() could return a value having a time part that ends with :59:60 or :59:61. If such values are inserted into a table, they would be dumped as is by mysqldump but considered invalid when reloaded, leading to backup/restore problems.

    Now leap second values are returned with a time part that ends with :59:59. This means that a function such as NOW() can return the same value for two or three consecutive seconds during the leap second. It remains true that literal temporal values having a time part that ends with :59:60 or :59:61 are considered invalid.

    For additional details about leap-second handling, see Section 9.7.2, “Time Zone Leap Second Support”. (Bug#39920)

  • Queries of the form SELECT ... WHERE string = ANY(...) failed when the server used a single-byte character set and the client used a multi-byte character set. (Bug#34760)

    See also Bug#20835.

C.1.7. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.72 [MRU] (24 October 2008)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.70). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Bugs fixed:

  • Incompatible Change: In connection with view creation, the server created arc directories inside database directories and maintained useless copies of .frm files there. Creation and renaming procedures of those copies as well as creation of arc directories has been discontinued.

    This change does cause a problem when downgrading to older server versions which manifests itself under these circumstances:

    1. Create a view v_orig in MySQL 5.0.72 or higher.

    2. Rename the view to v_new and then back to v_orig.

    3. Downgrade to an older 5.0.x server and run mysql_upgrade.

    4. Try to rename v_orig to v_new again. This operation fails.

    As a workaround to avoid this problem, use either of these approaches:

    • Dump your data using mysqldump before downgrading and reload the dump file after downgrading.

    • Instead of renaming a view after the downgrade, drop it and recreate it.

    The downgrade problem introduced by the fix for this bug has been addressed as Bug#40021. (Bug#17823)

  • mc.exe is no longer needed to compile MySQL on Windows. This makes it possible to build MySQL from source using Visual Studio Express 2008. (Bug#40280)

  • The server could crash during a sort-order optimization of a dependent subquery. (Bug#39844)

  • The server returned a column type of VARBINARY rather than DATE as the result from the COALESCE(), IFNULL(), IF(), GREATEST(), or LEAST() functions or CASE expression if the result was obtained using filesort in an anonymous temporary table during the query execution. (Bug#39283)

  • References to local variables in stored procedures are replaced with NAME_CONST(name, value) when written to the binary log. However, an “illegal mix of collation” error might occur when executing the log contents if the value's collation differed from that of the variable. Now information about the variable collation is written as well. (Bug#39182)

  • Some recent releases for Solaris 10 were built on Solaris 10 U5, which included a new version of libnsl.so that does not work on U4 or earlier. To correct this, Solaris 10 builds now are created on machines that do not have that upgraded libnsl.so, so that they will work on Solaris 10 installations both with and without the upgraded libnsl.so. (Bug#39074)

  • Column names constructed due to wild-card expansion done inside a stored procedure could point to freed memory if the expansion was performed after the first call to the stored procedure. (Bug#38823)

  • If delayed insert failed to upgrade the lock, it did not free the temporary memory storage used to keep newly constructed BLOB values in memory, resulting in a memory leak. (Bug#38693)

  • A server crash resulted from concurrent execution of a multiple-table UPDATE that used a NATURAL or USING join together with FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK or ALTER TABLE for the table being updated. (Bug#38691)

  • On ActiveState Perl, mysql-test-run.pl --start-and-exit started but did not exit. (Bug#38629)

  • Stored procedures involving substrings could crash the server on certain platforms due to invalid memory reads. (Bug#38469)

  • The server crashed if an argument to a stored procedure was a subquery that returned more than one row. (Bug#37949)

  • When analyzing the possible index use cases, the server was incorrectly reusing an internal structure, leading to a server crash. (Bug#37943)

  • A SELECT with a NULL NOT IN condition containing a complex subquery from the same table as in the outer select caused an assertion failure. (Bug#37894)

  • On a 32-bit server built without big tables support, the offset argument in a LIMIT clause might be truncated due to a 64-bit to 32-bit cast. (Bug#37075)

  • Host name values in SQL statements were not being checked for '@', which is illegal according to RFC952. (Bug#35924)

  • mysql_install_db failed on machines that had the host name set to localhost. (Bug#35754)

  • Dynamic plugins failed to load on i5/OS. (Bug#35743)

  • XA transaction rollbacks could result in corrupted transaction states and a server crash. (Bug#28323)

  • The Questions status variable is intended as a count of statements sent by clients to the server, but was also counting statements executed within stored routines. (Bug#24289)

  • For access to the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.VIEWS table, the server did not check the SHOW VIEW and SELECT privileges, leading to inconsistency between output from that table and the SHOW CREATE VIEW statement. (Bug#22763)

  • mysqld_safe would sometimes fail to remove the pid file for the old mysql process after a crash. As a result, the server would fail to start due to a false A mysqld process already exists... error. (Bug#11122)

C.1.8. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.70 [MRU] (27 September 2008)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.68). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • Security Enhancement: To enable stricter control over the location from which user-defined functions can be loaded, the plugin_dir system variable has been backported from MySQL 5.1. If the value is non-empty, user-defined function object files can be loaded only from the directory named by this variable. If the value is empty, the behavior that is used prior to the inclusion of plugin_dir applies: The UDF object files must be located in a directory that is searched by your system's dynamic linker. (Bug#37428)

Bugs fixed:

  • Important Change: Security Fix: Additional corrections were made for the symlink-related privilege problem originally addressed in MySQL 5.0.60. The original fix did not correctly handle the data directory path name if it contained symlinked directories in its path, and the check was made only at table-creation time, not at table-opening time later. (Bug#32167, CVE-2008-2079)

    See also Bug#39277.

  • Incompatible Change: There were some problems using DllMain() hook functions on Windows that automatically do global and per-thread initialization for libmysqld.dll:

    • Per-thread initialization: MySQL internally counts the number of active threads, which causes a delay in my_end() if not all threads have exited. But there are threads that can be started either by Windows internally (often in TCP/IP scenarios) or by users. Those threads do not necessarily use libmysql.dll functionality but still contribute to the open-thread count. (One symptom is a five-second delay in times for PHP scripts to finish.)

    • Process-initialization: my_init() calls WSAStartup that itself loads DLLs and can lead to a deadlock in the Windows loader.

    To correct these problems, DLL initialization code now is not invoked from libmysql.dll by default. To obtain the previous behavior (DLL initialization code will be called), set the LIBMYSQL_DLLINIT environment variable to any value. This variable exists only to prevent breakage of existing Windows-only applications that do not call mysql_thread_init() and work okay today. Use of LIBMYSQL_DLLINIT is discouraged and is removed in MySQL 6.0. (Bug#37226, Bug#33031)

  • For a TIMESTAMP column in an InnoDB table, testing the column with multiple conditions in the WHERE clause caused a server crash. (Bug#39353)

  • Queries of the form SELECT ... REGEXP BINARY NULL could lead to a hung or crashed server. (Bug#39021)

  • Statements of the form INSERT ... SELECT .. ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE col_name = DEFAULT could result in a server crash. (Bug#39002)

  • Repeated CREATE TABLE ... SELECT statements, where the created table contained an AUTO_INCREMENT column, could lead to an assertion failure. (Bug#38821)

  • A server crash or Valgrind warnings could result when a stored procedure selected from a view that referenced a function. (Bug#38291)

  • Incorrect handling of aggregate functions when loose index scan was used caused a server crash. (Bug#38195)

  • If a table has a BIT NOT NULL column c1 with a length shorter than 8 bits and some additional NOT NULL columns c2, ..., and a SELECT query has a WHERE clause of the form (c1 = constant) AND c2 ..., the query could return an unexpected result set. (Bug#37799)

  • The <=> operator could return incorrect results when comparing NULL to DATE, TIME, or DATETIME values. (Bug#37526)

  • For a MyISAM table with CHECKSUM = 1 and ROW_FORMAT = DYNAMIC table options, a data consistency check (maximum record length) could fail and cause the table to be marked as corrupted. (Bug#37310)

  • The max_length result set metadata value was calculated incorrectly under some circumstances. (Bug#37301)

  • The NO_BACKSLASH_ESCAPES SQL mode was ignored for LOAD DATA INFILE and SELECT INTO ... OUTFILE. The setting is taken into account now. (Bug#37114)

  • A query which had an ORDER BY DESC clause that is satisfied with a reverse range scan could cause a server crash for some specific CPU/compiler combinations. (Bug#36639)

  • Dumping information about locks in use by sending a SIGHUP signal to the server or by invoking the mysqladmin debug command could lead to a server crash in debug builds or to undefined behavior in production builds. (Bug#36579)

  • When the fractional part in a multiplication of DECIMAL values overflowed, the server truncated the first operand rather than the longest. Now the server truncates so as to produce more precise multiplications. (Bug#36270)

  • Changes to build files were made to enable the MySQL distribution to compile on Microsoft Visual C++ Express 2008. (Bug#33907)

  • mysqldump could fail to dump views containing a large number of columns. (Bug#31434)

  • Several MySQL programs could fail if the HOME environment variable had an empty value. (Bug#30394)

  • The BUILD/check-cpu build script failed if gcc had a different name (such as gcc.real on Debian). (Bug#27526)

C.1.9. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.68 [MRU] (13 August 2008)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.66a). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Bugs fixed:

  • Security Enhancement: The server consumed excess memory while parsing statements with hundreds or thousands of nested boolean conditions (such as OR (OR ... (OR ... ))). This could lead to a server crash or incorrect statement execution, or cause other client statements to fail due to lack of memory. The latter result constitutes a denial of service. (Bug#38296)

  • Incompatible Change: SHOW STATUS took a lot of CPU time for calculating the value of the Innodb_buffer_pool_pages_latched status variable. Now this variable is calculated and included in the output of SHOW STATUS only if the UNIV_DEBUG symbol is defined at MySQL build time. (Bug#36600)

  • Server-side cursors were not initialized properly, which could cause a server crash. (Bug#38486)

  • Queries containing a subquery with DISTINCT and ORDER BY could cause a server crash. (Bug#38191)

  • For InnoDB tables, ORDER BY ... DESC sometimes returned results in ascending order. (Bug#37830)

  • Nesting of IF() inside of SUM() could cause an extreme server slowdown. (Bug#37662)

  • If the server failed to expire binary log files at startup, it could crash. (Bug#37027)

  • The UUID() function returned UUIDs with the wrong time; this was because the offset for the time part in UUIDs was miscalculated. (Bug#35848)

  • Freeing of an internal parser stack during parsing of complex stored programs caused a server crash. (Bug#35577, Bug#37269, Bug#37228)

  • Index scans performed with the sort_union() access method returned wrong results, caused memory to be leaked, and caused temporary files to be deleted when the limit set by sort_buffer_size was reached. (Bug#35477, Bug#35478)

  • If the server crashed with an InnoDB error due to unavailability of undo slots, errors could persist during rollback when the server was restarted: There are two UNDO slot caches (for INSERT and UPDATE). If all slots end up in one of the slot caches, a request for a slot from the other slot cache would fail. This can happen if the request is for an UPDATE slot and all slots are in the INSERT slot cache, or vice versa. (Bug#35352)

  • For InnoDB tables, ALTER TABLE DROP failed if the name of the column to be dropped began with “foreign”. (Bug#35220)

  • Using OPTIMIZE TABLE as the first statement on an InnoDB table with an AUTO_INCREMENT column could cause a server crash. (Bug#34286)

  • mysql_install_db failed if the server was running with an SQL mode of TRADITIONAL. This program now resets the SQL mode internally to avoid this problem. (Bug#34159)

  • Cached queries that used 256 or more tables were not properly cached, so that later query invalidation due to a TRUNCATE TABLE for one of the tables caused the server to hang. (Bug#33362)

  • mysql_upgrade attempted to use the /proc file system even on systems that do not have it. (Bug#31605)

  • On NetWare, mysql_install_db could appear to execute normally even if it failed to create the initial databases. (Bug#30129)

  • The Serbian translation for the ER_INCORRECT_GLOBAL_LOCAL_VAR error was corrected. (Bug#29738)

  • In some cases, the parser interpreted the ; character as the end of input and misinterpreted stored program definitions. (Bug#26030)

  • The FLUSH PRIVILEGES statement did not produce an error when it failed. (Bug#21226)

C.1.10. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66sp1 [QSP] (23 October 2008)

This is a Service Pack release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.66a).

If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • Security Enhancement: To enable stricter control over the location from which user-defined functions can be loaded, the plugin_dir system variable has been backported from MySQL 5.1. If the value is non-empty, user-defined function object files can be loaded only from the directory named by this variable. If the value is empty, the behavior that is used prior to the inclusion of plugin_dir applies: The UDF object files must be located in a directory that is searched by your system's dynamic linker. (Bug#37428)

Bugs fixed:

  • Important Change: Security Fix: It was possible to circumvent privileges through the creation of MyISAM tables employing the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options to overwrite existing table files in the MySQL data directory. Use of the MySQL data directory in DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY path name is now disallowed.

    Additional corrections were made to handle the data directory path name if it contains symlinked directories in its path, and to make the check both at table-creation time and at table-opening time later. (Bug#32167, CVE-2008-2079)

    See also Bug#39277.

  • Security Enhancement: The server consumed excess memory while parsing statements with hundreds or thousands of nested boolean conditions (such as OR (OR ... (OR ... ))). This could lead to a server crash or incorrect statement execution, or cause other client statements to fail due to lack of memory. The latter result constitutes a denial of service. (Bug#38296)

C.1.11. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66a [MRU] (16 July 2008)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This is a bugfix release that replaces MySQL 5.0.66.

Bugs fixed:

  • The fix for Bug#20748 caused a problem such that on Unix, MySQL programs looked for options in ~/my.cnf rather than the standard location of ~/.my.cnf. (Bug#38180)

C.1.12. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66 [MRU] (09 July 2008)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

Important

This release was withdrawn from production due to the side effect produced by Bug#20748. It has been replaced by MySQL 5.0.66a, which should be used instead.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.64). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • mysql-test-run.pl now supports --client-bindir and --client-libdir options for specifying the directory where client binaries and libraries are located. (Bug#34995)

Bugs fixed:

  • Incompatible Change: An additional correction to the original MySQL 5.0.64 fix was made to normalize directory names before adding them to the list of directories. This prevents /etc/ and /etc from being considered different, for example. (Bug#20748)

    See also Bug#38180.

  • Replication: Some kinds of internal errors, such as Out of memory errors, could cause the server to crash when replicating statements with user variables.

    certain internal errors. (Bug#37150)

  • Some binary distributions had a duplicate “-64bit” suffix in the file name. (Bug#37623)

  • The mysql client failed to recognize comment lines consisting of -- followed by a newline. (Bug#36244)

  • An empty bit-string literal (b'') caused a server crash. Now the value is parsed as an empty bit value (which is treated as an empty string in string context or 0 in numeric context). (Bug#35658)

  • mysqlbinlog left temporary files on the disk after shutdown, leading to the pollution of the temporary directory, which eventually caused mysqlbinlog to fail. This caused problems in testing and other situations where mysqlbinlog might be invoked many times in a relatively short period of time. (Bug#35543)

  • The code for detecting a byte order mark (BOM) caused mysql to crash for empty input. (Bug#35480)

  • The mysql client incorrectly parsed statements containing the word “delimiter” in mid-statement.

    The fix for this bug had the side effect of causing the problem reported in Bug#38158, so it was reverted in MySQL 5.0.67. (Bug#33812)

C.1.13. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.64 [MRU] (10 June 2008)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.62). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • Important Change: Incompatible Change: The FEDERATED storage engine is now disabled by default in the .cnf files shipped with MySQL distributions (my-huge.cnf, my-medium.cnf, and so forth). This affects server behavior only if you install one of these files. (Bug#37069)

Bugs fixed:

  • Replication: CREATE PROCEDURE and CREATE FUNCTION statements containing extended comments were not written to the binary log correctly, causing parse errors on the slave. (Bug#36570)

    See also Bug#32575.

  • On Windows 64-bit systems, temporary variables of long types were used to store ulong values, causing key cache initialization to receive distorted parameters. The effect was that setting key_buffer_size to values of 2GB or more caused memory exhaustion to due allocation of too much memory. (Bug#36705)

  • Multiple-table UPDATE statements that used a temporary table could fail to update all qualifying rows or fail with a spurious duplicate-key error. (Bug#36676)

  • A REGEXP match could return incorrect rows when the previous row matched the expression and used CONCAT() with an empty string. (Bug#36488)

  • For EXPLAIN EXTENDED, execution of an uncorrelated IN subquery caused a crash if the subquery required a temporary table for its execution. (Bug#36011)

C.1.14. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.62 [MRU] (12 May 2008)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.60). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • Important Change: Some changes were made to CHECK TABLE ... FOR UPGRADE and REPAIR TABLE with respect to detection and handling of tables with incompatible .frm files (files created with a different version of the MySQL server). These changes also affect mysqlcheck because that program uses CHECK TABLE and REPAIR TABLE, and thus also mysql_upgrade because that program invokes mysqlcheck.

    • If your table was created by a different version of the MySQL server than the one you are currently running, CHECK TABLE ... FOR UPGRADE indicates that the table has an .frm file with an incompatible version. In this case, the result set returned by CHECK TABLE contains a line with a Msg_type value of error and a Msg_text value of Table upgrade required. Please do "REPAIR TABLE `tbl_name`" to fix it!

    • REPAIR TABLE without USE_FRM upgrades the .frm file to the current version.

    • If you use REPAIR TABLE ...USE_FRM and your table was created by a different version of the MySQL server than the one you are currently running, REPAIR TABLE will not attempt to repair the table. In this case, the result set returned by REPAIR TABLE contains a line with a Msg_type value of error and a Msg_text value of Failed repairing incompatible .FRM file.

      Previously, use of REPAIR TABLE ...USE_FRM with a table created by a different version of the MySQL server risked the loss of all rows in the table.

    (Bug#36055)

  • mysql_upgrade now has a --tmpdir option to enable the location of temporary files to be specified. (Bug#36469)

Bugs fixed:

  • Important Change: The server no longer issues warnings for truncation of excess spaces for values inserted into CHAR columns. This reverts a change in the previous release that caused warnings to be issued. (Bug#30059)

  • Replication: CREATE VIEW statements containing extended comments were not written to the binary log correctly, causing parse errors on the slave. Now, all comments are stripped from such statements before being written to the binary log. (Bug#32575)

    See also Bug#36570.

  • mysqltest ignored the value of --tmpdir in one place. (Bug#36465)

  • Conversion of a FLOAT ZEROFILL value to string could cause a server crash if the value was NULL. (Bug#36139)

  • An error in calculation of the precision of zero-length items (such as NULL) caused a server crash for queries that employed temporary tables. (Bug#36023)

  • The server crashed inside NOT IN subqueries with an impossible WHERE or HAVING clause, such as NOT IN (SELECT ... FROM t1, t2, ... WHERE 0). (Bug#36005)

  • Grouping or ordering of long values in unindexed BLOB or TEXT columns with the gbk or big5 character set crashed the server. (Bug#35993)

  • SET GLOBAL debug='' resulted in a Valgrind warning in DbugParse(), which was reading beyond the end of the control string. (Bug#35986)

  • The combination of GROUP_CONCAT(), DISTINCT, and LEFT JOIN could crash the server when the right table is empty. (Bug#35298)

  • Several additional configuration scripts in the BUILD directory now are included in source distributions. These may be useful for users who wish to build MySQL from source. (See Section 2.16.3, “Installing from the Development Source Tree”, for information about what they do.) (Bug#34291)

  • The internal init_time() library function was renamed to my_init_time() to avoid conflicts with external libraries. (Bug#26294)

  • The parser used signed rather than unsigned values in some cases that caused legal lengths in column declarations to be rejected. (Bug#15776)

C.1.15. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.60sp1 [QSP] (27 June 2008)

This is a Service Pack release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.60). For this release, there are no such changes or fixes.

If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

C.1.16. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.60 [MRU] (28 April 2008)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.58). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • For binary .tar.gz packages, mysqld and other binaries now are compiled with debugging symbols included to enable easier use with a debugger. If you do not need debugging symbols and are short on disk space, you can use strip to remove the symbols from the binaries. (Bug#33252)

Bugs fixed:

  • Important Change: Security Fix: It was possible to circumvent privileges through the creation of MyISAM tables employing the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options to overwrite existing table files in the MySQL data directory. Use of the MySQL data directory in DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY path name is now disallowed.

    Note

    Additional fixes were made in MySQL 5.0.70.

    (Bug#32167, CVE-2008-2079)

    See also Bug#39277.

  • Incompatible Change: It was possible to use FRAC_SECOND as a synonym for MICROSECOND with DATE_ADD(), DATE_SUB(), and INTERVAL; now, using FRAC_SECOND with anything other than TIMESTAMPADD() or TIMESTAMPDIFF() produces a syntax error.

    It is now possible (and preferable) to use MICROSECOND with TIMESTAMPADD() and TIMESTAMPDIFF(), and FRAC_SECOND is now deprecated. (Bug#33834)

  • Important Change: The server handled truncation of values having excess trailing spaces into CHAR, VARCHAR, and TEXT columns in different ways. This behavior has now been made consistent for columns of all three of these types, and now follows the existing behavior of VARCHAR columns in this regard; that is, a Note is always issued whenever such truncation occurs.

    This change does not affect columns of these three types when using a binary encoding; BLOB columns are also unaffected by the change, since they always use a binary encoding. (Bug#30059)

  • Replication: insert_id was not written to the binary log for inserts into BLACKHOLE tables. (Bug#35178)

  • Replication: The character sets and collations used for constant identifiers in stored procedures were not replicated correctly. (Bug#34289)

  • Replication: An extraneous ROLLBACK statement was written to the binary log by a connection that did not use any transactional tables. (Bug#33329)

  • Replication: When a stored routine or trigger, running on a master that used MySQL 5.0 or MySQL 5.1.11 or earlier, performed an insert on an AUTO_INCREMENT column, the insert_id value was not replicated correctly to a slave running MySQL 5.1.12 or later (including any MySQL 6.0 release). (Bug#33029)

    See also Bug#19630.

  • Replication: STOP SLAVE did not stop connection attempts properly. If the IO slave thread was attempting to connect, STOP SLAVE waited for the attempt to finish, sometimes for a long period of time, rather than stopping the slave immediately. (Bug#31024)

    See also Bug#30932.

  • Replication: MASTER_POS_WAIT() did not return NULL when the server was not a slave. (Bug#26622)

  • Replication: The inspecific error message Wrong parameters to function register_slave resulted when START SLAVE failed to register on the master due to excess length of any the slave server options --report-host, --report-user, or --report-password. An error message specific to each of these options is now returned in such cases. The new error messages are:

    • Failed to register slave: too long 'report-host'

    • Failed to register slave: too long 'report-user'

    • Failed to register slave; too long 'report-password'

    (Bug#22989)

    See also Bug#19328.

  • Replication: START SLAVE UNTIL MASTER_LOG_POS=position issued on a slave that was using --log-slave-updates and that was involved in circular replication would cause the slave to run and stop one event later than that specified by the value of position. (Bug#13861)

  • Replication: PURGE BINARY LOGS TO and PURGE BINARY LOGS BEFORE did not handle missing binary log files correctly or in the same way. Now for both of these statements, if any files listed in the .index file are missing from the file system, the statement fails with an error.

  • On Windows, the installer attempted to use JScript to determine whether the target data directory already existed. On Windows Vista x64, this resulted in an error because the installer was attempting to run the JScript in a 32-bit engine, which wasn't registered on Vista. The installer no longer uses JScript but instead relies on a native WiX command. (Bug#36103)

  • There was a memory leak when connecting to a FEDERATED table using a connection string that had a host value of localhost or omitted the host and a port value of 0 or omitted the port. (Bug#35509)

  • Using LOAD DATA INFILE with a view could crash the server. (Bug#35469)

  • When a view containing a reference to DUAL was created, the reference was removed when the definition was stored, causing some queries against the view to fail with invalid SQL syntax errors. (Bug#35193)

  • Debugging symbols were missing for some executables in Windows binary distributions. (Bug#35104)

  • A query that performed a ref_or_null join where the second table used a key having one or columns that could be NULL and had a column value that was NULL caused the server to crash. (Bug#34945)

    This regression was introduced by Bug#12144.

  • Some binaries produced stack corruption messages due to being built with versions of bison older than 2.1. Builds are now created using bison 2.3. (Bug#34926)

  • mysqldump failed to return an error code when using the --master-data option without binary logging being enabled on the server. (Bug#34909)

  • Under some circumstances, the value of mysql_insert_id() following a SELECT ... INSERT statement could return an incorrect value. This could happen when the last SELECT ... INSERT did not involve an AUTO_INCREMENT column, but the value of mysql_insert_id() was changed by some previous statements. (Bug#34889)

  • Table and database names were mixed up in some places of the subquery transformation procedure. This could affect debugging trace output and further extensions of that procedure. (Bug#34830)

  • A malformed URL used for a FEDERATED table's CONNECTION option value in a CREATE TABLE statement was not handled correctly and could crash the server. (Bug#34788)

  • Queries such as SELECT ROW(1, 2) IN (SELECT t1.a, 2) FROM t1 GROUP BY t1.a (combining row constructors and subqueries in the FROM clause) could lead to assertion failure or unexpected error messages. (Bug#34763)

  • Using NAME_CONST() with a negative number and an aggregate function caused MySQL to crash. This could also have a negative impact on replication. (Bug#34749)

  • A memory-handling error associated with use of GROUP_CONCAT() in subqueries could result in a server crash. (Bug#34747)

  • For an indexed integer column col_name and a value N that is one greater than the maximum value allowed for the data type of col_name, conditions of the form WHERE col_name < N failed to return rows where the value of col_name is N - 1. (Bug#34731)

  • Executing a TRUNCATE statement on a table having both a foreign key reference and a DELETE trigger crashed the server. (Bug#34643)

  • Some subqueries using an expression that included an aggregate function could fail or in some cases lead to a crash of the server. (Bug#34620)

  • A server crash could occur if INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables built in memory were swapped out to disk during query execution. (Bug#34529)

  • CAST(AVG(arg) AS DECIMAL) produced incorrect results for non-DECIMAL arguments. (Bug#34512)

  • Under some conditions, a SET GLOBAL innodb_commit_concurrency or SET GLOBAL innodb_autoextend_increment statement could fail. (Bug#34223)

  • mysqldump attempts to set the character_set_results system variable after connecting to the server. This failed for pre-4.1 servers that have no such variable, but mysqldump did not account for this and 1) failed to dump database contents; 2) failed to produce any error message alerting the user to the problem. (Bug#34192)

  • For a FEDERATED table with an index on a nullable column, accessing the table could crash a server, return an incorrect result set, or return ERROR 1030 (HY000): Got error 1430 from storage engine. (Bug#33946)

  • A query using WHERE (column1='string1' AND column2=constant1) OR (column1='string2' AND column2=constant2), where col1 used a binary collation and string1 matched string2 except for case, failed to match any records even when matches were found by a query using the equivalent clause WHERE column2=constant1 OR column2=constant2. (Bug#33833)

  • Reuse of prepared statements could cause a memory leak in the embedded server. (Bug#33796)

  • Some queries using a combination of IN, CONCAT(), and an implicit type conversion could return an incorrect result. (Bug#33764)

  • In some cases a query that produced a result set when using ORDER BY ASC did not return any results when this was changed to ORDER BY DESC. (Bug#33758)

  • Disabling concurrent inserts caused some cacheable queries not to be saved in the query cache. (Bug#33756)

  • Certain combinations of views, subselects with outer references and stored routines or triggers could cause the server to crash. (Bug#33389)

  • SLEEP(0) failed to return on 64-bit Mac OS X due to a bug in pthread_cond_timedwait(). (Bug#33304)

  • Granting the UPDATE privilege on one column of a view caused the server to crash. (Bug#33201)

  • Under some circumstances a combination of aggregate functions and GROUP BY in a SELECT query over a view could lead to incorrect calculation of the result type of the aggregate function. This in turn could lead to incorrect results, or to crashes on debug builds of the server. (Bug#33049)

  • For DISTINCT queries, 4.0 and 4.1 stopped reading joined tables as soon as the first matching row was found. However, this optimization was lost in MySQL 5.0, which instead read all matching rows. This fix for this regression may result in a major improvement in performance for DISTINCT queries in cases where many rows match. (Bug#32942)

  • Incorrect assertions could cause a server crash for DELETE triggers for transactional tables. (Bug#32790)

  • Inserting strings with a common prefix into a table that used the ucs2 character set corrupted the table. (Bug#32705)

  • Queries using LIKE on tables having indexed CHAR columns using either of the eucjpms or ujis character sets did not return correct results. (Bug#32510)

  • Queries testing numeric constants containing leading zeroes against ZEROFILL columns were not evaluated correctly. (Bug#31887)

  • If an error occurred during file creation, the server sometimes did not remove the file, resulting in an unused file in the file system. (Bug#31781)

  • The server returned the error message Out of memory; restart server and try again when the actual problem was that the sort buffer was too small. Now an appropriate error message is returned in such cases. (Bug#31590)

  • When sorting privilege table rows, the server treated escaped wildcard characters (\% and \_) the same as unescaped wildcard characters (% and _), resulting in incorrect row ordering. (Bug#31194)

  • On Windows, SHOW PROCESSLIST could display process entries with a State value of *** DEAD ***. (Bug#30960)

  • If an alias was used to refer to the value returned by a stored function within a subselect, the outer select recognized the alias but failed to retrieve the value assigned to it in the subselect. (Bug#30787)

  • Binary logging for a stored procedure differed depending on whether or not execution occurred in a prepared statement. (Bug#30604)

  • An orphaned PID file from a no-longer-running process could cause mysql.server to wait for that process to exit even though it does not exist. (Bug#30378)

  • The mysql_config command would output CFLAGS values that were incompatible with C++ for the HP-UX platform. (Bug#29645)

  • The SQL parser did not accept an empty UNION=() clause. This meant that, when there were no underlying tables specified for a MERGE table, SHOW CREATE TABLE and mysqldump both output statements that could not be executed.

    Now it is possible to execute a CREATE TABLE or ALTER TABLE statement with an empty UNION=() clause. However, SHOW CREATE TABLE and mysqldump do not output the UNION=() clause if there are no underlying tables specified for a MERGE table. This also means it is now possible to remove the underlying tables for a MERGE table using ALTER TABLE ... UNION=(). (Bug#28248)

  • It was possible to exhaust memory by repeatedly running index_merge queries and never performing any FLUSH TABLES statements. (Bug#27732)

  • When utf8 was set as the connection character set, using SPACE() with a non-Unicode column produced an error. (Bug#27580)

    See also Bug#23637.

  • In ORDER BY clauses, mixing aggregate functions and non-grouping columns is not allowed if the ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY SQL mode is enabled. However, in some cases, no error was thrown because of insufficient checking. (Bug#27219)

  • For the --record_log_pos option, mysqlhotcopy now determines the slave status information from the result of SHOW SLAVE STATUS by using the Relay_Master_Log_File and Exec_Master_Log_Pos values rather than the Master_Log_File and Read_Master_Log_Pos values. This provides a more accurate indication of slave execution relative to the master. (Bug#27101)

  • The MySQL Instance Configuration Wizard would not allow you to choose a service name, even though the criteria for the service name were valid. The code that checks the name has been updated to support the correct criteria of any string less than 256 character and not containing either a forward or backward slash character. (Bug#27013)

  • config-win.h unconditionally defined bool as BOOL, causing problems on systems where bool is 1 byte and BOOL is 4 bytes. (Bug#26461)

  • On Windows, for distributions built with debugging support, mysql could crash if the user typed Control-C. (Bug#26243)

  • On Windows, an error in configure.js caused installation of source distributions to fail. (Bug#25340)

  • Using mysqldump in MySQL 5.1 resulted in dump files that could not be loaded in MySQL 5.0 because USING type_name options in index definitions appeared after the index column list, whereas 5.0 accepted only the old syntax that has USING before the column list. The parser in 5.0 now accepts USING following the column list. (Bug#25162)

  • The client library had no way to return an error if no connection had been established. This caused problems such as mysql_library_init() failing silently if no errmsg.sys file was available. (Bug#25097)

  • On Mac OS X, the StartupItem for MySQL did not work. (Bug#25008)

  • For Windows 64-bit builds, enabling shared-memory support caused client connections to fail. (Bug#24992)

  • If a user installed MySQL Server and set a password for the root user, and then uninstalled and reinstalled MySQL Server to the same location, the user could not use the MySQL Instance Config wizard to configure the server because the uninstall operation left the previous data directory intact. The config wizard assumed that any new install (not an upgrade) would have the default data directory where the root user has no password. The installer now writes a registry key named FoundExistingDataDir. If the installer finds an existing data directory, the key will have a value of 1, otherwise it will have a value of 0. When MySQLInstanceConfig.exe is run, it will attempt to read the key. If it can read the key, and the value is 1 and there is no existing instance of the server (indicating a new installation), the Config Wizard will allow the user to input the old password so the server can be configured. (Bug#24215)

  • The MySQL header files contained some duplicate macro definitions that could cause compilation problems. (Bug#23839)

  • SHOW COLUMNS on a TEMPOARY table caused locking issues. (Bug#23588)

  • For distributions compiled with the bundled libedit library, there were difficulties using the mysql client to enter input for non-ASCII or multi-byte characters. (Bug#23097)

  • On Mac OS X, mysqld did not react to Ctrl-C when run under gdb, even when run with the --gdb option. (Bug#21567)

  • mysql-stress-test.pl and mysqld_multi.server.sh were missing from some binary distributions. (Bug#21023, Bug#25486)

  • A SET column whose definition specified 64 elements could not be updated using integer values. (Bug#15409)

  • MySQLInstanceConfig.exe did not save the innodb_data_home_dir value to the my.ini file under certain circumstances. (Bug#6627)

C.1.17. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.58 [MRU] (05 March 2008)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.56). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • Cluster API: Important Change: Because NDB_LE_MemoryUsage.page_size_kb shows memory page sizes in bytes rather than kilobytes, it has been renamed to page_size_bytes. The name page_size_kb is now deprecated and thus subject to removal in a future release, although it currently remains supported for reasons of backward compatibility. See The Ndb_logevent_type Type, for more information about NDB_LE_MemoryUsage. (Bug#30271)

  • The ndbd and ndb_mgmd man pages have been reclassified from volume 1 to volume 8. (Bug#34642)

  • mysqltest now has mkdir and rmdir commands for creating and removing directories. (Bug#31004)

Bugs fixed:

  • MySQL Cluster: When configured with NDB support, MySQL failed to compile using gcc 4.3 on 64bit FreeBSD systems. (Bug#34169)

  • MySQL Cluster: The failure of a DDL statement could sometimes lead to node failures when attempting to execute subsequent DDL statements. (Bug#34160)

  • MySQL Cluster: Extremely long SELECT statements (where the text of the statement was in excess of 50000 characters) against NDB tables returned empty results. (Bug#34107)

  • MySQL Cluster: A periodic failure to flush the send buffer by the NDB TCP transporter could cause a unnecessary delay of 10 ms between operations. (Bug#34005)

  • MySQL Cluster: When all data and SQL nodes in the cluster were shut down abnormally (that is, other than by using STOP in the cluster management client), ndb_mgm used excessive amounts of CPU. (Bug#33237)

  • MySQL Cluster: Transaction atomicity was sometimes not preserved between reads and inserts under high loads. (Bug#31477)

  • MySQL Cluster: Numerous NDBCLUSTER test failures occurred in builds compiled using icc on IA64 platforms. (Bug#31239)

  • MySQL Cluster: Having tables with a great many columns could cause Cluster backups to fail. (Bug#30172)

  • MySQL Cluster: Issuing an INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE concurrently with or following a TRUNCATE statement on an NDB table failed with NDB error 4350 Transaction already aborted. (Bug#29851)

  • MySQL Cluster: It was possible in config.ini to define cluster nodes having node IDs greater than the maximum allowed value. (Bug#28298)

  • Cluster API: When reading a BIT(64) value using NdbOperation:getValue(), 12 bytes were written to the buffer rather than the expected 8 bytes. (Bug#33750)

  • mysql_explain_log concatenated multiple-line statements, causing malformed results for statements that contained SQL comments beginning with --. (Bug#34339)

  • Executing an ALTER VIEW statement on a table crashed the server. (Bug#34337)

  • Passing anything other than a integer to a LIMIT clause in a prepared statement would fail. (This limitation was introduced to avoid replication problems; for example, replicating the statement with a string argument would cause a parse failure in the slave). Now, arguments to the LIMIT clause are converted to integer values, and these converted values are used when logging the statement. (Bug#33851)

  • An internal buffer in mysql was too short. Overextending it could cause stack problems or segmentation violations on some architectures. (This is not a problem that could be exploited to run arbitrary code.) (Bug#33841)

  • Large unsigned integers were improperly handled for prepared statements, resulting in truncation or conversion to negative numbers. (Bug#33798)

  • make_binary_distribution passed the --print-libgcc-file option to the C compiler, but this does not work with the ICC compiler. (Bug#33536)

  • When MySQL was built with OpenSSL, the SSL library was not properly initialized with information of which endpoint it was (server or client), causing connection failures. (Bug#33050)

  • Repeated creation and deletion of views within prepared statements could eventually crash the server. (Bug#32890)

    See also Bug#34587.

  • Executing a prepared statement associated with a materialized cursor sent to the client a metadata packet with incorrect table and database names. The problem occurred because the server sent the name of the temporary table used by the cursor instead of the table name of the original table.

    The same problem occured when selecting from a view, in which case the name of the table name was sent, rather than the name of the view. (Bug#32265)

  • InnoDB adaptive hash latches could be held too long, resulting in a server crash. This fix may also provide significant performance improvements on systems on which many queries using filesorts with temporary tables are being performed. (Bug#32149)

  • SHOW STATUS caused a server crash if InnoDB had not been initialized. (Bug#32083)

  • The mysqld crash handler failed on Windows. (Bug#31745)

  • The MySQL preferences pane did not work to start or stop MySQL on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). (Bug#28854)

  • For upgrading to a new major version using RPM packages (such as 4.1 to 5.0), if the installation procedure found an existing MySQL server running, it could fail to shut down the old server, but also erroneously removed the server's socket file. Now the procedure checks for an existing server package from a different vendor or major MySQL version. In such case, it refuses to install the server and recommends how to safely remove the old packages before installing the new ones. (Bug#28555)

  • mysqlhotcopy silently skipped databases with names consisting of two alphanumeric characters. (Bug#28460)

  • mysql did not use its completion table. Also, the table contained few entries. (Bug#24624)

  • mysql_config output did not include -lmygcc on some platforms when it was needed. (Bug#21158)

C.1.18. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.56sp1 [QSP] (30 March 2008)

This is a Service Pack release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied in MySQL 5.0.56sp1 since the previous MySQL Enterprise Server Quarterly Service Pack release (5.0.50sp1a). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • mysqldump produces a -- Dump completed on DATE comment at the end of the dump if --comments is given. The date causes dump files for identical data take at different times to appear to be different. The new options --dump-date and --skip-dump-date control whether the date is added to the comment. --skip-dump-date suppresses date printing. The default is --dump-date (include the date in the comment). (Bug#31077)

  • The mysql_odbc_escape_string() C API function has been removed. It has multi-byte character escaping issues, doesn't honor the NO_BACKSLASH_ESCAPES SQL mode and is not needed anymore by Connector/ODBC as of 3.51.17. (Bug#29592)

  • The default value of the connect_timeout system variable was increased from 5 to 10 seconds. This might help in cases where clients frequently encounter errors of the form Lost connection to MySQL server at 'XXX', system error: errno. (Bug#28359)

  • The use of InnoDB hash indexes now can be controlled by setting the new innodb_adaptive_hash_index system variable at server startup. By default, this variable is enabled. See Section 13.2.10.4, “Adaptive Hash Indexes”.

  • The argument for the mysql-test-run.pl --do-test and --skip-test options is now interpreted as a Perl regular expression if there is a pattern metacharacter in the argument value. This allows more flexible specification of which tests to perform or skip.

Bugs fixed:

  • Security Fix: Using RENAME TABLE against a table with explicit DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options can be used to overwrite system table information by replacing the symbolic link points. the file to which the symlink points.

    MySQL will now return an error when the file to which the symlink points already exists. (Bug#32111, CVE-2007-5969)

  • Security Fix: ALTER VIEW retained the original DEFINER value, even when altered by another user, which could allow that user to gain the access rights of the view. Now ALTER VIEW is allowed only to the original definer or users with the SUPER privilege. (Bug#29908)

  • Security Fix: When using a FEDERATED table, the local server could be forced to crash if the remote server returned a result with fewer columns than expected. (Bug#29801)

  • Security Enhancement: It was possible to force an error message of excessive length which could lead to a buffer overflow. This has been made no longer possible as a security precaution. (Bug#32707)

  • Incompatible Change: With ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY SQL mode enabled, queries such as SELECT a FROM t1 HAVING COUNT(*)>2 were not being rejected as they should have been.

    This fix results in the following behavior:

    • There is a check against mixing group and non-group columns only when ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY is enabled.

    • This check is done both for the select list and for the HAVING clause if there is one.

    This behavior differs from previous versions as follows:

    (Bug#31794)

  • Incompatible Change: The MySQL 5.0.50 patch for this bug was reverted because it changed the behavior of a General Availability MySQL release. (Bug#30234)

    See also Bug#27525.

  • Incompatible Change: It was possible to create a view having a column whose name consisted of an empty string or space characters only.

    One result of this bug fix is that aliases for columns in the view SELECT statement are checked to ensure that they are legal column names. In particular, the length must be within the maximum column length of 64 characters, not the maximum alias length of 256 characters. This can cause problems for replication or loading dump files. For additional information and workarounds, see Section F.4, “Restrictions on Views”. (Bug#27695)

    See also Bug#31202.

  • Incompatible Change: Several type-preserving functions and operators returned an incorrect result type that does not match their argument types: COALESCE(), IF(), IFNULL(), LEAST(), GREATEST(), CASE. These now aggregate using the precise SQL types of their arguments rather than the internal type. In addition, the result type of the STR_TO_DATE() function is now DATETIME by default. (Bug#27216)

  • Incompatible Change: It was possible for option files to be read twice at program startup, if some of the standard option file locations turned out to be the same directory. Now duplicates are removed from the list of files to be read.

    Also, users could not override system-wide settings using ~/.my.cnf because SYSCONFDIR/my.cnf was read last. The latter file now is read earlier so that ~/.my.cnf can override system-wide settings.

    The fix for this problem had a side effect such that on Unix, MySQL programs looked for options in ~/my.cnf rather than the standard location of ~/.my.cnf. That problem was addressed as Bug#38180. (Bug#20748)

  • Important Change: MySQL Cluster: AUTO_INCREMENT columns had the following problems when used in NDB tables:

    • The AUTO_INCREMENT counter was not updated correctly when such a column was updated.

    • AUTO_INCREMENT values were not prefetched beyond statement boundaries.

    • AUTO_INCREMENT values were not handled correctly with INSERT IGNORE statements.

    • After being set, ndb_autoincrement_prefetch_sz showed a value of 1, regardless of the value it had actually been set to.

    As part of this fix, the behavior of ndb_autoincrement_prefetch_sz has changed. Setting this to less than 32 no longer has any effect on prefetching within statements (where IDs are now always obtained in batches of 32 or more), but only between statements. The default value for this variable has also changed, and is now 1. (Bug#25176, Bug#31956, Bug#32055)

  • Important Change: Replication: When the master crashed during an update on a transactional table while in autocommit mode, the slave failed. This fix causes every transaction (including autocommit transactions) to be recorded in the binlog as starting with a BEGIN and ending with a COMMIT or ROLLBACK. (Bug#26395)

  • Replication: Important Note: Network timeouts between the master and the slave could result in corruption of the relay log. This fix rectifies a long-standing replication issue when using unreliable networks, including replication over wide area networks such as the Internet. If you experience reliability issues and see many You have an error in your SQL syntax errors on replication slaves, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to a MySQL version which includes this fix. (Bug#26489)

  • MySQL Cluster: An improperly reset internal signal was observed as a hang when using events in the NDB API but could result in various errors. (Bug#33206)

  • MySQL Cluster: Incorrectly handled parameters could lead to a crash in the Transaction Coordinator during a node failure, causing other data nodes to fail. (Bug#33168)

  • MySQL Cluster: The failure of a master node could lead to subsequent failures in local checkpointing. (Bug#32160)

  • MySQL Cluster: An uninitialized variable in the NDB storage engine code led to AUTO_INCREMENT failures when the server was compiled with gcc 4.2.1. (Bug#31848)

    This regression was introduced by Bug#27437.

  • MySQL Cluster: An error with an if statement in sql/ha_ndbcluster.cc could potentially lead to an infinite loop in case of failure when working with AUTO_INCREMENT columns in NDB tables. (Bug#31810)

  • MySQL Cluster: The NDB storage engine code was not safe for strict-alias optimization in gcc 4.2.1. (Bug#31761)

  • MySQL Cluster: Primary keys on variable-length columns (such as VARCHAR) did not work correctly. (Bug#31635)

  • MySQL Cluster: Transaction timeouts were not handled well in some circumstances, leading to excessive number of transactions being aborted unnecessarily. (Bug#30379)

  • MySQL Cluster: In some cases, the cluster managment server logged entries multiple times following a restart of mgmd. (Bug#29565)

  • MySQL Cluster: An interpreted program of sufficient size and complexity could cause all cluster data nodes to shut down due to buffer overruns. (Bug#29390)

  • MySQL Cluster: UPDATE IGNORE could sometimes fail on NDB tables due to the use of unitialized data when checking for duplicate keys to be ignored. (Bug#25817)

  • MySQL Cluster: When inserting a row into an NDB table with a duplicate value for a non-primary unique key, the error issued would reference the wrong key.

    This improves on an initial fix for this issue made in MySQL 5.0.30 and MySQL 5.0.33 (Bug#21072)

  • Replication: A CREATE USER, DROP USER, or RENAME USER statement that fails on the master, or that is a duplicate of any of these statements, is no longer written to the binlog; previously, either of these occurrences could cause the slave to fail.

    (Bug#33862)

    See also Bug#29749.

  • Replication: SHOW BINLOG EVENTS could fail when the binlog contained one or more events whose size was close to the value of max_allowed_packet. (Bug#33413)

  • Replication: SQL statements containing comments using -- syntax were not replayable by mysqlbinlog, even though such statements replicated correctly. (Bug#32205)

  • Replication: It was possible for the name of the relay log file to exceed the amount of memory reserved for it, possibly leading to a crash of the server. (Bug#31836)

    See also Bug#28597.

  • Replication: Corruption of log events caused the server to crash on 64-bit Linux systems having 4 GB of memory or more. (Bug#31793)

  • Replication: Use of the @@hostname system variable in inserts in mysql_system_tables_data.sql did not replicate. The workaround is to select its value into a user variable (which does replicate) and insert that. (Bug#31167)

  • Replication: Issuing a DROP VIEW statement caused replication to fail if the view did not actually exist. (Bug#30998)

  • Replication: One thread could read uninitialized memory from the stack of another thread. This issue was only known to occur in a mysqld process acting as both a master and a slave. (Bug#30752)

  • Replication: Replication of LOAD DATA INFILE could fail when read_buffer_size was larger than max_allowed_packet. (Bug#30435)

  • Replication: Setting server_id did not update its value for the current session. (Bug#28908)

  • Replication: Due a previous change in how the default name and location of the binary log file were determined, replication failed following some upgrades. (Bug#28597, Bug#28603)

    See also Bug#31836.

    This regression was introduced by Bug#20166.

  • Replication: Stored procedures having BIT parameters were not replicated correctly. (Bug#26199)

  • Replication: Issuing SHOW SLAVE STATUS as mysqld was shutting down could cause a crash. (Bug#26000)

  • Replication: An UPDATE statement using a stored function that modified a non-transactional table was not logged if it failed. This caused the copy of the non-transactional table on the master have a row that the copy on the slave did not.

    In addition, when an INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statement encountered a duplicate key constraint, but the UPDATE did not actually change any data, the statement was not logged. As a result of this fix, such statements are now treated the same for logging purposes as other UPDATE statements, and so are written to the binary log. (Bug#23333)

    See also Bug#12713.

  • Replication: A replication slave sometimes failed to reconnect because it was unable to run SHOW SLAVE HOSTS. It was not necessary to run this statement on slaves (since the master should track connection IDs), and the execution of this statement by slaves was removed. (Bug#21132)

    See also Bug#13963, Bug#21869.

  • The server crashed when executing a query that had a subquery containing an equality X=Y where Y referred to a named select list expression from the parent select. The server crashed when trying to use the X=Y equality for ref-based access. (Bug#33794)

  • Use of uninitialized memory for filesort in a subquery caused a server crash. (Bug#33675)

  • The server could crash when REPEAT or another control instruction was used in conjunction with labels and a LEAVE instruction. (Bug#33618)

  • The parser allowed control structures in compound statements to have mismatched beginning and ending labels. (Bug#33618)

  • SET GLOBAL myisam_max_sort_file_size=DEFAULT set myisam_max_sort_file_size to an incorrect value. (Bug#33382)

    See also Bug#31177.

  • CREATE TABLE ... SELECT created tables that for date columns used the obsolete Field_date type instead of Field_newdate. (Bug#33256)

  • For DECIMAL columns used with the ROUND(X,D) or TRUNCATE(X,D) function with a non-constant value of D, adding an ORDER BY for the function result produced misordered output. (Bug#33143)

    See also Bug#33402, Bug#30617.

  • Some valid SELECT statements could not be used as views due to incorrect column reference resolution. (Bug#33133)

  • The fix for Bug#11230 and Bug#26215 introduced a significant input-parsing slowdown for the mysql client. This has been corrected. (Bug#33057)

  • UNION constructs cannot contain SELECT ... INTO except in the final SELECT. However, if a UNION was used in a subquery and an INTO clause appeared in the top-level query, the parser interpreted it as having appeared in the UNION and raised an error. (Bug#32858)

  • The correct data type for a NULL column resulting from a UNION could be determined incorrectly in some cases: 1) Not correctly inferred as NULL depending on the number of selects; 2) Not inferred correctly as NULL if one select used a subquery. (Bug#32848)

  • An ORDER BY query using IS NULL in the WHERE clause did not return correct results. (Bug#32815)

  • For queries containing GROUP_CONCAT(DISTINCT col_list ORDER BY col_list), there was a limitation that the DISTINCT columns had to be the same as ORDER BY columns. Incorrect results could be returned if this was not true. (Bug#32798)

  • Use of the cp932 character set with CAST() in an ORDER BY clause could cause a server crash. (Bug#32726)

  • A subquery using an IS NULL check of a column defined as NOT NULL in a table used in the FROM clause of the outer query produced an invalid result. (Bug#32694)

  • Specifying a non-existent column for an INSERT DELAYED statement caused a server crash rather than producing an error. (Bug#32676)

  • Use of CLIENT_MULTI_QUERIES caused libmysqld to crash. (Bug#32624)

  • The INTERVAL() function incorrectly handled NULL values in the value list. (Bug#32560)

  • Use of a NULL-returning GROUP BY expression in conjunction with WITH ROLLUP could cause a server crash. (Bug#32558)

    See also Bug#31095.

  • A SELECT ... GROUP BY bit_column query failed with an assertion if the length of the BIT column used for the GROUP BY was not an integer multiple of 8. (Bug#32556)

  • Using SELECT INTO OUTFILE with 8-bit ENCLOSED BY characters led to corrupted data when the data was reloaded using LOAD DATA INFILE. This was because SELECT INTO OUTFILE failed to escape the 8-bit characters. (Bug#32533)

  • For FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK, the server failed to properly detect write-locked tables when running with low-priority updates, resulting in a crash or deadlock. (Bug#32528)

  • A build problem introduced in MySQL 5.0.52 was resolved: The x86 32-bit Intel icc-compiled server binary had unwanted dependences on Intel icc runtime libraries. (Bug#32514)

  • The rules for valid column names were being applied differently for base tables and views. (Bug#32496)

  • Sending several KILL QUERY statements to target a connection running SELECT SLEEP() could freeze the server. (Bug#32436)

  • ssl-cipher values in option files were not being read by libmysqlclient. (Bug#32429)

  • Repeated execution of a query containing a CASE expression and numerous AND and OR relations could crash the server. The root cause of the issue was determined to be that the internal SEL_ARG structure was not properly initialized when created. (Bug#32403)

  • Referencing within a subquery an alias used in the SELECT list of the outer query was incorrectly permitted. (Bug#32400)

  • An ORDER BY query on a view created using a FEDERATED table as a base table caused the server to crash. (Bug#32374)

  • Comparison of a BIGINT NOT NULL column with a constant arithmetic expression that evaluated to NULL mistakenly caused the error Column '...' cannot be null (error 1048). (Bug#32335)

  • Assigning a 65,536-byte string to a TEXT column (which can hold a maximum of 65,535 bytes) resulted in truncation without a warning. Now a truncation warning is generated. (Bug#32282)

  • The LAST_DAY() function returns a DATE value, but internally the value did not have the time fields zeroed and calculations involving the value could return incorrect results. (Bug#32270)

  • MIN() and MAX() could return incorrect results when an index was present if a loose index scan was used. (Bug#32268)

  • Memory corruption could occur due to large index map in Range checked for each record status reported by EXPLAIN SELECT. The problem was based in an incorrectly calculated length of the buffer used to store a hexadecimal representation of an index map, which could result in buffer overrun and stack corruption under some circumstances. (Bug#32241)

  • Various test program cleanups were made: 1) mytest and libmysqltest were removed. 2) bug25714 displays an error message when invoked with incorrect arguments or the --help option. 3) mysql_client_test exits cleanly with a proper error status. (Bug#32221)

  • The default grant tables on Windows contained information for host production.mysql.com, which should not be there. (Bug#32219)

  • Under certain conditions, the presence of a GROUP BY clause could cause an ORDER BY clause to be ignored. (Bug#32202)

  • For comparisons of the form date_col OP datetime_const (where OP is =, <, >, <=, or >=), the comparison is done using DATETIME values, per the fix for Bug#27590. However that fix caused any index on date_col not to be used and compromised performance. Now the index is used again. (Bug#32198)

  • DATETIME arguments specified in numeric form were treated by DATE_ADD() as DATE values. (Bug#32180)

  • InnoDB does not support SPATIAL indexes, but could crash when asked to handle one. Now an error is returned. (Bug#32125)

  • The server crashed on optimizations involving a join of INT and MEDIUMINT columns and a system variable in the WHERE clause. (Bug#32103)

  • With lower_case_table_names set, CREATE TABLE LIKE was treated differently by libmysqld than by the non-embedded server. (Bug#32063)

  • Within a subquery, UNION was handled differently than at the top level, which could result in incorrect results or a server crash. (Bug#32036, Bug#32051)

  • User-defined functions are not loaded if the server is started with the --skip-grant-tables option, but the server did not properly handle this case and issued an Out of memory error message instead. (Bug#32020)

  • HOUR(), MINUTE(), and SECOND() could return non-zero values for DATE arguments. (Bug#31990)

  • A column with malformed multi-byte characters could cause the full-text parser to go into an infinite loop. (Bug#31950)

  • Changing the SQL mode to cause dates with “zero” parts to be considered invalid (such as '1000-00-00') could result in indexed and non-indexed searches returning different results for a column that contained such dates. (Bug#31928)

  • In debug builds, testing the result of an IN subquery against NULL caused an assertion failure. (Bug#31884)

  • mysql-test-run.pl sometimes set up test scenarios in which the same port number was passed to multiple servers, causing one of them to be unable to start. (Bug#31880)

  • Comparison results for BETWEEN were different from those for operators like < and > for DATETIME-like values with trailing extra characters such as '2007-10-01 00:00:00 GMT-6'. BETWEEN treated the values as DATETIME, whereas the other operators performed a binary-string comparison. Now they all uniformly use a DATETIME comparison, but generate warnings for values with trailing garbage. (Bug#31800)

  • Name resolution for correlated subqueries and HAVING clauses failed to distinguish which of two was being performed when there was a reference to an outer aliased field. This could result in error messages about a HAVING clause for queries that had no such clause. (Bug#31797)

  • The server could crash during filesort for ORDER BY based on expressions with INET_NTOA() or OCT() if those functions returned NULL. (Bug#31758)

  • For a fatal error during a filesort in find_all_keys(), the error was returned without the necessary handler uninitialization, causing an assertion failure. (Bug#31742)

  • The examined-rows count was not incremented for const queries. (Bug#31700)

  • The mysql_change_user() C API function was subject to buffer overflow. (Bug#31669)

  • For SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE, if the ENCLOSED BY string is empty and the FIELDS TERMINATED BY string started with a special character (one of n, t, r, b, 0, Z, or N), every occurrence of the character within field values would be duplicated. (Bug#31663)

  • SHOW COLUMNS and DESCRIBE displayed null as the column type for a view with no valid definer. This caused mysqldump to produce a non-reloadable dump file for the view. (Bug#31662)

  • The mysqlbug script did not include the correct values of CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS that were used to configure the distribution. (Bug#31644)

  • ucs2 does not work as a client character set, but attempts to use it as such were not rejected. Now character_set_client cannot be set to ucs2. This also affects statements such as SET NAMES and SET CHARACTER SET. (Bug#31615)

  • A buffer used when setting variables was not dimensioned to accommodate the trailing '\0' byte, so a single-byte buffer overrun was possible. (Bug#31588)

  • HAVING could treat lettercase of table aliases incorrectly if lower_case_table_names was enabled. (Bug#31562)

  • The fix for Bug#24989 introduced a problem such that a NULL thread handler could be used during a rollback operation. This problem is unlikely to be seen in practice. (Bug#31517)

  • Killing a CREATE TABLE ... LIKE statement that was waiting for a name lock caused a server crash. When the statement was killed, the server attempted to release locks that were not held. (Bug#31479)

  • The length of the result from IFNULL() could be calculated incorrectly because the sign of the result was not taken into account. (Bug#31471)

  • Queries that used the ref access method or index-based subquery execution over indexes that have DECIMAL columns could fail with an error Column col_name cannot be null. (Bug#31450)

  • SELECT 1 REGEX NULL caused an assertion failure for debug servers. (Bug#31440)

  • Executing RENAME while tables were open for use with HANDLER statements could cause a server crash. (Bug#31409)

  • mysql-test-run.pl tried to create files in a directory where it could not be expected to have write permission. mysqltest created .reject files in a directory other than the one where test results go. (Bug#31398)

  • DROP USER caused an increase in memory usage. (Bug#31347)

  • For an almost-full MyISAM table, an insert that failed could leave the table in a corrupt state. (Bug#31305)

  • myisamchk --unpack could corrupt a table that when unpacked has static (fixed-length) row format. (Bug#31277)

  • CONVERT(val, DATETIME) would fail on invalid input, but processing was not aborted for the WHERE clause, leading to a server crash. (Bug#31253)

  • Allocation of an insufficiently large group-by buffer following creation of a temporary table could lead to a server crash. (Bug#31249)

  • Use of DECIMAL(n, n) ZEROFILL in GROUP_CONCAT() could cause a server crash. (Bug#31227)

  • Server variables could not be set to their current values on Linux platforms. (Bug#31177)

    See also Bug#6958.

  • WIth small values of myisam_sort_buffer_size, REPAIR TABLE for MyISAM tables could cause a server crash. (Bug#31174)

  • If MAKETIME() returned NULL when used in an ORDER BY that was evaluated using filesort, a server crash could result. (Bug#31160)

  • Full-text searches on ucs2 columns caused a server crash. (FULLTEXT indexes on ucs2 columns cannot be used, but it should be possible to perform IN BOOLEAN MODE searches on ucs2 columns without a crash.) (Bug#31159)

  • Data in BLOB or GEOMETRY columns could be cropped when performing a UNION query. (Bug#31158)

  • An assertion designed to detect a bug in the ROLLUP implementation would incorrectly be triggered when used in a subquery context with non-cacheable statements. (Bug#31156)

  • Selecting spatial types in a UNION could cause a server crash. (Bug#31155)

  • Use of GROUP_CONCAT(DISTINCT bit_column) caused an assertion failure. (Bug#31154)

  • The server crashed in the parser when running out of memory. Memory handling in the parser has been improved to gracefully return an error when out-of-memory conditions occur in the parser. (Bug#31153)

  • MySQL declares a UNIQUE key as a PRIMARY key if it doesn't have NULL columns and is not a partial key, and the PRIMARY key must alway be the first key. However, in some cases, a non-first key could be reported as PRIMARY, leading to an assert failure by InnoDB. This is fixed by correcting the key sort order. (Bug#31137)

  • GROUP BY NULL WITH ROLLUP could cause a server crash. (Bug#31095)

    See also Bug#32558.

  • REGEXP operations could cause a server crash for character sets such as ucs2. Now the arguments are converted to utf8 if possible, to allow correct results to be produced if the resulting strings contain only 8-bit characters. (Bug#31081)

  • Internal conversion routines could fail for several multi-byte character sets (big5, cp932, euckr, gb2312, sjis) for empty strings or during evaluation of SOUNDS LIKE. (Bug#31069, Bug#31070)

  • Many nested subqueries in a single query could led to excessive memory consumption and possibly a crash of the server. (Bug#31048)

  • The MOD() function and the % operator crashed the server for a divisor less than 1 with a very long fractional part. (Bug#31019)

  • On Windows, the pthread_mutex_trylock() implementation was incorrect. (Bug#30992)

  • A character set introducer followed by a hexadecimal or bit-value literal did not check its argument and could return an ill-formed result for invalid input. (Bug#30986)

  • CHAR(str USING charset) did not check its argument and could return an ill-formed result for invalid input. (Bug#30982)

  • The result from CHAR(str USING ucs2) did not add a leading 0x00 byte for input strings with an odd number of bytes. (Bug#30981)

  • The GeomFromText() function could cause a server crash if the first argument was NULL or the empty string. (Bug#30955)

  • MAKEDATE() incorrectly moved year values in the 100-200 range into the 1970-2069 range. (This is legitimate for 00-99, but three-digit years should be used unchanged.) (Bug#30951)

  • When invoked with constant arguments, STR_TO_DATE() could use a cached value for the format string and return incorrect results. (Bug#30942)

  • GROUP_CONCAT() returned ',' rather than an empty string when the argument column contained only empty strings. (Bug#30897)

  • ROUND(X,D) or TRUNCATE(X,D) for non-constant values of D could crash the server if these functions were used in an ORDER BY that was resolved using filesort. (Bug#30889)

  • For MEMORY tables, lookups for NULL values in BTREE indexes could return incorrect results. (Bug#30885)

  • Calling NAME_CONST() with non-constant arguments triggered an assertion failure. Non-constant arguments are now disallowed. (Bug#30832)

  • For a spatial column with a regular (non-SPATIAL) index, queries failed if the optimizer tried to use the index. (Bug#30825)

  • Values for the --tc-heuristic-recover option incorrectly were treated as values for the --myisam-stats-method option. (Bug#30821)

  • The optimizer incorrectly optimized conditions out of the WHERE clause in some queries involving subqueries and indexed columns. (Bug#30788)

  • Improper calculation of CASE expression results could lead to value truncation. (Bug#30782)

  • On Windows, the pthread_mutex_trylock() implementation was incorrect. One symptom was that invalidating the query cache could cause a server crash. (Bug#30768)

  • A multiple-table UPDATE involving transactional and non-transactional tables caused an assertion failure. (Bug#30763)

  • Under some circumstances, CREATE TABLE ... SELECT could crash the server or incorrectly report that the table row size was too large. (Bug#30736)

  • Using the MIN() or MAX() function to select one part of a multi-part key could cause a crash when the function result was NULL. (Bug#30715)

  • The optimizer could ignore ORDER BY in cases when the result set is ordered by filesort, resulting in rows being returned in incorrect order. (Bug#30666)

  • MyISAM tables could not exceed 4294967295 (2^32 - 1) rows on Windows. (Bug#30638)

  • mysql-test-run.pl could not run mysqld with root privileges. (Bug#30630)

  • For MEMORY tables, DELETE statements that remove rows based on an index read could fail to remove all matching rows. (Bug#30590)

  • Using GROUP BY on an expression of the form timestamp_col DIV number caused a server crash due to incorrect calculation of number of decimals. (Bug#30587)

  • The options available to the CHECK TABLE statement were also allowed in OPTIMIZE TABLE and ANALYZE TABLE statements, but caused corruption during their execution. These options were never supported for these statements, and an error is now raised if you try to apply these options to these statements. (Bug#30495)

  • When expanding a * in a USING or NATURAL join, the check for table access for both tables in the join was done using only the grant information of the first table. (Bug#30468)

  • When casting a string value to an integer, cases where the input string contained a decimal point and was long enough to overrun the unsigned long long type were not handled correctly. The position of the decimal point was not taken into account which resulted in miscalculated numbers and incorrect truncation to appropriate SQL data type limits. (Bug#30453)

  • Versions of mysqldump from MySQL 4.1 or higher tried to use START TRANSACTION WITH CONSISTENT SNAPSHOT if the --single-transaction and --master-data options were given, even with servers older than 4.1 that do not support consistent snapshots. (Bug#30444)

  • For CREATE ... SELECT ... FROM, where the resulting table contained indexes, adding SQL_BUFFER_RESULT to the SELECT part caused index corruption in the table. (Bug#30384)

  • The optimizer made incorrect assumptions about the value of the is_member value for user-defined functions, sometimes resulting in incorrect ordering of UDF results. (Bug#30355)

  • Some valid euc-kr characters having the second byte in the ranges [0x41..0x5A] and [0x61..0x7A] were rejected. (Bug#30315)

  • Simultaneous ALTER TABLE statements for BLACKHOLE tables caused 100% CPU use due to locking problems. (Bug#30294)

  • Setting certain values on a table using a spatial index could cause the server to crash. (Bug#30286)

  • Tables with a GEOMETRY column could be marked as corrupt if you added a non-SPATIAL index on a GEOMETRY column. (Bug#30284)

  • Some INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables are intended for internal use, but could be accessed by using SHOW statements. (Bug#30079)

  • On some 64-bit systems, inserting the largest negative value into a BIGINT column resulted in incorrect data. (Bug#30069)

  • Specifying the --without-geometry option for configure caused server compilation to fail. (Bug#29972)

  • Under some circumstances, a UDF initialization function could be passed incorrect argument lengths. (Bug#29804)

  • configure did not find nss on some Linux platforms. (Bug#29658)

  • InnoDB had a race condition for an adaptive hash rw-lock waiting for an X-lock. This fix may also provide significant speed improvements on systems experiencing problems with contention for the adaptive hash index. (Bug#29560)

  • Views were treated as insertable even if some base table columns with no default value were omitted from the view definition. (This is contrary to the condition for insertability that a view must contain all columns in the base table that do not have a default value.) (Bug#29477)

  • The mysql client program now ignores Unicode byte order mark (BOM) characters at the beginning of input files. Previously, it read them and sent them to the server, resulting in a syntax error.

    Presence of a BOM does not cause mysql to change its default character set. To do that, invoke mysql with an option such as --default-character-set=utf8. (Bug#29323)

  • For transactional tables, an error during a multiple-table DELETE statement did not roll back the statement. (Bug#29136)

  • The log and log_slow_queries system variables were displayed by SHOW VARIABLES but could not be accessed in expressions as @@log and @@log_slow_queries. Also, attempting to set them with SET produced an incorrect Unknown system variable message. Now these variables can be accessed in expressions and attempting to set their values produces an error message that the variable is read only. (Bug#29131)

  • Denormalized double-precision numbers cannot be handled properly by old MIPS pocessors. For IRIX, this is now handled by enabling a mode to use a software workaround. (Bug#29085)

  • SHOW VARIABLES did not display the relay_log, relay_log_index, or relay_log_info_file system variables. (Bug#28893)

  • When doing a DELETE on a table that involved a JOIN with MyISAM or MERGE tables and the JOIN referred to the same table, the operation could fail reporting ERROR 1030 (HY000): Got error 134 from storage engine. This was because scans on the table contents would change because of rows that had already been deleted. (Bug#28837)

  • On Windows, mysql_upgrade created temporary files in C:\ and did not clean them up. (Bug#28774)

  • Index hints specified in view definitions were ignored when using the view to select from the base table. (Bug#28702)

  • Views do not have indexes, so index hints do not apply. Use of index hints when selecting from a view is now disallowed. (Bug#28701)

  • After changing the SQL mode to a restrictive value that would make already-inserted dates in a column be considered invalid, searches returned different results depending on whether the column was indexed. (Bug#28687)

  • The result from CHAR() was incorrectly assumed in some contexts to return a single-byte result. (Bug#28550)

  • The parser confused user-defined function (UDF) and stored function creation for CREATE FUNCTION and required that there be a default database when creating UDFs, although there is no such requirement. (Bug#28318, Bug#29816)

  • The result of a comparison between VARBINARY and BINARY columns differed depending on whether the VARBINARY column was indexed. (Bug#28076)

  • The metadata in some MYSQL_FIELD members could be incorrect when a temporary table was used to evaluate a query. (Bug#27990)

  • An ORDER BY at the end of a UNION affected individual SELECT statements rather than the overall query result. (Bug#27848)

  • comp_err created files with permissions such that they might be inaccessible during make install operations. (Bug#27789)

  • The anonymous accounts were not being created during MySQL installation. (Bug#27692)

  • A race condition between killing a statement and the thread executing the statement could lead to a situation such that the binary log contained an event indicating that the statement was killed, whereas the statement actually executed to completion. (Bug#27571)

  • Some queries using the NAME_CONST() function failed to return either a result or an error to the client, causing it to hang. This was due to the fact that there was no check to insure that both arguments to this function were constant expressions. (Bug#27545, Bug#32559)

  • With the read_only system variable enabled, CREATE DATABASE and DROP DATABASE were allowed to users who did not have the SUPER privilege. (Bug#27440)

  • resolveip failed to produce correct results for host names that begin with a digit. (Bug#27427)

  • mysqld sometimes miscalculated the number of digits required when storing a floating-point number in a CHAR column. This caused the value to be truncated, or (when using a debug build) caused the server to crash. (Bug#26788)

    See also Bug#12860.

  • mysqlcheck -A -r did not correctly identify all tables that needed repairing. (Bug#25347)

  • If the expected precision of an arithmetic expression exceeded the maximum precision supported by MySQL, the precision of the result was reduced by an unpredictable or arbitrary amount, rather than to the maximum precision. In some cases, exceeding the maximum supported precision could also lead to a crash of the server. (Bug#24907)

  • For Windows Vista, MySQLInstanceConfig.exe did not include a proper manifest enabling it to run with administrative privileges. (Bug#22563)

    See also Bug#24732.

  • mysqldumpslow returned a confusing error message when no configuration file was found. (Bug#20455)

  • Host names sometimes were treated as case sensitive in account-management statements (CREATE USER, GRANT, REVOKE, and so forth). (Bug#19828)

  • The readline library has been updated to version 5.2. This addresses issues in the mysql client where history and editing within the client would fail to work as expected. (Bug#18431)

  • The Aborted_clients status variable was incremented twice if a client exited without calling mysql_close(). (Bug#16918)

  • Clients were ignoring the TCP/IP port number specified as the default port via the --with-tcp-port configuration option. (Bug#15327)

  • Zero-padding of exponent values was not the same across platforms. (Bug#12860)

  • Values of types REAL ZEROFILL, DOUBLE ZEROFILL, FLOAT ZEROFILL, were not zero-filled when converted to a character representation in the C prepared statement API. (Bug#11589)

  • mysql stripped comments from statements sent to the server. Now the --comments or --skip-comments option can be used to control whether to retain or strip comments. The default is --skip-comments. (Bug#11230, Bug#26215)

  • If an INSERT ... SELECT statement is executed, and no automatically generated value is successfully inserted, then mysql_insert_id() returns the ID of the last inserted row.

    If no automatically generated value is successfully inserted, then mysql_insert_id() returns 0. (Bug#9481)

  • Several buffer-size system variables were either being handled incorrectly for large values (for settings larger than 4GB, they were truncated to values less than 4GB without a warning), or were limited unnecessarily to 4GB even on 64-bit systems. The following changes were made:

    In addition, settings for read_buffer_size and read_rnd_buffer_size are limited to 2GB on all platforms. Larger values are truncated to 2GB with a warning. (Bug#5731, Bug#29419, Bug#29446)

  • Executing DISABLE KEYS and ENABLE KEYS on a non-empty table would cause the size of the index file for the table to grow considerable. This was because the DISABLE KEYS operation would only mark the existing index, without deleting the index blocks. The ENABLE KEYS operation would re-create the index, adding new blocks, while the previous index blocks would remain. Existing indexes are now dropped and recreated when the ENABLE KEYS statement is executed. (Bug#4692)

C.1.19. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.56 [MRU] (06 February 2008)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.54). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Bugs fixed:

  • Important Change: MySQL Cluster: AUTO_INCREMENT columns had the following problems when used in NDB tables:

    • The AUTO_INCREMENT counter was not updated correctly when such a column was updated.

    • AUTO_INCREMENT values were not prefetched beyond statement boundaries.

    • AUTO_INCREMENT values were not handled correctly with INSERT IGNORE statements.

    • After being set, ndb_autoincrement_prefetch_sz showed a value of 1, regardless of the value it had actually been set to.

    As part of this fix, the behavior of ndb_autoincrement_prefetch_sz has changed. Setting this to less than 32 no longer has any effect on prefetching within statements (where IDs are now always obtained in batches of 32 or more), but only between statements. The default value for this variable has also changed, and is now 1. (Bug#25176, Bug#31956, Bug#32055)

  • Important Change: Replication: When the master crashed during an update on a transactional table while in autocommit mode, the slave failed. This fix causes every transaction (including autocommit transactions) to be recorded in the binlog as starting with a BEGIN and ending with a COMMIT or ROLLBACK. (Bug#26395)

  • Replication: Important Note: Network timeouts between the master and the slave could result in corruption of the relay log. This fix rectifies a long-standing replication issue when using unreliable networks, including replication over wide area networks such as the Internet. If you experience reliability issues and see many You have an error in your SQL syntax errors on replication slaves, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to a MySQL version which includes this fix. (Bug#26489)

  • MySQL Cluster: An improperly reset internal signal was observed as a hang when using events in the NDB API but could result in various errors. (Bug#33206)

  • MySQL Cluster: Incorrectly handled parameters could lead to a crash in the Transaction Coordinator during a node failure, causing other data nodes to fail. (Bug#33168)

  • MySQL Cluster: The failure of a master node could lead to subsequent failures in local checkpointing. (Bug#32160)

  • MySQL Cluster: Primary keys on variable-length columns (such as VARCHAR) did not work correctly. (Bug#31635)

  • MySQL Cluster: When inserting a row into an NDB table with a duplicate value for a non-primary unique key, the error issued would reference the wrong key.

    This improves on an initial fix for this issue made in MySQL 5.0.30 and MySQL 5.0.33 (Bug#21072)

  • Replication: A CREATE USER, DROP USER, or RENAME USER statement that fails on the master, or that is a duplicate of any of these statements, is no longer written to the binlog; previously, either of these occurrences could cause the slave to fail.

    (Bug#33862)

    See also Bug#29749.

  • Replication: SHOW BINLOG EVENTS could fail when the binlog contained one or more events whose size was close to the value of max_allowed_packet. (Bug#33413)

  • Replication: SQL statements containing comments using -- syntax were not replayable by mysqlbinlog, even though such statements replicated correctly. (Bug#32205)

  • Replication: Issuing a DROP VIEW statement caused replication to fail if the view did not actually exist. (Bug#30998)

  • Replication: Replication of LOAD DATA INFILE could fail when read_buffer_size was larger than max_allowed_packet. (Bug#30435)

  • Replication: Setting server_id did not update its value for the current session. (Bug#28908)

  • The server crashed when executing a query that had a subquery containing an equality X=Y where Y referred to a named select list expression from the parent select. The server crashed when trying to use the X=Y equality for ref-based access. (Bug#33794)

  • Use of uninitialized memory for filesort in a subquery caused a server crash. (Bug#33675)

  • The server could crash when REPEAT or another control instruction was used in conjunction with labels and a LEAVE instruction. (Bug#33618)

  • The parser allowed control structures in compound statements to have mismatched beginning and ending labels. (Bug#33618)

  • SET GLOBAL myisam_max_sort_file_size=DEFAULT set myisam_max_sort_file_size to an incorrect value. (Bug#33382)

    See also Bug#31177.

  • CREATE TABLE ... SELECT created tables that for date columns used the obsolete Field_date type instead of Field_newdate. (Bug#33256)

  • For DECIMAL columns used with the ROUND(X,D) or TRUNCATE(X,D) function with a non-constant value of D, adding an ORDER BY for the function result produced misordered output. (Bug#33143)

    See also Bug#33402, Bug#30617.

  • Some valid SELECT statements could not be used as views due to incorrect column reference resolution. (Bug#33133)

  • The fix for Bug#11230 and Bug#26215 introduced a significant input-parsing slowdown for the mysql client. This has been corrected. (Bug#33057)

  • UNION constructs cannot contain SELECT ... INTO except in the final SELECT. However, if a UNION was used in a subquery and an INTO clause appeared in the top-level query, the parser interpreted it as having appeared in the UNION and raised an error. (Bug#32858)

  • The correct data type for a NULL column resulting from a UNION could be determined incorrectly in some cases: 1) Not correctly inferred as NULL depending on the number of selects; 2) Not inferred correctly as NULL if one select used a subquery. (Bug#32848)

  • For queries containing GROUP_CONCAT(DISTINCT col_list ORDER BY col_list), there was a limitation that the DISTINCT columns had to be the same as ORDER BY columns. Incorrect results could be returned if this was not true. (Bug#32798)

  • HOUR(), MINUTE(), and SECOND() could return non-zero values for DATE arguments. (Bug#31990)

  • mysql-test-run.pl sometimes set up test scenarios in which the same port number was passed to multiple servers, causing one of them to be unable to start. (Bug#31880)

  • Name resolution for correlated subqueries and HAVING clauses failed to distinguish which of two was being performed when there was a reference to an outer aliased field. This could result in error messages about a HAVING clause for queries that had no such clause. (Bug#31797)

  • ROUND(X,D) or TRUNCATE(X,D) for non-constant values of D could crash the server if these functions were used in an ORDER BY that was resolved using filesort. (Bug#30889)

  • Views were treated as insertable even if some base table columns with no default value were omitted from the view definition. (This is contrary to the condition for insertability that a view must contain all columns in the base table that do not have a default value.) (Bug#29477)

  • An ORDER BY at the end of a UNION affected individual SELECT statements rather than the overall query result. (Bug#27848)

  • With the read_only system variable enabled, CREATE DATABASE and DROP DATABASE were allowed to users who did not have the SUPER privilege. (Bug#27440)

  • resolveip failed to produce correct results for host names that begin with a digit. (Bug#27427)

  • mysqlcheck -A -r did not correctly identify all tables that needed repairing. (Bug#25347)

  • For Windows Vista, MySQLInstanceConfig.exe did not include a proper manifest enabling it to run with administrative privileges. (Bug#22563)

    See also Bug#24732.

  • mysqldumpslow returned a confusing error message when no configuration file was found. (Bug#20455)

C.1.20. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.54a [MRU] (11 January 2008)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This is a bugfix release that replaces MySQL 5.0.54.

Bugs fixed:

  • Security Fix: Three vulnerabilities in yaSSL versions 1.7.5 and earlier were discovered that could lead to a server crash or execution of unauthorized code. The exploit requires a server with yaSSL enabled and TCP/IP connections enabled, but does not require valid MySQL account credentials. The exploit does not apply to OpenSSL.

    Note

    The proof-of-concept exploit is freely available on the Internet. Everyone with a vulnerable MySQL configuration is advised to upgrade immediately.

    (Bug#33814, CVE-2008-0226, CVE-2008-0227)

C.1.21. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.54 [MRU] (14 December 2007)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.52). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • The mysql_odbc_escape_string() C API function has been removed. It has multi-byte character escaping issues, doesn't honor the NO_BACKSLASH_ESCAPES SQL mode and is not needed anymore by Connector/ODBC as of 3.51.17. (Bug#29592)

  • The argument for the mysql-test-run.pl --do-test and --skip-test options is now interpreted as a Perl regular expression if there is a pattern metacharacter in the argument value. This allows more flexible specification of which tests to perform or skip.

Bugs fixed:

  • Security Enhancement: It was possible to force an error message of excessive length which could lead to a buffer overflow. This has been made no longer possible as a security precaution. (Bug#32707)

  • Incompatible Change: The MySQL 5.0.50 patch for this bug was reverted because it changed the behavior of a General Availability MySQL release. (Bug#30234)

    See also Bug#27525.

  • Incompatible Change: It was possible for option files to be read twice at program startup, if some of the standard option file locations turned out to be the same directory. Now duplicates are removed from the list of files to be read.

    Also, users could not override system-wide settings using ~/.my.cnf because SYSCONFDIR/my.cnf was read last. The latter file now is read earlier so that ~/.my.cnf can override system-wide settings.

    The fix for this problem had a side effect such that on Unix, MySQL programs looked for options in ~/my.cnf rather than the standard location of ~/.my.cnf. That problem was addressed as Bug#38180. (Bug#20748)

  • Replication: It was possible for the name of the relay log file to exceed the amount of memory reserved for it, possibly leading to a crash of the server. (Bug#31836)

    See also Bug#28597.

  • Replication: Corruption of log events caused the server to crash on 64-bit Linux systems having 4 GB of memory or more. (Bug#31793)

  • Replication: One thread could read uninitialized memory from the stack of another thread. This issue was only known to occur in a mysqld process acting as both a master and a slave. (Bug#30752)

  • Replication: Due a previous change in how the default name and location of the binary log file were determined, replication failed following some upgrades. (Bug#28597, Bug#28603)

    See also Bug#31836.

    This regression was introduced by Bug#20166.

  • Replication: Stored procedures having BIT parameters were not replicated correctly. (Bug#26199)

  • Replication: Issuing SHOW SLAVE STATUS as mysqld was shutting down could cause a crash. (Bug#26000)

  • Replication: An UPDATE statement using a stored function that modified a non-transactional table was not logged if it failed. This caused the copy of the non-transactional table on the master have a row that the copy on the slave did not.

    In addition, when an INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statement encountered a duplicate key constraint, but the UPDATE did not actually change any data, the statement was not logged. As a result of this fix, such statements are now treated the same for logging purposes as other UPDATE statements, and so are written to the binary log. (Bug#23333)

    See also Bug#12713.

  • Replication: A replication slave sometimes failed to reconnect because it was unable to run SHOW SLAVE HOSTS. It was not necessary to run this statement on slaves (since the master should track connection IDs), and the execution of this statement by slaves was removed. (Bug#21132)

    See also Bug#13963, Bug#21869.

  • An ORDER BY query using IS NULL in the WHERE clause did not return correct results. (Bug#32815)

  • Use of the cp932 character set with CAST() in an ORDER BY clause could cause a server crash. (Bug#32726)

  • A subquery using an IS NULL check of a column defined as NOT NULL in a table used in the FROM clause of the outer query produced an invalid result. (Bug#32694)

  • Specifying a non-existent column for an INSERT DELAYED statement caused a server crash rather than producing an error. (Bug#32676)

  • Use of CLIENT_MULTI_QUERIES caused libmysqld to crash. (Bug#32624)

  • The INTERVAL() function incorrectly handled NULL values in the value list. (Bug#32560)

  • Use of a NULL-returning GROUP BY expression in conjunction with WITH ROLLUP could cause a server crash. (Bug#32558)

    See also Bug#31095.

  • A SELECT ... GROUP BY bit_column query failed with an assertion if the length of the BIT column used for the GROUP BY was not an integer multiple of 8. (Bug#32556)

  • Using SELECT INTO OUTFILE with 8-bit ENCLOSED BY characters led to corrupted data when the data was reloaded using LOAD DATA INFILE. This was because SELECT INTO OUTFILE failed to escape the 8-bit characters. (Bug#32533)

  • For FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK, the server failed to properly detect write-locked tables when running with low-priority updates, resulting in a crash or deadlock. (Bug#32528)

  • Sending several KILL QUERY statements to target a connection running SELECT SLEEP() could freeze the server. (Bug#32436)

  • ssl-cipher values in option files were not being read by libmysqlclient. (Bug#32429)

  • Repeated execution of a query containing a CASE expression and numerous AND and OR relations could crash the server. The root cause of the issue was determined to be that the internal SEL_ARG structure was not properly initialized when created. (Bug#32403)

  • Referencing within a subquery an alias used in the SELECT list of the outer query was incorrectly permitted. (Bug#32400)

  • An ORDER BY query on a view created using a FEDERATED table as a base table caused the server to crash. (Bug#32374)

  • Comparison of a BIGINT NOT NULL column with a constant arithmetic expression that evaluated to NULL mistakenly caused the error Column '...' cannot be null (error 1048). (Bug#32335)

  • Assigning a 65,536-byte string to a TEXT column (which can hold a maximum of 65,535 bytes) resulted in truncation without a warning. Now a truncation warning is generated. (Bug#32282)

  • The LAST_DAY() function returns a DATE value, but internally the value did not have the time fields zeroed and calculations involving the value could return incorrect results. (Bug#32270)

  • MIN() and MAX() could return incorrect results when an index was present if a loose index scan was used. (Bug#32268)

  • Memory corruption could occur due to large index map in Range checked for each record status reported by EXPLAIN SELECT. The problem was based in an incorrectly calculated length of the buffer used to store a hexadecimal representation of an index map, which could result in buffer overrun and stack corruption under some circumstances. (Bug#32241)

  • Various test program cleanups were made: 1) mytest and libmysqltest were removed. 2) bug25714 displays an error message when invoked with incorrect arguments or the --help option. 3) mysql_client_test exits cleanly with a proper error status. (Bug#32221)

  • For comparisons of the form date_col OP datetime_const (where OP is =, <, >, <=, or >=), the comparison is done using DATETIME values, per the fix for Bug#27590. However that fix caused any index on date_col not to be used and compromised performance. Now the index is used again. (Bug#32198)

  • DATETIME arguments specified in numeric form were treated by DATE_ADD() as DATE values. (Bug#32180)

  • InnoDB does not support SPATIAL indexes, but could crash when asked to handle one. Now an error is returned. (Bug#32125)

  • With lower_case_table_names set, CREATE TABLE LIKE was treated differently by libmysqld than by the non-embedded server. (Bug#32063)

  • Within a subquery, UNION was handled differently than at the top level, which could result in incorrect results or a server crash. (Bug#32036, Bug#32051)

  • Changing the SQL mode to cause dates with “zero” parts to be considered invalid (such as '1000-00-00') could result in indexed and non-indexed searches returning different results for a column that contained such dates. (Bug#31928)

  • ucs2 does not work as a client character set, but attempts to use it as such were not rejected. Now character_set_client cannot be set to ucs2. This also affects statements such as SET NAMES and SET CHARACTER SET. (Bug#31615)

  • Killing a CREATE TABLE ... LIKE statement that was waiting for a name lock caused a server crash. When the statement was killed, the server attempted to release locks that were not held. (Bug#31479)

  • myisamchk --unpack could corrupt a table that when unpacked has static (fixed-length) row format. (Bug#31277)

  • Server variables could not be set to their current values on Linux platforms. (Bug#31177)

    See also Bug#6958.

  • Data in BLOB or GEOMETRY columns could be cropped when performing a UNION query. (Bug#31158)

  • The server crashed in the parser when running out of memory. Memory handling in the parser has been improved to gracefully return an error when out-of-memory conditions occur in the parser. (Bug#31153)

  • MySQL declares a UNIQUE key as a PRIMARY key if it doesn't have NULL columns and is not a partial key, and the PRIMARY key must alway be the first key. However, in some cases, a non-first key could be reported as PRIMARY, leading to an assert failure by InnoDB. This is fixed by correcting the key sort order. (Bug#31137)

  • REGEXP operations could cause a server crash for character sets such as ucs2. Now the arguments are converted to utf8 if possible, to allow correct results to be produced if the resulting strings contain only 8-bit characters. (Bug#31081)

  • Many nested subqueries in a single query could led to excessive memory consumption and possibly a crash of the server. (Bug#31048)

  • The optimizer incorrectly optimized conditions out of the WHERE clause in some queries involving subqueries and indexed columns. (Bug#30788)

  • Improper calculation of CASE expression results could lead to value truncation. (Bug#30782)

  • A multiple-table UPDATE involving transactional and non-transactional tables caused an assertion failure. (Bug#30763)

  • mysql-test-run.pl could not run mysqld with root privileges. (Bug#30630)

  • The options available to the CHECK TABLE statement were also allowed in OPTIMIZE TABLE and ANALYZE TABLE statements, but caused corruption during their execution. These options were never supported for these statements, and an error is now raised if you try to apply these options to these statements. (Bug#30495)

  • When casting a string value to an integer, cases where the input string contained a decimal point and was long enough to overrun the unsigned long long type were not handled correctly. The position of the decimal point was not taken into account which resulted in miscalculated numbers and incorrect truncation to appropriate SQL data type limits. (Bug#30453)

  • For CREATE ... SELECT ... FROM, where the resulting table contained indexes, adding SQL_BUFFER_RESULT to the SELECT part caused index corruption in the table. (Bug#30384)

  • The optimizer made incorrect assumptions about the value of the is_member value for user-defined functions, sometimes resulting in incorrect ordering of UDF results. (Bug#30355)

  • Some valid euc-kr characters having the second byte in the ranges [0x41..0x5A] and [0x61..0x7A] were rejected. (Bug#30315)

  • Simultaneous ALTER TABLE statements for BLACKHOLE tables caused 100% CPU use due to locking problems. (Bug#30294)

  • Tables with a GEOMETRY column could be marked as corrupt if you added a non-SPATIAL index on a GEOMETRY column. (Bug#30284)

  • On some 64-bit systems, inserting the largest negative value into a BIGINT column resulted in incorrect data. (Bug#30069)

  • InnoDB had a race condition for an adaptive hash rw-lock waiting for an X-lock. This fix may also provide significant speed improvements on systems experiencing problems with contention for the adaptive hash index. (Bug#29560)

  • The mysql client program now ignores Unicode byte order mark (BOM) characters at the beginning of input files. Previously, it read them and sent them to the server, resulting in a syntax error.

    Presence of a BOM does not cause mysql to change its default character set. To do that, invoke mysql with an option such as --default-character-set=utf8. (Bug#29323)

  • For transactional tables, an error during a multiple-table DELETE statement did not roll back the statement. (Bug#29136)

  • Denormalized double-precision numbers cannot be handled properly by old MIPS pocessors. For IRIX, this is now handled by enabling a mode to use a software workaround. (Bug#29085)

  • When doing a DELETE on a table that involved a JOIN with MyISAM or MERGE tables and the JOIN referred to the same table, the operation could fail reporting ERROR 1030 (HY000): Got error 134 from storage engine. This was because scans on the table contents would change because of rows that had already been deleted. (Bug#28837)

  • A race condition between killing a statement and the thread executing the statement could lead to a situation such that the binary log contained an event indicating that the statement was killed, whereas the statement actually executed to completion. (Bug#27571)

  • Some queries using the NAME_CONST() function failed to return either a result or an error to the client, causing it to hang. This was due to the fact that there was no check to insure that both arguments to this function were constant expressions. (Bug#27545, Bug#32559)

  • mysqld sometimes miscalculated the number of digits required when storing a floating-point number in a CHAR column. This caused the value to be truncated, or (when using a debug build) caused the server to crash. (Bug#26788)

    See also Bug#12860.

  • If the expected precision of an arithmetic expression exceeded the maximum precision supported by MySQL, the precision of the result was reduced by an unpredictable or arbitrary amount, rather than to the maximum precision. In some cases, exceeding the maximum supported precision could also lead to a crash of the server. (Bug#24907)

  • Zero-padding of exponent values was not the same across platforms. (Bug#12860)

  • If an INSERT ... SELECT statement is executed, and no automatically generated value is successfully inserted, then mysql_insert_id() returns the ID of the last inserted row.

    If no automatically generated value is successfully inserted, then mysql_insert_id() returns 0. (Bug#9481)

C.1.22. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.52 [MRU] (30 November 2007)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.50). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

Bugs fixed:

  • Security Fix: Using RENAME TABLE against a table with explicit DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options can be used to overwrite system table information by replacing the symbolic link points. the file to which the symlink points.

    MySQL will now return an error when the file to which the symlink points already exists. (Bug#32111, CVE-2007-5969)

  • Security Fix: ALTER VIEW retained the original DEFINER value, even when altered by another user, which could allow that user to gain the access rights of the view. Now ALTER VIEW is allowed only to the original definer or users with the SUPER privilege. (Bug#29908)

  • Security Fix: When using a FEDERATED table, the local server could be forced to crash if the remote server returned a result with fewer columns than expected. (Bug#29801)

  • Incompatible Change: With ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY SQL mode enabled, queries such as SELECT a FROM t1 HAVING COUNT(*)>2 were not being rejected as they should have been.

    This fix results in the following behavior:

    • There is a check against mixing group and non-group columns only when ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY is enabled.

    • This check is done both for the select list and for the HAVING clause if there is one.

    This behavior differs from previous versions as follows:

    (Bug#31794)

  • Incompatible Change: It was possible to create a view having a column whose name consisted of an empty string or space characters only.

    One result of this bug fix is that aliases for columns in the view SELECT statement are checked to ensure that they are legal column names. In particular, the length must be within the maximum column length of 64 characters, not the maximum alias length of 256 characters. This can cause problems for replication or loading dump files. For additional information and workarounds, see Section F.4, “Restrictions on Views”. (Bug#27695)

    See also Bug#31202.

  • Incompatible Change: Several type-preserving functions and operators returned an incorrect result type that does not match their argument types: COALESCE(), IF(), IFNULL(), LEAST(), GREATEST(), CASE. These now aggregate using the precise SQL types of their arguments rather than the internal type. In addition, the result type of the STR_TO_DATE() function is now DATETIME by default. (Bug#27216)

  • MySQL Cluster: An uninitialized variable in the NDB storage engine code led to AUTO_INCREMENT failures when the server was compiled with gcc 4.2.1. (Bug#31848)

    This regression was introduced by Bug#27437.

  • MySQL Cluster: An error with an if statement in sql/ha_ndbcluster.cc could potentially lead to an infinite loop in case of failure when working with AUTO_INCREMENT columns in NDB tables. (Bug#31810)

  • MySQL Cluster: The NDB storage engine code was not safe for strict-alias optimization in gcc 4.2.1. (Bug#31761)

  • MySQL Cluster: Transaction timeouts were not handled well in some circumstances, leading to excessive number of transactions being aborted unnecessarily. (Bug#30379)

  • MySQL Cluster: In some cases, the cluster managment server logged entries multiple times following a restart of mgmd. (Bug#29565)

  • MySQL Cluster: An interpreted program of sufficient size and complexity could cause all cluster data nodes to shut down due to buffer overruns. (Bug#29390)

  • MySQL Cluster: UPDATE IGNORE could sometimes fail on NDB tables due to the use of unitialized data when checking for duplicate keys to be ignored. (Bug#25817)

  • Replication: Use of the @@hostname system variable in inserts in mysql_system_tables_data.sql did not replicate. The workaround is to select its value into a user variable (which does replicate) and insert that. (Bug#31167)

  • A build problem introduced in MySQL 5.0.52 was resolved: The x86 32-bit Intel icc-compiled server binary had unwanted dependences on Intel icc runtime libraries. (Bug#32514)

  • The rules for valid column names were being applied differently for base tables and views. (Bug#32496)

  • The default grant tables on Windows contained information for host production.mysql.com, which should not be there. (Bug#32219)

  • Under certain conditions, the presence of a GROUP BY clause could cause an ORDER BY clause to be ignored. (Bug#32202)

  • The server crashed on optimizations involving a join of INT and MEDIUMINT columns and a system variable in the WHERE clause. (Bug#32103)

  • User-defined functions are not loaded if the server is started with the --skip-grant-tables option, but the server did not properly handle this case and issued an Out of memory error message instead. (Bug#32020)

  • A column with malformed multi-byte characters could cause the full-text parser to go into an infinite loop. (Bug#31950)

  • In debug builds, testing the result of an IN subquery against NULL caused an assertion failure. (Bug#31884)

  • Comparison results for BETWEEN were different from those for operators like < and > for DATETIME-like values with trailing extra characters such as '2007-10-01 00:00:00 GMT-6'. BETWEEN treated the values as DATETIME, whereas the other operators performed a binary-string comparison. Now they all uniformly use a DATETIME comparison, but generate warnings for values with trailing garbage. (Bug#31800)

  • The server could crash during filesort for ORDER BY based on expressions with INET_NTOA() or OCT() if those functions returned NULL. (Bug#31758)

  • For a fatal error during a filesort in find_all_keys(), the error was returned without the necessary handler uninitialization, causing an assertion failure. (Bug#31742)

  • The examined-rows count was not incremented for const queries. (Bug#31700)

  • The mysql_change_user() C API function was subject to buffer overflow. (Bug#31669)

  • For SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE, if the ENCLOSED BY string is empty and the FIELDS TERMINATED BY string started with a special character (one of n, t, r, b, 0, Z, or N), every occurrence of the character within field values would be duplicated. (Bug#31663)

  • SHOW COLUMNS and DESCRIBE displayed null as the column type for a view with no valid definer. This caused mysqldump to produce a non-reloadable dump file for the view. (Bug#31662)

  • The mysqlbug script did not include the correct values of CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS that were used to configure the distribution. (Bug#31644)

  • A buffer used when setting variables was not dimensioned to accommodate the trailing '\0' byte, so a single-byte buffer overrun was possible. (Bug#31588)

  • HAVING could treat lettercase of table aliases incorrectly if lower_case_table_names was enabled. (Bug#31562)

  • The fix for Bug#24989 introduced a problem such that a NULL thread handler could be used during a rollback operation. This problem is unlikely to be seen in practice. (Bug#31517)

  • The length of the result from IFNULL() could be calculated incorrectly because the sign of the result was not taken into account. (Bug#31471)

  • Queries that used the ref access method or index-based subquery execution over indexes that have DECIMAL columns could fail with an error Column col_name cannot be null. (Bug#31450)

  • SELECT 1 REGEX NULL caused an assertion failure for debug servers. (Bug#31440)

  • Executing RENAME while tables were open for use with HANDLER statements could cause a server crash. (Bug#31409)

  • mysql-test-run.pl tried to create files in a directory where it could not be expected to have write permission. mysqltest created .reject files in a directory other than the one where test results go. (Bug#31398)

  • DROP USER caused an increase in memory usage. (Bug#31347)

  • For an almost-full MyISAM table, an insert that failed could leave the table in a corrupt state. (Bug#31305)

  • CONVERT(val, DATETIME) would fail on invalid input, but processing was not aborted for the WHERE clause, leading to a server crash. (Bug#31253)

  • Allocation of an insufficiently large group-by buffer following creation of a temporary table could lead to a server crash. (Bug#31249)

  • Use of DECIMAL(n, n) ZEROFILL in GROUP_CONCAT() could cause a server crash. (Bug#31227)

  • WIth small values of myisam_sort_buffer_size, REPAIR TABLE for MyISAM tables could cause a server crash. (Bug#31174)

  • If MAKETIME() returned NULL when used in an ORDER BY that was evaluated using filesort, a server crash could result. (Bug#31160)

  • Full-text searches on ucs2 columns caused a server crash. (FULLTEXT indexes on ucs2 columns cannot be used, but it should be possible to perform IN BOOLEAN MODE searches on ucs2 columns without a crash.) (Bug#31159)

  • An assertion designed to detect a bug in the ROLLUP implementation would incorrectly be triggered when used in a subquery context with non-cacheable statements. (Bug#31156)

  • Selecting spatial types in a UNION could cause a server crash. (Bug#31155)

  • Use of GROUP_CONCAT(DISTINCT bit_column) caused an assertion failure. (Bug#31154)

  • GROUP BY NULL WITH ROLLUP could cause a server crash. (Bug#31095)

    See also Bug#32558.

  • Internal conversion routines could fail for several multi-byte character sets (big5, cp932, euckr, gb2312, sjis) for empty strings or during evaluation of SOUNDS LIKE. (Bug#31069, Bug#31070)

  • The MOD() function and the % operator crashed the server for a divisor less than 1 with a very long fractional part. (Bug#31019)

  • On Windows, the pthread_mutex_trylock() implementation was incorrect. (Bug#30992)

  • A character set introducer followed by a hexadecimal or bit-value literal did not check its argument and could return an ill-formed result for invalid input. (Bug#30986)

  • CHAR(str USING charset) did not check its argument and could return an ill-formed result for invalid input. (Bug#30982)

  • The result from CHAR(str USING ucs2) did not add a leading 0x00 byte for input strings with an odd number of bytes. (Bug#30981)

  • The GeomFromText() function could cause a server crash if the first argument was NULL or the empty string. (Bug#30955)

  • MAKEDATE() incorrectly moved year values in the 100-200 range into the 1970-2069 range. (This is legitimate for 00-99, but three-digit years should be used unchanged.) (Bug#30951)

  • When invoked with constant arguments, STR_TO_DATE() could use a cached value for the format string and return incorrect results. (Bug#30942)

  • GROUP_CONCAT() returned ',' rather than an empty string when the argument column contained only empty strings. (Bug#30897)

  • For MEMORY tables, lookups for NULL values in BTREE indexes could return incorrect results. (Bug#30885)

  • Calling NAME_CONST() with non-constant arguments triggered an assertion failure. Non-constant arguments are now disallowed. (Bug#30832)

  • For a spatial column with a regular (non-SPATIAL) index, queries failed if the optimizer tried to use the index. (Bug#30825)

  • Values for the --tc-heuristic-recover option incorrectly were treated as values for the --myisam-stats-method option. (Bug#30821)

  • On Windows, the pthread_mutex_trylock() implementation was incorrect. One symptom was that invalidating the query cache could cause a server crash. (Bug#30768)

  • Under some circumstances, CREATE TABLE ... SELECT could crash the server or incorrectly report that the table row size was too large. (Bug#30736)

  • Using the MIN() or MAX() function to select one part of a multi-part key could cause a crash when the function result was NULL. (Bug#30715)

  • The optimizer could ignore ORDER BY in cases when the result set is ordered by filesort, resulting in rows being returned in incorrect order. (Bug#30666)

  • MyISAM tables could not exceed 4294967295 (2^32 - 1) rows on Windows. (Bug#30638)

  • For MEMORY tables, DELETE statements that remove rows based on an index read could fail to remove all matching rows. (Bug#30590)

  • Using GROUP BY on an expression of the form timestamp_col DIV number caused a server crash due to incorrect calculation of number of decimals. (Bug#30587)

  • When expanding a * in a USING or NATURAL join, the check for table access for both tables in the join was done using only the grant information of the first table. (Bug#30468)

  • Versions of mysqldump from MySQL 4.1 or higher tried to use START TRANSACTION WITH CONSISTENT SNAPSHOT if the --single-transaction and --master-data options were given, even with servers older than 4.1 that do not support consistent snapshots. (Bug#30444)

  • Setting certain values on a table using a spatial index could cause the server to crash. (Bug#30286)

  • Some INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables are intended for internal use, but could be accessed by using SHOW statements. (Bug#30079)

  • Specifying the --without-geometry option for configure caused server compilation to fail. (Bug#29972)

  • Under some circumstances, a UDF initialization function could be passed incorrect argument lengths. (Bug#29804)

  • configure did not find nss on some Linux platforms. (Bug#29658)

  • The log and log_slow_queries system variables were displayed by SHOW VARIABLES but could not be accessed in expressions as @@log and @@log_slow_queries. Also, attempting to set them with SET produced an incorrect Unknown system variable message. Now these variables can be accessed in expressions and attempting to set their values produces an error message that the variable is read only. (Bug#29131)

  • SHOW VARIABLES did not display the relay_log, relay_log_index, or relay_log_info_file system variables. (Bug#28893)

  • On Windows, mysql_upgrade created temporary files in C:\ and did not clean them up. (Bug#28774)

  • Index hints specified in view definitions were ignored when using the view to select from the base table. (Bug#28702)

  • Views do not have indexes, so index hints do not apply. Use of index hints when selecting from a view is now disallowed. (Bug#28701)

  • After changing the SQL mode to a restrictive value that would make already-inserted dates in a column be considered invalid, searches returned different results depending on whether the column was indexed. (Bug#28687)

  • The result from CHAR() was incorrectly assumed in some contexts to return a single-byte result. (Bug#28550)

  • The parser confused user-defined function (UDF) and stored function creation for CREATE FUNCTION and required that there be a default database when creating UDFs, although there is no such requirement. (Bug#28318, Bug#29816)

  • The result of a comparison between VARBINARY and BINARY columns differed depending on whether the VARBINARY column was indexed. (Bug#28076)

  • The metadata in some MYSQL_FIELD members could be incorrect when a temporary table was used to evaluate a query. (Bug#27990)

  • comp_err created files with permissions such that they might be inaccessible during make install operations. (Bug#27789)

  • The anonymous accounts were not being created during MySQL installation. (Bug#27692)

  • Host names sometimes were treated as case sensitive in account-management statements (CREATE USER, GRANT, REVOKE, and so forth). (Bug#19828)

  • The readline library has been updated to version 5.2. This addresses issues in the mysql client where history and editing within the client would fail to work as expected. (Bug#18431)

  • The Aborted_clients status variable was incremented twice if a client exited without calling mysql_close(). (Bug#16918)

  • Clients were ignoring the TCP/IP port number specified as the default port via the --with-tcp-port configuration option. (Bug#15327)

  • Values of types REAL ZEROFILL, DOUBLE ZEROFILL, FLOAT ZEROFILL, were not zero-filled when converted to a character representation in the C prepared statement API. (Bug#11589)

  • mysql stripped comments from statements sent to the server. Now the --comments or --skip-comments option can be used to control whether to retain or strip comments. The default is --skip-comments. (Bug#11230, Bug#26215)

  • Several buffer-size system variables were either being handled incorrectly for large values (for settings larger than 4GB, they were truncated to values less than 4GB without a warning), or were limited unnecessarily to 4GB even on 64-bit systems. The following changes were made:

    In addition, settings for read_buffer_size and read_rnd_buffer_size are limited to 2GB on all platforms. Larger values are truncated to 2GB with a warning. (Bug#5731, Bug#29419, Bug#29446)

  • Executing DISABLE KEYS and ENABLE KEYS on a non-empty table would cause the size of the index file for the table to grow considerable. This was because the DISABLE KEYS operation would only mark the existing index, without deleting the index blocks. The ENABLE KEYS operation would re-create the index, adding new blocks, while the previous index blocks would remain. Existing indexes are now dropped and recreated when the ENABLE KEYS statement is executed. (Bug#4692)

C.1.23. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50sp1a [QSP] (11 January 2008)

This is a Service Pack release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This is a bugfix release that replaces MySQL 5.0.50sp1.

Bugs fixed:

  • Security Fix: Three vulnerabilities in yaSSL versions 1.7.5 and earlier were discovered that could lead to a server crash or execution of unauthorized code. The exploit requires a server with yaSSL enabled and TCP/IP connections enabled, but does not require valid MySQL account credentials. The exploit does not apply to OpenSSL.

    Note

    The proof-of-concept exploit is freely available on the Internet. Everyone with a vulnerable MySQL configuration is advised to upgrade immediately.

    (Bug#33814, CVE-2008-0226, CVE-2008-0227)

C.1.24. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50sp1 [QSP] (12 December 2007)

This is a Service Pack release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.50). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Bugs fixed:

  • Security Fix: Using RENAME TABLE against a table with explicit DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options can be used to overwrite system table information by replacing the symbolic link points. the file to which the symlink points.

    MySQL will now return an error when the file to which the symlink points already exists. (Bug#32111, CVE-2007-5969)

  • Security Fix: ALTER VIEW retained the original DEFINER value, even when altered by another user, which could allow that user to gain the access rights of the view. Now ALTER VIEW is allowed only to the original definer or users with the SUPER privilege. (Bug#29908)

  • Security Fix: When using a FEDERATED table, the local server could be forced to crash if the remote server returned a result with fewer columns than expected. (Bug#29801)

  • A build problem introduced in MySQL 5.0.52 was resolved: The x86 32-bit Intel icc-compiled server binary had unwanted dependences on Intel icc runtime libraries. (Bug#32514)

  • InnoDB does not support SPATIAL indexes, but could crash when asked to handle one. Now an error is returned. (Bug#32125)

  • mysql-test-run.pl could not run mysqld with root privileges. (Bug#30630)

  • InnoDB had a race condition for an adaptive hash rw-lock waiting for an X-lock. This fix may also provide significant speed improvements on systems experiencing problems with contention for the adaptive hash index. (Bug#29560)

C.1.25. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50 [MRU] (19 October 2007)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.48). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • Incompatible Change: The parser accepted statements that contained /* ... */ that were not properly closed with */, such as SELECT 1 /* + 2. Statements that contain unclosed /*-comments now are rejected with a syntax error.

    This fix has the potential to cause incompatibilities. Because of Bug#26302, which caused the trailing */ to be truncated from comments in views, stored routines, triggers, and events, it is possible that objects of those types may have been stored with definitions that now will be rejected as syntactically invalid. Such objects should be dropped and re-created so that their definitions do not contain truncated comments. If a stored object definition contains only a single statement (does not use a BEGIN ... END block) and contains a comment within the statement, the comment should be moved to follow the statement or the object should be rewritten to use a BEGIN ... END block. For example, this statement:

    CREATE PROCEDURE p() SELECT 1 /* my comment */ ;
    

    Can be rewritten in either of these ways:

    CREATE PROCEDURE p() SELECT 1; /* my comment */
    CREATE PROCEDURE p() BEGIN SELECT 1 /* my comment */ ; END;
    

    (Bug#28779)

  • MySQL Cluster: Mapping of NDB error codes to MySQL storage engine error codes has been improved. (Bug#28423)

  • MySQL Cluster: The output from the cluster management client showing the progress of data node starts has been improved. (Bug#23354)

  • Server parser performance was improved for expression parsing by lowering the number of state transitions and reductions needed. (Bug#30625)

  • Server parser performance was improved for boolean expressions. (Bug#30237)

Bugs fixed:

  • Incompatible Change: The file mysqld.exe was mistakenly included in binary distributions between MySQL 5.0.42 and 5.0.48. You should use mysqld-nt.exe. (Bug#32197)

  • Incompatible Change: Multiple-table DELETE statements containing ambiguous aliases could have unintended side effects such as deleting rows from the wrong table. Example:

    DELETE FROM t1 AS a2 USING t1 AS a1 INNER JOIN t2 AS a2;
    

    This fix enables alias declarations to be made only in the table_references part. Elsewhere in the statement, alias references are allowed but not alias declarations. However, this patch was reverted in MySQL 5.0.54 because it changed the behavior of a General Availability MySQL release. (Bug#30234)

    See also Bug#27525.

  • MySQL Cluster: Packaging: Some commercial MySQL Cluster RPM packages included support for the InnoDB storage engine. (InnoDB is not part of the standard commercial MySQL Cluster offering.) (Bug#31989)

  • MySQL Cluster: Attempting to restore a backup made on a cluster host using one endian to a machine using the other endian could cause the cluster to fail. (Bug#29674)

  • MySQL Cluster: Reads on BLOB columns were not locked when they needed to be to guarantee consistency. (Bug#29102)

    See also Bug#31482.

  • MySQL Cluster: A query using joins between several large tables and requiring unique index lookups failed to complete, eventually returning Uknown Error after a very long period of time. This occurred due to inadequate handling of instances where the Transaction Coordinator ran out of TransactionBufferMemory, when the cluster should have returned NDB error code 4012 (Request ndbd time-out). (Bug#28804)

  • MySQL Cluster: The description of the --print option provided in the output from ndb_restore --help was incorrect. (Bug#27683)

  • MySQL Cluster: An invalid subselect on an NDB table could cause mysqld to crash. (Bug#27494)

  • MySQL Cluster: An attempt to perform a SELECT ... FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES whose result included information about NDB tables for which the user had no privileges crashed the MySQL Server on which the query was performed. (Bug#26793)

  • When a TIMESTAMP with a non-zero time part was converted to a DATE value, no warning was generated. This caused index lookups to assume that this is a valid conversion and was returning rows that match a comparison between a TIMESTAMP value and a DATE keypart. Now a warning is generated so that TIMESTAMP with a non-zero time part will not match DATE values. (Bug#31221)

  • A server crash could occur when a non-DETERMINISTIC stored function was used in a GROUP BY clause. (Bug#31035)

  • For an InnoDB table if a SELECT was ordered by the primary key and also had a WHERE field = value clause on a different field that was indexed, a DESC order instruction would be ignored. (Bug#31001)

  • A failed HANDLER ... READ operation could leave the table in a locked state. (Bug#30632)

  • The optimization that uses a unique index to remove GROUP BY did not ensure that the index was actually used, thus violating the ORDER BY that is implied by GROUP BY. (Bug#30596)

  • SHOW STATUS LIKE 'Ssl_cipher_list' from a MySQL client connected via SSL returned an empty string rather than a list of available ciphers. (Bug#30593)

  • Issuing a DELETE statement having both an ORDER BY clause and a LIMIT clause could cause mysqld to crash. (Bug#30385)

  • The Last_query_cost status variable value can be computed accurately only for simple “flat” queries, not complex queries such as those with subqueries or UNION. However, the value was not consistently being set to 0 for complex queries. (Bug#30377)

  • Queries that had a GROUP BY clause and selected COUNT(DISTINCT bit_column) returned incorrect results. (Bug#30324)

  • Using DISTINCT or GROUP BY on a BIT column in a SELECT statement caused the column to be cast internally as an integer, with incorrect results being returned from the query. (Bug#30245)

  • Short-format mysql commands embedded within /*! ... */ comments were parsed incorrectly by mysql, which discarded the rest of the comment including the terminating */ characters. The result was a malformed (unclosed) comment. Now mysql does not discard the */ characters. (Bug#30164)

  • When mysqldump wrote DROP DATABASE statements within version-specific comments, it included the terminating semicolon in the wrong place, causing following statements to fail when the dump file was reloaded. (Bug#30126)

  • If a view used a function in its SELECT statement, the columns from the view were not inserted into the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS table. (Bug#29408)

  • Killing an SSL connection on platforms where MySQL is compiled with -DSIGNAL_WITH_VIO_CLOSE (Windows, Mac OS X, and some others) could crash the server. (Bug#28812)

  • A SELECT in one connection could be blocked by INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE in another connection even when low_priority_updates is set. (Bug#28587)

  • mysql_upgrade could run binaries dynamically linked against incorrect versions of shared libraries. (Bug#28560)

  • SHOW COLUMNS returned NULL instead of the empty string for the Default value of columns that had no default specified. (Bug#27747)

  • With recent versions of DBD::mysql, mysqlhotcopy generated table names that were doubly qualified with the database name. (Bug#27694)

  • For InnoDB tables, CREATE TABLE a AS SELECT * FROM A would fail. (Bug#25164)

  • Under heavy load with a large query cache, invalidating part of the cache could cause the server to freeze (that is, to be unable to service other operations until the invalidation was complete). (Bug#21074)

  • Worked around an icc problem with an incorrect machine instruction being generated in the context of software pre-fetching after a subroutine got in-lined. (Upgrading to icc 10.0.026 makes the workaround unnecessary.) (Bug#20803)

  • Parameters of type DATETIME or DATE in stored procedures were silently converted to VARBINARY. (Bug#13675)

C.1.26. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.48 [MRU] (27 August 2007)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

Important

This release was withdrawn from production and is no longer available.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.46). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

  • If a MyISAM table is created with no DATA DIRECTORY option, the .MYD file is created in the database directory. By default, if MyISAM finds an existing .MYD file in this case, it overwrites it. The same applies to .MYI files for tables created with no INDEX DIRECTORY option. To suppress this behavior, start the server with the new --keep_files_on_create option, in which case MyISAM will not overwrite existing files and returns an error instead. (Bug#29325)

  • MySQL source distributions are now available in Zip format. (Bug#27742)

  • The EXAMPLE storage engine is now enabled by default.

Bugs fixed:

  • Incompatible Change: Failure to consider collation when comparing space characters could result in incorrect index entry order, leading to incorrect comparisons, inability to find some index values, misordered index entries, misordered ORDER BY results, or tables that CHECK TABLE reports as having corrupt indexes.

    As a result of this bug fix, indexes must be rebuilt for columns that use any of these character sets: eucjpms, euc_kr, gb2312, latin7, macce, ujis. See Section 2.18.3, “Checking Whether Table Indexes Must Be Rebuilt”. (Bug#29461)

  • MySQL Cluster: Warnings and errors generated by ndb_config --config-file=file were sent to stdout, rather than to stderr. (Bug#25941)

  • MySQL Cluster: When a cluster backup was terminated using the ABORT BACKUP command in the management client, a misleading error message Backup aborted by application: Permanent error: Internal error was returned. The error message returned in such cases now reads Backup aborted by user request. (Bug#21052)

  • MySQL Cluster: Large file support did not work in AIX server binaries. (Bug#10776)

  • Replication: SHOW SLAVE STATUS failed when slave I/O was about to terminate. (Bug#34305)

  • Replication: The thread ID was not reset properly after execution of mysql_change_user(), which could cause replication failure when replicating temporary tables. (Bug#29734)

  • Replication: Operations that used the time zone replicated the time zone only for successful operations, but did not replicate the time zone for errors that need to know it. (Bug#29536)

  • Replication: INSERT DELAYED statements on a master server are replicated as non-DELAYED inserts on slaves (which is normal, to preserve serialization), but the inserts on the slave did not use concurrent inserts. Now INSERT DELAYED on a slave is converted to a concurrent insert when possible, and to a normal insert otherwise. (Bug#29152)

  • Replication: An error that happened inside INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE statements performed from within a stored function or trigger could cause inconsistency between master and slave servers. (Bug#27417)

  • Replication: Slave servers could incorrectly interpret an out-of-memory error from the master and reconnect using the wrong binary log position. (Bug#24192)

  • Memory corruption occurred for some queries with a top-level OR operation in the WHERE condition if they contained equality predicates and other sargable predicates in disjunctive parts of the condition. (Bug#30396)

  • The server created temporary tables for filesort operations in the working directory, not in the directory specified by the tmpdir system variable. (Bug#30287)

  • The query cache does not support retrieval of statements for which column level access control applies, but the server was still caching such statements, thus wasting memory. (Bug#30269)

  • GROUP BY on BIT columns produced incorrect results. (Bug#30219)

  • Using KILL QUERY or KILL CONNECTION to kill a SELECT statement caused a server crash if the query cache was enabled. (Bug#30201)

  • Prepared statements containing CONNECTION_ID() could be written improperly to the binary log. (Bug#30200)

  • When a thread executing a DROP TABLE statement was killed, the table name locks that had been acquired were not released. (Bug#30193)

  • Use of local variables with non-ASCII names in stored procedures crashed the server. (Bug#30120)

  • On Windows, client libraries lacked symbols required for linking. (Bug#30118)

  • --myisam-recover='' (empty option value) did not disable MyISAM recovery. (Bug#30088)

  • The IS_UPDATABLE column in the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.VIEWS table was not always set correctly. (Bug#30020)

  • Statements within stored procedures ignored the value of the low_priority_updates system variable. (Bug#29963)

    See also Bug#26162.

  • For MyISAM tables on Windows, INSERT, DELETE, or UPDATE followed by ALTER TABLE within LOCK TABLES could cause table corruption. (Bug#29957)

  • With auto-reconnect enabled, row fetching for a prepared statement could crash after reconnect occurred because loss of the statement handler was not accounted for. (Bug#29948)

  • LOCK TABLES did not pre-lock tables used in triggers of the locked tables. Unexpected locking behavior and statement failures similar to failed: 1100: Table 'xx' was not locked with LOCK TABLES could result. (Bug#29929)

  • INSERT ... VALUES(CONNECTION_ID(), ...) statements were written to the binary log in such a way that they could not be properly restored. (Bug#29928)

  • Adding DISTINCT could cause incorrect rows to appear in a query result. (Bug#29911)

  • Using the DATE() function in a WHERE clause did not return any records after encountering NULL. However, using TRIM or CAST produced the correct results. (Bug#29898)

  • Very long prepared statements in stored procedures could cause a server crash. (Bug#29856)

  • If query execution involved a temporary table, GROUP_CONCAT() could return a result with an incorrect character set. (Bug#29850)

  • If one thread was performing concurrent inserts, other threads reading from the same table using equality key searches could see the index values for new rows before the data values had been written, leading to reports of table corruption. (Bug#29838)

  • Repeatedly accessing a view in a stored procedure (for example, in a loop) caused a small amount of memory to be allocated per access. Although this memory is deallocated on disconnect, it could be a problem for a long running stored procedures that make repeated access of views. (Bug#29834)

  • mysqldump produced output that incorrectly discarded the NO_AUTO_VALUE_ON_ZERO value of the sql_mode variable after dumping triggers. (Bug#29788)

  • An assertion failure occurred within yaSSL for very long keys. (Bug#29784)

  • For MEMORY tables, the index_merge union access method could return incorrect results. (Bug#29740)

  • Comparison of TIME values using the BETWEEN operator led to string comparison, producing incorrect results in some cases. Now the values are compared as integers. (Bug#29739)

  • For a table with a DATE column date_col such that selecting rows with WHERE date_col = 'date_val 00:00:00' yielded a non-empty result, adding GROUP BY date_col caused the result to be empty. (Bug#29729)

  • In some cases, INSERT INTO ... SELECT ... GROUP BY could insert rows even if the SELECT by itself produced an empty result. (Bug#29717)

  • For the embedded server, the mysql_stmt_store_result() C API function caused a memory leak for empty result sets. (Bug#29687)

  • EXPLAIN produced Impossible where for statements of the form SELECT ... FROM t WHERE c=0, where c was an ENUM column defined as a primary key. (Bug#29661)

  • On Windows, ALTER TABLE hung if records were locked in share mode by a long-running transaction. (Bug#29644)

  • A left join between two views could produce incorrect results. (Bug#29604)

  • Certain statements with unions, subqueries, and joins could result in huge memory consumption. (Bug#29582)

  • Clients using SSL could hang the server. (Bug#29579)

  • A slave running with --log-slave-updates would fail to write INSERT DELAY IGNORE statements to its binary log, resulting in different binary log contents on the master and slave. (Bug#29571)

  • An incorrect result was returned when comparing string values that were converted to TIME values with CAST(). (Bug#29555)

  • In the ascii character set, conversion of DEL (0x7F) to Unicode incorrectly resulted in QUESTION MARK (0x3F) rather than DEL. (Bug#29499)

  • A field packet with NULL fields caused a libmysqlclient crash. (Bug#29494)

  • When using a combination of HANDLER... READ and DELETE on a table, MySQL continued to open new copies of the table every time, leading to an exhaustion of file descriptors. (Bug#29474)

    This regression was introduced by Bug#21587.

  • On Windows, the mysql client died if the user entered a statement and Return after entering Control-C. (Bug#29469)

  • Killing an INSERT DELAYED thread caused a server crash. (Bug#29431)

  • The special “zeroENUM value was coerced to the normal empty string ENUM value during a column-to-column copy. This affected CREATE ... SELECT statements and SELECT statements with aggregate functions on ENUM columns in the GROUP BY clause. (Bug#29360)

  • Optimization of queries with DETERMINISTIC stored functions in the WHERE clause was ineffective: A sequential scan was always used. (Bug#29338)

  • MyISAM corruption could occur with the cp932_japanese_ci collation for the cp932 character set due to incorrect comparison for trailing space. (Bug#29333)

  • The mysql_list_fields() C API function incorrectly set MYSQL_FIELD::decimals for some view columns. (Bug#29306)

  • InnoDB refused to start on some versions of FreeBSD with LinuxThreads. This is fixed by enabling file locking on FreeBSD. (Bug#29155)

  • A maximum of 4TB InnoDB free space was reported by SHOW TABLE STATUS, which is incorrect on systems with more than 4TB space. (Bug#29097)

  • A byte-order issue in writing a spatial index to disk caused bad index files on some systems. (Bug#29070)

  • Creation of a legal stored procedure could fail if no default database had been selected. (Bug#29050)

  • Coercion of ASCII values to character sets that are a superset of ASCII sometimes was not done, resulting in illegal mix of collations errors. These cases now are resolved using repertoire, a new string expression attribute (see Section 9.1.7, “String Repertoire”). (Bug#28875)

  • Fast ALTER TABLE (that works without rebuilding the table) acquired duplicate locks in the storage engine. In MyISAM, if ALTER TABLE was issued under LOCK TABLE, it caused all data inserted after LOCK TABLE to disappear. (Bug#28838)

  • Tables using the InnoDB storage engine incremented AUTO_INCREMENT values incorrectly with ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE. (Bug#28781)

  • Starting the server with an innodb_force_recovery value of 4 did not work. (Bug#28604)

  • For InnoDB tables, MySQL unnecessarily sorted records in certain cases when the records were retrieved by InnoDB in the proper order already. (Bug#28591)

  • mysql_install_db could fail to find script files that it needs. (Bug#28585)

  • If a stored procedure was created and invoked prior to selecting a default database with USE, a No database selected error occurred. (Bug#28551)

  • On Mac OS X, shared-library installation path names were incorrect. (Bug#28544)

  • Using the --skip-add-drop-table option with mysqldump generated incorrect SQL if the database included any views. The recreation of views requires the creation and removal of temporary tables. This option suppressed the removal of those temporary tables. The same applied to --compact since this option also invokes --skip-add-drop-table. (Bug#28524)

  • A race condition in the interaction between MyISAM and the query cache code caused the query cache not to invalidate itself for concurrently inserted data. (Bug#28249)

  • Indexing column prefixes in InnoDB tables could cause table corruption. (Bug#28138)

  • Index creation could fail due to truncation of key values to the maximum key length rather than to a mulitiple of the maximum character length. (Bug#28125)

  • On Windows, symbols for yaSSL and taocrypt were missing from mysqlclient.lib, resulting in unresolved symbol errors for clients linked against that library. (Bug#27861)

  • Some SHOW statements and INFORMATION_SCHEMA queries could expose information not allowed by the user's access privileges. (Bug#27629)

  • Some character mappings in the ascii.xml file were incorrect.

    As a result of this bug fix, indexes must be rebuilt for columns that use the ascii_general_ci collation for columns that contain any of these characters: '`', '[', '\', ']', '~'. See Section 2.18.3, “Checking Whether Table Indexes Must Be Rebuilt”. (Bug#27562)

  • A SELECT with more than 31 nested dependent subqueries returned an incorrect result. (Bug#27352)

  • INSERT INTO ... SELECT caused a crash if innodb_locks_unsafe_for_binlog was enabled. (Bug#27294)

  • FEDERATED tables had an artificially low maximum of key length. (Bug#26909)

  • After the first read of a TEMPORARY table, CHECK TABLE could report the table as being corrupt. (Bug#26325)

  • If an operation had an InnoDB table, and two triggers, AFTER UPDATE and AFTER INSERT, competing for different resources (such as two distinct MyISAM tables), the triggers were unable to execute concurrently. In addition, INSERT and UPDATE statements for the InnoDB table were unable to run concurrently. (Bug#26141)

  • ALTER DATABASE did not require at least one option. (Bug#25859)

  • Using HANDLER to open a table having a storage engine not supported by HANDLER properly returned an error, but also improperly prevented the table from being dropped by other connections. (Bug#25856)

  • When using a FEDERATED table, the value of LAST_INSERT_ID() would not correctly update the C API interface, which would affect the autogenerated ID returned both through the C API and the MySQL protocol, affecting Connectors that used the protocol and/or C API. (Bug#25714)

  • The server was blocked from opening other tables while the FEDERATED engine was attempting to open a remote table. Now the server does not check the correctness of a FEDERATED table at CREATE TABLE time, but waits until the table actually is accessed. (Bug#25679)

  • Several InnoDB assertion failures were corrected. (Bug#25645)

  • In a stored function or trigger, when InnoDB detected deadlock, it attempted rollback and displayed an incorrect error message (Explicit or implicit commit is not allowed in stored function or trigger). Now InnoDB returns an error under these conditions and does not attempt rollback. Rollback is handled outside of InnoDB above the function/trigger level. (Bug#24989)

  • Dropping a temporary InnoDB table that had been locked with LOCK TABLES caused a server crash. (Bug#24918)

  • On Windows, executables did not include Vista manifests. (Bug#24732)

    See also Bug#22563.

  • If MySQL/InnoDB crashed very quickly after starting up, it would not force a checkpoint. In this case, InnoDB would skip crash recovery at next startup, and the database would become corrupt. Now, if the redo log scan at InnoDB startup goes past the last checkpoint, crash recovery is forced. (Bug#23710)

  • SHOW INNODB STATUS caused an assertion failure under high load. (Bug#22819)

  • A statement of the form CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS t1 SELECT f1() AS i failed with a deadlock error if the stored function f1() referred to a table with the same name as the to-be-created table. Now it correctly produces a message that the table already exists. (Bug#22427)

  • Read lock requests that were blocked by a pending write lock request were not allowed to proceed if the statement requesting the write lock was killed. (Bug#21281)

  • On Windows, the server used 10MB of memory for each connection thread, resulting in memory exhaustion. Now each thread uses 1MB. (Bug#20815)

  • InnoDB produced an unnecessary (and harmless) warning: InnoDB: Error: trying to declare trx to enter InnoDB, but InnoDB: it already is declared. (Bug#20090)

  • SQL_BIG_RESULT had no effect for CREATE TABLE ... SELECT SQL_BIG_RESULT ... statements. (Bug#15130)

  • mysql_setpermission tried to grant global-only privileges at the database level. (Bug#14618)

  • For the general query log, logging of prepared statements executed via the C API differed from logging of prepared statements performed with PREPARE and EXECUTE. Logging for the latter was missing the Prepare and Execute lines. (Bug#13326)

  • Backup software can cause ERROR_SHARING_VIOLATION or ERROR_LOCK_VIOLATION conditions during file operations. InnoDB now retries forever until the condition goes away. (Bug#9709)

C.1.27. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.46 [MRU] (13 July 2007)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.44). If you would like to receive more fine-grained and personalized update alerts about fixes that are relevant to the version and features you use, please consider subscribing to MySQL Enterprise (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

Functionality added or changed:

Bugs fixed:

  • MySQL Cluster: When restarting a data node, queries could hang during that node's start phase 5, and continue only after the node had entered phase 6. (Bug#29364)

  • MySQL Cluster: Replica redo logs were inconsistently handled during a system restart. (Bug#29354)

  • MySQL Cluster: The management client's response to START BACKUP WAIT COMPLETED did not include the backup ID. (Bug#27640)

  • Replication: DROP USER statements that named multiple users, only some of which could be dropped, were replicated incorrectly. (Bug#29030)

  • On the IBM i5 platform, the installation script in the .savf binaries unconditionally executed the mysql_install_db script. (Bug#30084)

  • gcov coverage-testing information was not written if the server crashed. (Bug#29543)

  • Corrupt data resulted from use of SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE 'file_name' FIELDS ENCLOSED BY 'c', where c is a digit or minus sign, followed by LOAD DATA INFILE 'file_name' FIELDS ENCLOSED BY 'c'. (Bug#29442)

  • Use of SHOW BINLOG EVENTS for a non-existent log file followed by PURGE BINARY LOGS caused a server crash. (Bug#29420)

  • Assertion failure could occur for grouping queries that employed DECIMAL user variables with assignments to them. (Bug#29417)

  • For CAST(expr AS DECIMAL(M,D)), the limits of 65 and 30 on the precision (M) and scale (D) were not enforced. (Bug#29415)

  • Results for a select query that aliases the column names against a view could duplicate one column while omitting another. This bug could occur for a query over a multiple-table view that includes an ORDER BY clause in its definition. (Bug#29392)

  • mysqldump created a stray file when a given a too-long file name argument. (Bug#29361)

  • FULLTEXT indexes could be corrupted by certain gbk characters. (Bug#29299)

  • SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE followed by LOAD DATA could result in garbled characters when the FIELDS ENCLOSED BY clause named a delimiter of '0', 'b', 'n', 'r', 't', 'N', or 'Z' due to an interaction of character encoding and doubling for data values containing the enclosed-by character. (Bug#29294)

  • Sort order of the collation wasn't used when comparing trailing spaces. This could lead to incorrect comparison results, incorrectly created indexes, or incorrect result set order for queries that include an ORDER BY clause. (Bug#29261)

  • If an ENUM column contained '' as one of its members (represented with numeric value greater than 0), and the column contained error values (represented as 0 and displayed as ''), using ALTER TABLE to modify the column definition caused the 0 values to be given the numeric value of the non-zero '' member. (Bug#29251)

  • Calling mysql_options() after mysql_real_connect() could cause clients to crash. (Bug#29247)

  • CHECK TABLE for ARCHIVE tables could falsely report table corruption or cause a server crash. (Bug#29207)

  • Mixing binary and utf8 columns in a union caused field lengths to be calculated incorrectly, resulting in truncation. (Bug#29205)

  • AsText() could fail with a buffer overrun. (Bug#29166)

  • LOCK TABLES was not atomic when more than one InnoDB tables were locked. (Bug#29154)

  • A network structure was initialized incorrectly, leading to embedded server crashes. (Bug#29117)

  • An assertion failure occurred if a query contained a conjunctive predicate of the form view_column = constant in the WHERE clause and the GROUP BY clause contained a reference to a different view column. The fix also enables application of an optimization that was being skipped if a query contained a conjunctive predicate of the form view_column = constant in the WHERE clause and the GROUP BY clause contained a reference to the same view column. (Bug#29104)

  • If an INSERT INTO ... SELECT statement inserted into the same table that the SELECT retrieved from, and the SELECT included ORDER BY and LIMIT clauses, different data was inserted than the data produced by the SELECT executed by itself. (Bug#29095)

  • Queries that performed a lookup into a BINARY index containing key values ending with spaces caused an assertion failure for debug builds and incorrect results for non-debug builds. (Bug#29087)

  • The semantics of BIGINT depended on platform-specific characteristics. (Bug#29079)

  • If one of the queries in a UNION used the SQL_CACHE option and another query in the UNION contained a nondeterministic function, the result was still cached. For example, this query was incorrectly cached:

              
    SELECT NOW() FROM t1 UNION SELECT SQL_CACHE 1 FROM t1;
    

    (Bug#29053)

  • REPLACE, INSERT IGNORE, and UPDATE IGNORE did not work for FEDERATED tables. (Bug#29019)

  • Inserting into InnoDB tables and executing RESET MASTER in multiple threads cause assertion failure in debug server binaries. (Bug#28983)

  • For a ucs2 column, GROUP_CONCAT() did not convert separators to the result character set before inserting them, producing a result containing a mixture of two different character sets. (Bug#28925)

  • Queries using UDFs or stored functions were cached. (Bug#28921)

  • For a join with GROUP BY and/or ORDER BY and a view reference in the FROM list, the query metadata erroneously showed empty table aliases and database names for the view columns. (Bug#28898)

  • Non-utf8 characters could get mangled when stored in CSV tables. (Bug#28862)

  • ALTER VIEW is not supported as a prepared statement but was not being rejected. ALTER VIEW is now prohibited as a prepared statement or when called within stored routines. (Bug#28846)

  • In strict SQL mode, errors silently stopped the SQL thread even for errors named using the --slave-skip-errors option. (Bug#28839)

  • Runtime changes to the log_queries_not_using_indexes system variable were ignored. (Bug#28808)

  • Selecting a column not present in the selected-from table caused an extra error to be produced by SHOW ERRORS. (Bug#28677)

  • For a statement of the form CREATE t1 SELECT integer_constant, the server created the column using the DECIMAL data type for large negative values that are within the range of BIGINT. (Bug#28625)

  • When one thread attempts to lock two (or more) tables and another thread executes a statement that aborts these locks (such as REPAIR TABLE, OPTIMIZE TABLE, or CHECK TABLE), the thread might get a table object with an incorrect lock type in the table cache. The result is table corruption or a server crash. (Bug#28574)

  • mysqlbinlog --hexdump generated incorrect output due to omission of the “ # ” comment character for some comment lines. (Bug#28293)

  • The LOCATE() function returned NULL if any of its arguments evaluated to NULL. Likewise, the predicate, LOCATE(str,NULL) IS NULL, erroneously evaluated to FALSE. (Bug#27932)

  • The modification of a table by a partially completed multi-column update was not recorded in the binlog, rather than being marked by an event and a corresponding error code. (Bug#27716)

  • A stack overrun could occur when storing DATETIME values using repeated prepared statements. (Bug#27592)

  • Dropping a user-defined function could cause a server crash if the function was still in use by another thread. (Bug#27564)

  • Unsafe aliasing in the source caused a client library crash when compiled with gcc 4 at high optimization levels. (Bug#27383)

  • Index-based range reads could fail for comparisons that involved contraction characters (such as ch in Czech or ll in Spanish). (Bug#27345)

  • Aggregations in subqueries that refer to outer query columns were not always correctly referenced to the proper outer query. (Bug#27333)

  • Error returns from the time() system call were ignored. (Bug#27198)

  • Phantom reads could occur under InnoDB SERIALIZABLE isolation level. (Bug#27197)

  • The SUBSTRING() function returned the entire string instead of an empty string when it was called from a stored procedure and when the length parameter was specified by a variable with the value “ 0 ”. (Bug#27130)

  • ALTER TABLE ... ENABLE KEYS could cause mysqld to crash when executed on a table containing on a MyISAM table containing billions of rows. (Bug#27029)

  • Binary content 0x00 in a BLOB column sometimes became 0x5C 0x00 following a dump and reload, which could cause problems with data using multi-byte character sets such as GBK (Chinese). This was due to a problem with SELECT INTO OUTFILE whereby LOAD DATA later incorrectly interpreted 0x5C as the second byte of a multi-byte sequence rather than as the SOLIDUS (“\”) character, used by MySQL as the escape character. (Bug#26711)

  • Index creation could corrupt the table definition in the .frm file: 1) A table with the maximum number of key segments and maximum length key name would have a corrupted .frm file, due to incorrect calculation of the total key length. 2) MyISAM would reject a table with the maximum number of keys and the maximum number of key segments in all keys. (It would allow one less than this total maximum.) Now MyISAM accepts a table defined with the maximum. (Bug#26642)

  • The index merge union access algorithm could produce incorrect results with InnoDB tables. The problem could also occur for queries that used DISTINCT. (Bug#25798)

  • Under ActiveState Perl, mysql-test-run.pl could kill itself when attempting to kill other processes. (Bug#25657)

  • A query with DISTINCT in the select list to which the loose-scan optimization for grouping queries was applied returned an incorrect result set when the query was used with the SQL_BIG_RESULT option. (Bug#25602)

  • For a multiple-row insert into a FEDERATED table that refers to a remote transactional table, if the insert failed for a row due to constraint failure, the remote table would contain a partial commit (the rows preceding the failed one) instead of rolling back the statement completely. This occurred because the rows were treated as individual inserts.

    Now FEDERATED performs bulk-insert handling such that multiple rows are sent to the remote table in a batch. This provides a performance improvement and enables the remote table to perform statement rollback properly should an error occur. This capability has the following limitations:

    • The size of the insert cannot exceed the maximum packet size between servers. If the insert exceeds this size, it is broken into multiple packets and the rollback problem can occur.

    • Bulk-insert handling does not occur for INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE.

    (Bug#25513)

  • The FEDERATED storage engine failed silently for INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE if a duplicate key violation occurred. FEDERATED does not support ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE, so now it correctly returns an ER_DUP_KEY error if a duplicate key violation occurs. (Bug#25511)

  • A too-long shared-memory-base-name value could cause a buffer overflow and crash the server or clients. (Bug#24924)

  • The server deducted some bytes from the key_cache_block_size option value and reduced it to the next lower 512 byte boundary. The resulting block size was not a power of two. Setting the key_cache_block_size system variable to a value that is not a power of two resulted in MyISAM table corruption. (Bug#23068, Bug#28478, Bug#25853)

  • SHOW BINLOG EVENTS displayed incorrect values of End_log_pos for events associated with transactional storage engines. (Bug#22540)

  • Under ActiveState Perl, mysql-test-run.pl would not run. (Bug#18415)

  • The server crashed when the size of an ARCHIVE table grew larger than 2GB. (Bug#15787)

  • On 64-bit Windows systems, the Config Wizard failed to complete the setup because 64-bit Windows does not resolve dynamic linking of the 64-bit libmysql.dll to a 32-bit application like the Config Wizard. (Bug#14649)

  • The server returned data from SHOW CREATE TABLE statement or a SELECT statement on an INFORMATION_SCHEMA table using the binary character set. (Bug#10491)

C.1.28. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.44sp1 [QSP] (01 August 2007)

This is a Service Pack release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.44).

Bugs fixed:

  • Using the DATE() function in a WHERE clause did not return any records after encountering NULL. However, using TRIM or CAST produced the correct results. (Bug#29898)

  • For a table with a DATE column date_col such that selecting rows with WHERE date_col = 'date_val 00:00:00' yielded a non-empty result, adding GROUP BY date_col caused the result to be empty. (Bug#29729)

  • Optimization of queries with DETERMINISTIC stored functions in the WHERE clause was ineffective: A sequential scan was always used. (Bug#29338)

  • Creation of a legal stored procedure could fail if no default database had been selected. (Bug#29050)

  • If a stored procedure was created and invoked prior to selecting a default database with USE, a No database selected error occurred. (Bug#28551)

C.1.29. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.44 [MRU] (21 June 2007)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.42).

Functionality added or changed:

  • MySQL Cluster: The server source tree now includes scripts to simplify building MySQL with SCI support. For more information about SCI interconnects and these build scripts, see Section 17.10.1, “Configuring MySQL Cluster to use SCI Sockets”. (Bug#25470)

  • Enterprise builds did not include the CSV storage engine. CSV is now included in Enterprise builds for all platforms except Windows, QNX, and NetWare. (Bug#28844)

  • INSERT DELAYED statements on BLACKHOLE tables are now rejected, due to the fact that the BLACKHOLE storage engine does not support them. (Bug#27998)

  • A new status variable, Com_call_procedure, indicates the number of calls to stored procedures. (Bug#27994)

Bugs fixed:

  • Security Fix: A malformed password packet in the connection protocol could cause the server to crash. Thanks for Dormando for reporting this bug, and for providing details and a proof of concept. (Bug#28984, CVE-2007-3780)

  • Security Fix: CREATE TABLE LIKE did not require any privileges on the source table. Now it requires the SELECT privilege.

    In addition, CREATE TABLE LIKE was not isolated from alteration by other connections, which resulted in various errors and incorrect binary log order when trying to execute concurrently a CREATE TABLE LIKE statement and either DDL statements on the source table or DML or DDL statements on the target table. (Bug#23667, Bug#25578, CVE-2007-3781)

  • Incompatible Change: When mysqldump was run with the --delete-master-logs option, binary log files were deleted before it was known that the dump had succeeded, not after. (The method for removing log files used RESET MASTER prior to the dump. This also reset the binary log sequence numbering to .000001.) Now mysqldump flushes the logs (which creates a new binary log number with the next sequence number), performs the dump, and then uses PURGE BINARY LOGS to remove the log files older than the new one. This also preserves log numbering because the new log with the next number is generated and only the preceding logs are removed. However, this may affect applications if they rely on the log numbering sequence being reset. (Bug#24733)

  • Incompatible Change: The use of an ORDER BY or DISTINCT clause with a query containing a call to the GROUP_CONCAT() function caused results from previous queries to be redisplayed in the current result. The fix for this includes replacing a BLOB value used internally for sorting with a VARCHAR. This means that for long results (more than 65,535 bytes), it is possible for truncation to occur; if so, an appropriate warning is issued. (Bug#23856, Bug#28273)

  • MySQL Cluster: A corrupt schema file could cause a File already open error. (Bug#28770)

  • MySQL Cluster: Setting InitialNoOpenFiles equal to MaxNoOfOpenFiles caused an error. This was due to the fact that the actual value of MaxNoOfOpenFiles as used by the cluster was offset by 1 from the value set in config.ini. (Bug#28749)

  • MySQL Cluster: UPDATE IGNORE statements involving the primary keys of multiple tables could result in data corruption. (Bug#28719)

  • MySQL Cluster: A race condition could result when non-master nodes (in addition to the master node) tried to update active status due to a local checkpoint (that is, between NODE_FAILREP and COPY_GCIREQ events). Now only the master updates the active status. (Bug#28717)

  • MySQL Cluster: A fast global checkpoint under high load with high usage of the redo buffer caused data nodes to fail. (Bug#28653)

  • MySQL Cluster: When an API node sent more than 1024 signals in a single batch, NDB would process only the first 1024 of these, and then hang. (Bug#28443)

  • MySQL Cluster: A delay in obtaining AUTO_INCREMENT IDs could lead to excess temporary errors. (Bug#28410)

  • MySQL Cluster: A failure to release internal resources following an error could lead to problems with single user mode. (Bug#25818)

  • Replication: The result of executing of a prepared statement created with PREPARE s FROM "SELECT 1 LIMIT ?" was not replicated correctly. (Bug#28464)

  • Replication: Recreating a view that already exists on the master would cause a replicating slave to terminate replication with a 'different error message on slave and master' error. (Bug#28244)

  • Replication: Binary logging of prepared statements could produce syntactically incorrect queries in the binary log, replacing some parameters with variable names rather than variable values. This could lead to incorrect results on replication slaves. (Bug#26842, Bug#12826)

  • Replication: Connections from one mysqld server to another failed on Mac OS X, affecting replication and FEDERATED tables. (Bug#26664)

    See also Bug#29083.

  • Replication: When using transactions and replication, shutting down the master in the middle of a transaction would cause all slaves to stop replicating. (Bug#22725)

  • Replication: Using CREATE TABLE LIKE ... would raise an assertion when replicated to a slave. (Bug#18950)

  • On the IBM i5 platform, the installation script in the .savf binaries unconditionally executed the mysql_install_db script. This problem was fixed in a repackaged distribution numbered 5.0.44b. (Bug#30084)

  • Long path names for internal temporary tables could cause stack overflows. (Bug#29015)

  • Using an INTEGER column from a table to ROUND() a number produced different results than using a constant with the same value as the INTEGER column. (Bug#28980)

  • If a program binds a given number of parameters to a prepared statement handle and then somehow changes stmt->param_count to a different number, mysql_stmt_execute() could crash the client or server. (Bug#28934)

  • INSERT .. ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE could under some circumstances silently update rows when it should not have. (Bug#28904)

  • Queries that used UUID() were incorrectly allowed into the query cache. (This should not happen because UUID() is non-deterministic.) (Bug#28897)

  • Using a VIEW created with a non-existing DEFINER could lead to incorrect results under some circumstances. (Bug#28895)

  • For InnoDB tables that use the utf8 character set, incorrect results could occur for DML statements such as DELETE or UPDATE that use an index on character-based columns. (Bug#28878)

    See also Bug#29449, Bug#30485, Bug#31395.

    This regression was introduced by Bug#13195.

  • On Windows, USE_TLS was not defined for mysqlclient.lib. (Bug#28860)

  • A subquery with ORDER BY and LIMIT 1 could cause a server crash. (Bug#28811)

  • Using BETWEEN with non-indexed date columns and short formats of the date string could return incorrect results. (Bug#28778)

  • Selecting GEOMETRY columns in a UNION caused a server crash. (Bug#28763)

  • When constructing the path to the original .frm file, ALTER .. RENAME was unnecessarily (and incorrectly) lowercasing the entire path when not on a case-insensitive file system, causing the statement to fail. (Bug#28754)

  • Searches on indexed and non-indexed ENUM columns could return different results for empty strings. (Bug#28729)

  • Executing EXPLAIN EXTENDED on a query using a derived table over a grouping subselect could lead to a server crash. This occurred only when materialization of the derived tables required creation of an auxiliary temporary table, an example being when a grouping operation was carried out with usage of a temporary table. (Bug#28728)

  • The result of evaluation for a view's CHECK OPTION option over an updated record and records of merged tables was arbitrary and dependant on the order of records in the merged tables during the execution of the SELECT statement. (Bug#28716)

  • The “manager thread” of the LinuxThreads implementation was unintentionally started before mysqld had dropped privileges (to run as an unprivileged user). This caused signaling between threads in mysqld to fail when the privileges were finally dropped. (Bug#28690)

  • For debug builds, ALTER TABLE could trigger an assertion failure due to occurrence of a deadlock when committing changes. (Bug#28652)

  • After an upgrade, the names of stored routines referenced by views were no longer displayed by SHOW CREATE VIEW. (Bug#28605)

    This regression was introduced by Bug#23491.

  • Killing from one connection a long-running EXPLAIN QUERY started from another connection caused mysqld to crash. (Bug#28598)

  • Outer join queries with ON conditions over constant outer tables did not return NULL-complemented rows when conditions were evaluated to FALSE. (Bug#28571)

  • An update on a multiple-table view with the CHECK OPTION clause and a subquery in the WHERE condition could cause an assertion failure. (Bug#28561)

  • PURGE MASTER LOGS BEFORE (subquery) caused a server crash. Subqueries are forbidden in the BEFORE clause now. (Bug#28553)

  • mysqldump calculated the required memory for a hex-blob string incorrectly causing a buffer overrun. This in turn caused mysqldump to crash silently and produce incomplete output. (Bug#28522)

  • Passing a DECIMAL value as a parameter of a statement prepared with PREPARE resulted in an error. (Bug#28509)

  • mysql_affected_rows() could return an incorrect result for INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE if the CLIENT_FOUND_ROWS flag was set. (Bug#28505)

  • A query that grouped by the result of an expression returned a different result when the expression was assigned to a user variable. (Bug#28494)

  • Subselects returning LONG values in MySQL versions later than 5.0.24a returned LONGLONG prior to this. The previous behavior was restored. (Bug#28492)

    This regression was introduced by Bug#19714.

  • Forcing the use of an index on a SELECT query when the index had been disabled would raise an error without running the query. The query now executes, with a warning generated noting that the use of a disabled index has been ignored. (Bug#28476)

  • The query SELECT '2007-01-01' + INTERVAL column_name DAY FROM table_name caused mysqld to fail. (Bug#28450)

  • A server crash could happen under rare conditions such that a temporary table outgrew heap memory reserved for it and the remaining disk space was not big enough to store the table as a MyISAM table. (Bug#28449)

  • mysql_upgrade failed if certain SQL modes were set. Now it sets the mode itself to avoid this problem. (Bug#28401)

  • The test case for mysqldump failed with bin-log disabled. (Bug#28372)

  • Attempting to LOAD_FILE from an empty floppy drive under Windows, caused the server to hang. For example, if you opened a connection to the server and then issued the command SELECT LOAD_FILE('a:test');, with no floppy in the drive, the server was inaccessible until the modal pop-up dialog box was dismissed. (Bug#28366)

  • A buffer overflow could occur when using DECIMAL columns on Windows operating systems. (Bug#28361)

  • libmysql.dll could not be dynamically loaded on Windows. (Bug#28358)

  • Grouping queries with correlated subqueries in WHERE conditions could produce incorrect results. (Bug#28337)

  • mysqltest used a too-large stack size on PPC/Debian Linux, causing thread-creation failure for tests that use many threads. (Bug#28333)

  • EXPLAIN for a query on an empty table immediately after its creation could result in a server crash. (Bug#28272)

  • The IS_UPDATABLE column in the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.VIEWS table was not always set correctly. (Bug#28266)

  • Comparing a DATETIME column value with a user variable yielded incorrect results. (Bug#28261)

  • For CAST() of a NULL value with type DECIMAL, the return value was incorrectly initialized, producing a runtime error for binaries built using Visual C++ 2005. (Bug#28250)

  • Portability problems caused by use of isinf() were corrected. (Bug#28240)

  • When dumping procedures, mysqldump --compact generated output that restored the session variable sql_mode without first capturing it. When dumping routines, mysqldump --compact neither set nor retrieved the value of sql_mode. (Bug#28223)

  • Comparison of the string value of a date showed as unequal to CURTIME(). Similar behavior was exhibited for DATETIME values. (Bug#28208)

  • The Bytes_received and Bytes_sent status variables could hold only 32-bit values (not 64-bit values) on some platforms. (Bug#28149)

  • Storing a large number into a FLOAT or DOUBLE column with a fixed length could result in incorrect truncation of the number if the column's length was greater than 31. (Bug#28121)

  • DECIMAL values beginning with nine 9 digits could be incorrectly rounded. (Bug#27984)

  • The second execution of a prepared statement from a UNION query with ORDER BY RAND() caused the server to crash. This problem could also occur when invoking a stored procedure containing such a query. (Bug#27937)

  • For attempts to open a non-existent table, the server should report ER_NO_SUCH_TABLE but sometimes reported ER_TABLE_NOT_LOCKED. (Bug#27907)

  • A stored program that uses a variable name containing multibyte characters could fail to execute. (Bug#27876)

  • ON conditions from JOIN expressions were ignored when checking the CHECK OPTION clause while updating a multiple-table view that included such a clause. (Bug#27827)

  • On some systems, udf_example.c returned an incorrect result length. Also on some systems, mysql-test-run.pl could not find the shared object built from udf_example.c. (Bug#27741)

  • HASH indexes on VARCHAR columns with binary collations did not ignore trailing spaces from strings before comparisons. This could result in duplicate records being successfully inserted into a MEMORY table with unique key constraints. A consequence was that internal MEMORY tables used for GROUP BY calculation contained duplicate rows that resulted in duplicate-key errors when converting those temporary tables to MyISAM, and that error was incorrectly reported as a table is full error. (Bug#27643)

  • An error occurred trying to connect to mysqld-debug.exe. (Bug#27597)

  • Selecting MIN() on an indexed column that contained only NULL values caused NULL to be returned for other result columns. (Bug#27573)

  • If a stored function or trigger was killed, it aborted but no error was thrown, allowing the calling statement to continue without noticing the problem. This could lead to incorrect results. (Bug#27563)

  • When ALTER TABLE was used to add a new DATE column with no explicit default value, '0000-00-00' was used as the default even if the SQL mode included the NO_ZERO_DATE mode to prohibit that value. A similar problem occurred for DATETIME columns. (Bug#27507)

  • Using a TEXT local variable in a stored routine in an expression such as SET var = SUBSTRING(var, 3) produced an incorrect result. (Bug#27415)

  • The error message for error number 137 did not report which database/table combination reported the problem. (Bug#27173)

  • A large filesort could result in a division by zero error and a server crash. (Bug#27119)

  • Some test suite files were missing from some MySQL-test packages. (Bug#26609)

  • Statements within triggers ignored the value of the low_priority_updates system variable. (Bug#26162)

    See also Bug#29963.

  • Running CHECK TABLE concurrently with a SELECT, INSERT or other statement on Windows could corrupt a MyISAM table. (Bug#25712)

  • On Windows, connection handlers did not properly decrement the server's thread count when exiting. (Bug#25621)

  • Due to a race condition, executing FLUSH PRIVILEGES in one thread could cause brief table unavailability in other threads. (Bug#24988)

  • When mysqld was run as a Windows service, shared memory objects were not created in the global namespace and could not be used by clients to connect. (Bug#24731)

  • On some Linux distributions where LinuxThreads and NPTL glibc versions both are available, statically built binaries can crash because the linker defaults to LinuxThreads when linking statically, but calls to external libraries (such as libnss) are resolved to NPTL versions. This cannot be worked around in the code, so instead if a crash occurs on such a binary/OS combination, print an error message that provides advice about how to fix the problem. (Bug#24611)

  • Implicit conversion of 9912101 to DATE did not match CAST(9912101 AS DATE). (Bug#23093)

  • Conversion errors could occur when constructing the condition for an IN predicate. The predicate was treated as if the affected column contains NULL, but if the IN predicate is inside NOT, incorrect results could be returned. (Bug#22855)

  • Linux binaries were unable to dump core after executing a setuid() call. (Bug#21723)

  • Stack overflow caused server crashes. (Bug#21476)

  • CURDATE() is less than NOW(), either when comparing CURDATE() directly (CURDATE() < NOW() is true) or when casting CURDATE() to DATE (CAST(CURDATE() AS DATE) < NOW() is true). However, storing CURDATE() in a DATE column and comparing col_name < NOW() incorrectly yielded false. This is fixed by comparing a DATE column as DATETIME for comparisons to a DATETIME constant. (Bug#21103)

  • For dates with 4-digit year parts less than 200, an incorrect implicit conversion to add a century was applied for date arithmetic performed with DATE_ADD(), DATE_SUB(), + INTERVAL, and - INTERVAL. (For example, DATE_ADD('0050-01-01 00:00:00', INTERVAL 0 SECOND) became '2050-01-01 00:00:00'.) (Bug#18997)

  • Granting access privileges to an individual table where the database or table name contained an underscore would fail. (Bug#18660)

  • The -lmtmalloc library was removed from the output of mysql_config on Solaris, as it caused problems when building DBD::mysql (and possibly other applications) on that platform that tried to use dlopen() to access the client library. (Bug#18322)

  • The check-cpu script failed to detect AMD64 Turion processors correctly. (Bug#17707)

  • Trying to shut down the server following a failed LOAD DATA INFILE caused mysqld to crash. (Bug#17233)

  • Using up-arrow for command-line recall in mysql could cause a segmentation fault. (Bug#10218)

  • The result for CAST() when casting a value to UNSIGNED was limited to the maximum signed BIGINT value (9223372036854775808), rather than the maximum unsigned value (18446744073709551615). (Bug#8663)

C.1.30. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.42 [MRU] (23 May 2007)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.40).

Functionality added or changed:

  • Incompatible Change: Prior to this release, when DATE values were compared with DATETIME values, the time portion of the DATETIME value was ignored, or the comparison could be performed as a string compare. Now a DATE value is coerced to the DATETIME type by adding the time portion as 00:00:00. To mimic the old behavior, use the CAST() function as shown in this example: SELECT date_col = CAST(NOW() AS DATE) FROM table;. (Bug#28929)

  • Incompatible Change: INSERT DELAYED is now downgraded to a normal INSERT if the statement uses functions that access tables or triggers, or that is called from a function or a trigger.

    This was done to resolve the following interrelated issues:

    • The server could abort or deadlock for INSERT DELAYED statements for which another insert was performed implicitly (for example, via a stored function that inserted a row).

    • A trigger using an INSERT DELAYED caused the error INSERT DELAYED can't be used with table ... because it is locked with LOCK TABLES although the target table was not actually locked.

    • INSERT DELAYED into a table with a BEFORE INSERT or AFTER INSERT trigger gave an incorrect NEW pseudocolumn value and caused the server to deadlock or abort.

    (Bug#21483)

    See also Bug#20497, Bug#21714.

  • mysqld_multi now understands the --no-defaults, --defaults-file, and --defaults-extra-file options. The --config-file option is deprecated; if given, it is treated like --defaults-extra-file. (Bug#27390)

Bugs fixed:

  • Security Fix: Use of a view could allow a user to gain update privileges for tables in other databases. (Bug#27878, CVE-2007-3782)

  • Security Fix: The requirement of the DROP privilege for RENAME TABLE was not enforced. (Bug#27515, CVE-2007-2691)

  • Security Fix: If a stored routine was declared using SQL SECURITY INVOKER, a user who invoked the routine could gain privileges. (Bug#27337, CVE-2007-2692)

  • MySQL Cluster: The cluster waited 30 seconds instead of 30 milliseconds before reading table statistics. (Bug#28093)

  • MySQL Cluster: INSERT IGNORE wrongly ignored NULL values in unique indexes. (Bug#27980)

  • MySQL Cluster: The name of the month “March” was given incorrectly in the cluster error log. (Bug#27926)

  • MySQL Cluster: It was not possible to add a unique index to an NDB table while in single user mode. (Bug#27710)

  • MySQL Cluster: Repeated insertion of data generated by mysqldump into NDB tables could eventually lead to failure of the cluster. (Bug#27437)

  • MySQL Cluster: ndb_connectstring did not appear in the output of SHOW VARIABLES. (Bug#26675)

  • Replication: Aborting a statement on the master that applied to a non-transactional statement broke replication. The statement was written to the binary log but not completely executed on the master. Slaves receiving the statement executed it completely, resulting in loss of data synchrony. Now an error code is written to the error log so that the slaves stop without executing the aborted statement. (That is, replication stops, but synchrony to the point of the stop is preserved and you can investigate the problem.) (Bug#26551)

  • Replication: Restoration of the default database after stored routine or trigger execution on a slave could cause replication to stop if the database no longer existed. (Bug#25082)

  • Cluster API: For BLOB reads on operations with lock mode LM_CommittedRead, the lock mode was not upgraded to LM_Read before the state of the BLOB had already been calculated. The NDB API methods affected by this problem included the following:

    • NdbOperation::readTuple()

    • NdbScanOperation::readTuples()

    • NdbIndexScanOperation::readTuples()

    (Bug#27320)

  • On the IBM i5 platform, the installation script in the .savf binaries unconditionally executed the mysql_install_db script. This problem was fixed in a repackaged distribution numbered 5.0.42b. (Bug#30084)

  • A query with a NOT IN subquery predicate could cause a crash when the left operand of the predicate evaluated to NULL. (Bug#28375)

  • For InnoDB, in some rare cases the optimizer preferred a more expensive ref access to a less expensive range access. (Bug#28189)

  • A performance degradation was observed for outer join queries to which a not-exists optimization was applied. (Bug#28188)

  • SELECT * INTO OUTFILE ... FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.SCHEMATA failed with an Access denied error, even for a user who had the FILE privilege. (Bug#28181)

  • Comparisons of DATE or DATETIME values for the IN() function could yield incorrect results. (Bug#28133)

  • The server could hang for INSERT IGNORE ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE if an update failed. (Bug#28000)

  • CAST() to DECIMAL did not check for overflow. (Bug#27957)

  • For INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statements that affected many rows, updates could be applied to the wrong rows. (Bug#27954)

  • Early NULL-filtering optimization did not work for eq_ref table access. (Bug#27939)

  • Views ignored precision for CAST() operations. (Bug#27921)

  • Non-grouped columns were allowed by * in ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY SQL mode. (Bug#27874)

  • Debug builds on Windows generated false alarms about uninitialized variables with some Visual Studio runtime libraries. (Bug#27811)

  • Certain queries that used uncorrelated scalar subqueries caused EXPLAIN to crash. (Bug#27807)

  • Changes to some system variables should invalidate statements in the query cache, but invalidation did not happen. (Bug#27792)

  • Performing a UNION on two views that had ORDER BY clauses resulted in an Unknown column error. (Bug#27786)

  • mysql_install_db is supposed to detect existing system tables and create only those that do not exist. Instead, it was exiting with an error if tables already existed. (Bug#27783)

  • mysqld did not check the length of option values and could crash with a buffer overflow for long values. (Bug#27715)

  • Comparisons using row constructors could fail for rows containing NULL values. (Bug#27704)

  • LOAD DATA did not use CURRENT_TIMESTAMP as the default value for a TIMESTAMP column for which no value was provided. (Bug#27670)

  • mysqldump could not connect using SSL. (Bug#27669)

  • On Linux, the server could not create temporary tables if lower_case_table_names was set to 1 and the value of tmpdir was a directory name containing any uppercase letters. (Bug#27653)

  • For InnoDB tables, a multiple-row INSERT of the form INSERT INTO t (id...) VALUES (NULL...) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE id=VALUES(id), where id is an AUTO_INCREMENT column, could cause ERROR 1062 (23000): Duplicate entry... errors or lost rows. (Bug#27650)

  • The XML output representing an empty result was an empty string rather than an empty <resultset/> element. (Bug#27608)

  • Comparison of a DATE with a DATETIME did not treat the DATE as having a time part of 00:00:00. (Bug#27590)

    See also Bug#32198.

  • The fix for Bug#17212 provided correct sort order for misordered output of certain queries, but caused significant overall query performance degradation. (Results were correct (good), but returned much more slowly (bad).) The fix also affected performance of queries for which results were correct. The performance degradation has been addressed. (Bug#27531)

  • The CRC32() function returns an unsigned integer, but the metadata was signed, which could cause certain queries to return incorrect results. (For example, queries that selected a CRC32() value and used that value in the GROUP BY clause.) (Bug#27530)

  • An interaction between SHOW TABLE STATUS and other concurrent statements that modify the table could result in a divide-by-zero error and a server crash. (Bug#27516)

  • A race condition between DROP TABLE and SHOW TABLE STATUS could cause the latter to display incorrect information. (Bug#27499)

  • Nested aggregate functions could be improperly evaluated. (Bug#27363)

  • A stored function invocation in the WHERE clause was treated as a constant. (Bug#27354)

  • Failure to allocate memory associated with transaction_prealloc_size could cause a server crash. (Bug#27322)

  • mysqldump crashed if it got no data from SHOW CREATE PROCEDURE (for example, when trying to dump a routine defined by a different user and for which the current user had no privileges). Now it prints a comment to indicate the problem. It also returns an error, or continues if the --force option is given. (Bug#27293)

  • mysqlbinlog produced different output with the -R option than without it. (Bug#27171)

  • Flow control optimization in stored routines could cause exception handlers to never return or execute incorrect logic. (Bug#26977)

  • mysqldump would not dump a view for which the DEFINER no longer exists. (Bug#26817)

  • Creating a temporary table with InnoDB when using the one-file-per-table setting, and when the host file system for temporary tables was tmpfs, would cause an assertion within mysqld. This was due to the use of O_DIRECT when opening the temporary table file. (Bug#26662)

  • mysql_upgrade did not detect failure of external commands that it runs. (Bug#26639)

  • Index hints (USE INDEX, IGNORE INDEX, FORCE INDEX) cannot be used with FULLTEXT indexes, but were not being ignored. (Bug#25951)

  • If CREATE TABLE t1 LIKE t2 failed due to a full disk, an empty t2.frm file could be created but not removed. This file then caused subsequent attempts to create a table named t2 to fail. This is easily corrected at the file system level by removing the t2.frm file manually, but now the server removes the file if the create operation does not complete successfully. (Bug#25761)

  • mysql_upgrade did not pass a password to mysqlcheck if one was given. (Bug#25452)

  • On Windows, mysql_upgrade was sensitive to lettercase of the names of some required components. (Bug#25405)

  • For storage engines that allow the current auto-increment value to be set, using ALTER TABLE ... ENGINE to convert a table from one such storage engine to another caused loss of the current value. (For storage engines that do not support setting the value, it cannot be retained anyway when changing the storage engine.) (Bug#25262)

  • Several math functions produced incorrect results for large unsigned values. ROUND() produced incorrect results or a crash for a large number-of-decimals argument. (Bug#24912)

  • The result set of a query that used WITH ROLLUP and DISTINCT could lack some rollup rows (rows with NULL values for grouping attributes) if the GROUP BY list contained constant expressions. (Bug#24856)

  • For queries that used ORDER BY with InnoDB tables, if the optimizer chose an index for accessing the table but found a covering index that enabled the ORDER BY to be skipped, no results were returned. (Bug#24778)

  • Concurrent execution of CREATE TABLE ... SELECT and other statements involving the target table suffered from various race conditions, some of which might have led to deadlocks. (Bug#24738)

  • An attempt to execute CREATE TABLE ... SELECT when a temporary table with the same name already existed led to the insertion of data into the temporary table and creation of an empty non-temporary table. (Bug#24508)

  • The MERGE storage engine could return incorrect results when several index values that compare equality were present in an index (for example, 'gross' and 'gross ', which are considered equal but have different lengths). (Bug#24342)

  • Some upgrade problems are detected and better error messages suggesting that mysql_upgrade be run are produced. (Bug#24248)

  • Some views could not be created even when the user had the requisite privileges. (Bug#24040)

  • Using CAST() to convert DATETIME values to numeric values did not work. (Bug#23656)

  • The AUTO_INCREMENT value would not be correctly reported for InnoDB tables when using SHOW CREATE TABLE statement or mysqldump command. (Bug#23313)

  • SELECT COUNT(*) from a table containing a DATETIME NOT NULL column could produce spurious warnings with the NO_ZERO_DATE SQL mode enabled. (Bug#22824)

  • Using SET GLOBAL to change the lc_time_names system variable had no effect on new connections. (Bug#22648)

  • A multiple-table UPDATE could return an incorrect rows-matched value if, during insertion of rows into a temporary table, the table had to be converted from a MEMORY table to a MyISAM table. (Bug#22364)

  • yaSSL crashed on pre-Pentium Intel CPUs. (Bug#21765)

  • A slave that used --master-ssl-cipher could not connect to the master. (Bug#21611)

  • Quoted labels in stored routines were mishandled, rendering the routines unusable. (Bug#21513)

  • CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS ... SELECT caused a server crash if the target table already existed and had a BEFORE INSERT trigger. (Bug#20903)

  • Deadlock occurred for attempts to execute CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS ... SELECT when LOCK TABLES had been used to acquire a read lock on the target table. (Bug#20662, Bug#15522)

  • Changing a utf8 column in an InnoDB table to a shorter length did not shorten the data values. (Bug#20095)

  • The omission of leading zeros in dates could lead to erroneous results when these were compared with the output of certain date and time functions. (Bug#16377)

  • INSERT...ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE could cause Error 1032: Can't find record in ... for inserts into an InnoDB table unique index using key column prefixes with an underlying utf8 string column. (Bug#13191)

  • Having the EXECUTE privilege for a routine in a database should make it possible to USE that database, but the server returned an error instead. This has been corrected. As a result of the change, SHOW TABLES for a database in which you have only the EXECUTE privilege returns an empty set rather than an error. (Bug#9504)

C.1.31. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.40 [MRU] (17 April 2007)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.38).

Functionality added or changed:

  • MySQL Cluster: The behavior of the ndb_restore utility has been changed as follows:

    • It is now possible to restore selected databases or tables using ndb_restore.

    • Several options have been added for use with ndb_restore --print_data to facilitate the creation of structured data dump files. These options can be used to make dumps made using ndb_restore more like those produced by mysqldump.

    For details of these changes, see Section 17.9.11, “ndb_restore — Restore a MySQL Cluster Backup”. (Bug#26899, Bug#26900)

  • If a set function S with an outer reference S(outer_ref) cannot be aggregated in the outer query against which the outer reference has been resolved, MySQL interprets S(outer_ref) the same way that it would interpret S(const). However, standard SQL requires throwing an error in this situation. An error now is thrown for such queries if the ANSI SQL mode is enabled. (Bug#27348)

  • Added the --service-startup-timeout option for mysql.server to specify how long to wait for the server to start. If the server does not start within the timeout period, mysql.server exits with an error. (Bug#26952)

  • Prefix lengths for columns in SPATIAL indexes are no longer displayed in SHOW CREATE TABLE output. mysqldump uses that statement, so if a table with SPATIAL indexes containing prefixed columns is dumped and reloaded, the index is created with no prefixes. (The full column width of each column is indexed.) (Bug#26794)

  • The output of mysql --xml and mysqldump --xml now includes a valid XML namespace. (Bug#25946)

  • If you use SSL for a client connection, you can tell the client not to authenticate the server certificate by specifying neither --ssl-ca nor --ssl-capath. The server still verifies the client according to any applicable requirements established via GRANT statements for the client, and it still uses any --ssl-ca/--ssl-capath values that were passed to server at startup time. (Bug#25309)

  • The syntax for index hints has been extended to enable explicit specification that the hint applies only to join processing. See Section 12.2.8.2, “Index Hint Syntax”.

    This is a new fix for this issue, and replaces the fix made in MySQL 5.0.25 and reverted in 5.0.26. (Bug#21174)

  • The mysql_create_system_tables script was removed because mysql_install_db no longer uses it in MySQL 5.0.

Bugs fixed:

  • Important Note: The parser accepted invalid code in SQL condition handlers, leading to server crashes or unexpected execution behavior in stored programs. Specifically, the parser allowed a condition handler to refer to labels for blocks that enclose the handler declaration. This was incorrect because block label scope does not include the code for handlers declared within the labeled block.

    The parser now rejects this invalid construct, but if you upgrade in place (without dumping and reloading your databases), existing handlers that contain the construct are still invalid — even if they appear to function as you expect — and should be rewritten.

    To find affected handlers, use mysqldump to dump all stored procedures and functions, triggers, and events. Then attempt to reload them into an upgraded server. Handlers that contain illegal label references will be rejected.

    For more information about condition handlers and writing them to avoid invalid jumps, see Section 12.8.4.2, “DECLARE for Handlers”. (Bug#26503)

  • MySQL Cluster: NDB tables having MEDIUMINT AUTO_INCREMENT columns were not restored correctly by ndb_restore, causing spurious duplicate key errors. This issue did not affect TINYINT, INT, or BIGINT columns with AUTO_INCREMENT. (Bug#27775)

  • MySQL Cluster: NDB tables with indexes whose names contained space characters were not restored correctly by ndb_restore (the index names were truncated). (Bug#27758)

  • MySQL Cluster: Under certain rare circumstances performing a DROP TABLE or TRUNCATE on an NDB table could cause a node failure or forced cluster shutdown. (Bug#27581)

  • MySQL Cluster: Memory usage of a mysqld process grew even while idle. (Bug#27560)

  • MySQL Cluster: It was not possible to set LockPagesInMainMemory equal to 0. (Bug#27291)

  • MySQL Cluster: A race condition could sometimes occur if the node acting as master failed while node IDs were still being allocated during startup. (Bug#27286)

  • MySQL Cluster: When a data node was taking over as the master node, a race condition could sometimes occur as the node was assuming responsibility for handling of global checkpoints. (Bug#27283)

  • MySQL Cluster: Error messages displayed when running in single user mode were inconsistent. (Bug#27021)

  • MySQL Cluster: The failure of a data node while restarting could cause other data nodes to hang or crash. (Bug#27003)

  • MySQL Cluster: On Solaris, the value of an NDB table column declared as BIT(33) was always displayed as 0. (Bug#26986)

  • MySQL Cluster: mysqld processes would sometimes crash under high load. (Bug#26825)

  • MySQL Cluster: The output from ndb_restore --print_data was incorrect for a backup made of a database containing tables with TINYINT or SMALLINT columns. (Bug#26740)

  • MySQL Cluster: In some cases, AFTER UPDATE and AFTER DELETE triggers on NDB tables that referenced subject table did not see the results of operation which caused invocation of the trigger, but rather saw the row as it was prior to the update or delete operation.

    This was most noticeable when an update operation used a subquery to obtain the rows to be updated. An example would be UPDATE tbl1 SET col2 = val1 WHERE tbl1.col1 IN (SELECT col3 FROM tbl2 WHERE c4 = val2) where there was an AFTER UPDATE trigger on table tbl1. In such cases, the trigger would fail to execute.

    The problem occurred because the actual update or delete operations were deferred to be able to perform them later as one batch. The fix for this bug solves the problem by disabling this optimization for a given update or delete if the table has an AFTER trigger defined for this operation. (Bug#26242)

  • MySQL Cluster: Condition pushdown did not work with prepared statements. (Bug#26225)

  • MySQL Cluster: Joins on multiple tables containing BLOB columns could cause data nodes run out of memory, and to crash with the error NdbObjectIdMap::expand unable to expand. (Bug#26176)

  • MySQL Cluster: After entering single user mode it was not possible to alter non-NDB tables on any SQL nodes other than the one having sole access to the cluster. (Bug#25275)

  • MySQL Cluster: When a cluster data node suffered a “hard” failure (such as a power failure or loss of a network connection) TCP sockets to the missing node were maintained indefinitely. Now socket-based transporters check for a response and terminate the socket if there is no activity on the socket after 2 hours. (Bug#24793)

  • MySQL Cluster: The management client command node_id STATUS displayed the message Node node_id: not connected when node_id was not the node ID of a data node.

    Note

    The ALL STATUS command in the cluster management client still displays status information for data nodes only. This is by design. See Section 17.7.2, “Commands in the MySQL Cluster Management Client”, for more information.

    (Bug#21715)

  • MySQL Cluster: Some values of MaxNoOfTables caused the error Job buffer congestion to occur. (Bug#19378)

  • MySQL Cluster: When trying to create tables on an SQL node not connected to the cluster, a misleading error message Table 'tbl_name' already exists was generated. The error now generated is Could not connect to storage engine. (Bug#11217, Bug#18676)

  • Replication: Out-of-memory errors were not reported. Now they are written to the error log. (Bug#26844)

  • Replication: Improved out-of-memory detection when sending logs from a master server to slaves, and log a message when allocation fails. (Bug#26837)

  • Replication: When RAND() was called multiple times inside a stored procedure, the server did not write the correct random seed values to the binary log, resulting in incorrect replication. (Bug#25543)

  • Replication: GRANT statements were not replicated if the server was started with the --replicate-ignore-table or --replicate-wild-ignore-table option. (Bug#25482)

  • Replication: Replication between master and slave would infinitely retry binary log transmission where the max_allowed_packet on the master was larger than that on the slave if the size of the transfer was between these two values. (Bug#23775)

  • Cluster Replication: Some queries that updated multiple tables were not backed up correctly. (Bug#27748)

  • Cluster API: Using NdbBlob::writeData() to write data in the middle of an existing blob value (that is, updating the value) could overwrite some data past the end of the data to be changed. (Bug#27018)

  • Cluster API: After defining a delete operation (using NdbOperation::deleteTuple()) on a non-existent primary key of a table having a BLOB or TEXT column, invoking NdbTransaction::execute() caused the calling application to enter an endless loop rather than raising an error.

    This issue also affected ndb_restore; when restoring tables containing BLOB or TEXT columns, this could cause it to consume all available memory and then crash. (Bug#24028)

    See also Bug#27308, Bug#30177.

  • Some equi-joins containing a WHERE clause that included a NOT IN subquery caused a server crash. (Bug#27870)

  • SELECT DISTINCT could return incorrect results if the select list contained duplicated columns. (Bug#27659)

  • With NO_AUTO_VALUE_ON_ZERO SQL mode enabled, LOAD DATA operations could assign incorrect AUTO_INCREMENT values. (Bug#27586)

  • Incorrect results could be returned for some queries that contained a select list expression with IN or BETWEEN together with an ORDER BY or GROUP BY on the same expression using NOT IN or NOT BETWEEN. (Bug#27532)

  • Evaluation of an IN() predicate containing a decimal-valued argument caused a server crash. (Bug#27513, Bug#27362, CVE-2007-2583)

  • In out-of-memory conditions, the server might crash or otherwise not report an error to the Windows event log. (Bug#27490)

  • Passing nested row expressions with different structures to an IN predicate caused a server crash. (Bug#27484)

  • The decimal.h header file was incorrectly omitted from binary distributions. (Bug#27456)

  • With innodb_file_per_table enabled, attempting to rename an InnoDB table to a non-existent database caused the server to exit. (Bug#27381)

  • A subquery could get incorrect values for references to outer query columns when it contained aggregate functions that were aggregated in outer context. (Bug#27321)

  • The server did not shut down cleanly. (Bug#27310)

  • In a view, a column that was defined using a GEOMETRY function was treated as having the LONGBLOB data type rather than the GEOMETRY type. (Bug#27300)

  • Queries containing subqueries with COUNT(*) aggregated in an outer context returned incorrect results. This happened only if the subquery did not contain any references to outer columns. (Bug#27257)

  • Use of an aggregate function from an outer context as an argument to GROUP_CONCAT() caused a server crash. (Bug#27229)

  • String truncation upon insertion into an integer or year column did not generate a warning (or an error in strict mode). (Bug#27176, Bug#26359)

  • Storing NULL values in spatial fields caused excessive memory allocation and crashes on some systems. (Bug#27164)

  • Row equalities in WHERE clauses could cause memory corruption. (Bug#27154)

  • GROUP BY on a ucs2 column caused a server crash when there was at least one empty string in the column. (Bug#27079)

  • Duplicate members in SET or ENUM definitions were not detected. Now they result in a warning; if strict SQL mode is enabled, an error occurs instead. (Bug#27069)

  • For INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statements on tables containing AUTO_INCREMENT columns, LAST_INSERT_ID() was reset to 0 if no rows were successfully inserted or changed. “Not changed” includes the case where a row was updated to its current values, but in that case, LAST_INSERT_ID() should not be reset to 0. Now LAST_INSERT_ID() is reset to 0 only if no rows were successfully inserted or touched, whether or not touched rows were changed. (Bug#27033)

    See also Bug#27210, Bug#27006.

    This regression was introduced by Bug#19978.

  • mysql_install_db could terminate with an error after failing to determine that a system table already existed. (Bug#27022)

  • In a MEMORY table, using a BTREE index to scan for updatable rows could lead to an infinite loop. (Bug#26996)

  • Invalid optimization of pushdown conditions for queries where an outer join was guaranteed to read only one row from the outer table led to results with too few rows. (Bug#26963)

  • Windows binaries contained no debug symbol file. Now .map and .pdb files are included in 32-bit builds for mysqld-nt.exe, mysqld-debug.exe, and mysqlmanager.exe. (Bug#26893)

  • For InnoDB tables having a clustered index that began with a CHAR or VARCHAR column, deleting a record and then inserting another before the deleted record was purged could result in table corruption. (Bug#26835)

  • Duplicates were not properly identified among (potentially) long strings used as arguments for GROUP_CONCAT(DISTINCT). (Bug#26815)

  • ALTER VIEW requires the CREATE VIEW and DROP privileges for the view. However, if the view was created by another user, the server erroneously required the SUPER privilege. (Bug#26813)

  • A result set column formed by concatention of string literals was incomplete when the column was produced by a subquery in the FROM clause. (Bug#26738)

  • When using the result of SEC_TO_TIME() for time value greater than 24 hours in an ORDER BY clause, either directly or through a column alias, the rows were sorted incorrectly as strings. (Bug#26672)

  • The range optimizer could cause the server to run out of memory. (Bug#26625)

  • The range optimizer could consume a combinatorial amount of memory for certain classes of WHERE clauses. (Bug#26624)

  • mysqldump could crash or exhibit incorrect behavior when some options were given very long values, such as --fields-terminated-by="some very long string". The code has been cleaned up to remove a number of fixed-sized buffers and to be more careful about error conditions in memory allocation. (Bug#26346)

  • If the server was started with --skip-grant-tables, Selecting from INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables causes a server crash. (Bug#26285)

  • For an INSERT statement that should fail due to a column with no default value not being assigned a value, the statement succeeded with no error if the column was assigned a value in an ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE clause, even if that clause was not used. (Bug#26261)

  • The temporary file-creation code was cleaned up on Windows to improve server stability. (Bug#26233)

  • For MyISAM tables, COUNT(*) could return an incorrect value if the WHERE clause compared an indexed TEXT column to the empty string (''). This happened if the column contained empty strings and also strings starting with control characters such as tab or newline. (Bug#26231)

  • For INSERT INTO ... SELECT where index searches used column prefixes, insert errors could occur when key value type conversion was done. (Bug#26207)

  • For DELETE FROM tbl_name ORDER BY col_name (with no WHERE or LIMIT clause), the server did not check whether col_name was a valid column in the table. (Bug#26186)

  • REPAIR TABLE ... USE_FRM with an ARCHIVE table deleted all records from the table. (Bug#26138)

  • mysqldump crashed for MERGE tables if the --complete-insert (-c) option was given. (Bug#25993)

  • Setting a column to NOT NULL with an ON DELETE SET NULL clause foreign key crashes the server. (Bug#25927)

  • On Windows, debug builds of mysqld could fail with heap assertions. (Bug#25765)

  • In certain situations, MATCH ... AGAINST returned false hits for NULL values produced by LEFT JOIN when no full-text index was available. (Bug#25729)

  • OPTIMIZE TABLE might fail on Windows when it attempts to rename a temporary file to the original name if the original file had been opened, resulting in loss of the .MYD file. (Bug#25521)

  • For SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS, the LATEST DEADLOCK INFORMATION was not always cleared properly. (Bug#25494)

  • mysql_stmt_fetch() did an invalid memory deallocation when used with the embedded server. (Bug#25492)

  • Difficult repair or optimization operations could cause an assertion failure, resulting in a server crash. (Bug#25289)

  • Duplicate entries were not assessed correctly in a MEMORY table with a BTREE primary key on a utf8 ENUM column. (Bug#24985)

  • Selecting the result of AVG() within a UNION could produce incorrect values. (Bug#24791)

  • MBROverlaps() returned incorrect values in some cases. (Bug#24563)

  • Increasing the width of a DECIMAL column could cause column values to be changed. (Bug#24558)

  • A problem in handling of aggregate functions in subqueries caused predicates containing aggregate functions to be ignored during query execution. (Bug#24484)

  • The test for the MYSQL_OPT_SSL_VERIFY_SERVER_CERT option for mysql_options() was performed incorrectly. Also changed as a result of this bug fix: The arg option for the mysql_options() C API function was changed from char * to void *. (Bug#24121)

  • On Windows, debug builds of mysqlbinlog could fail with a memory error. (Bug#23736)

  • The values displayed for the Innodb_row_lock_time, Innodb_row_lock_time_avg, and Innodb_row_lock_time_max status variables were incorrect. (Bug#23666)

  • SHOW CREATE VIEW qualified references to stored functions in the view definition with the function's database name, even when the database was the default database. This affected mysqldump (which uses SHOW CREATE VIEW to dump views) because the resulting dump file could not be used to reload the database into a different database. SHOW CREATE VIEW now suppresses the database name for references to functions in the default database. (Bug#23491)

  • An INTO OUTFILE clause is allowed only for the final SELECT of a UNION, but this restriction was not being enforced correctly. (Bug#23345)

  • With the NO_AUTO_VALUE_ON_ZERO SQL mode enabled, LAST_INSERT_ID() could return 0 after INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE. Additionally, the next rows inserted (by the same INSERT, or the following INSERT with or without ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE), would insert 0 for the auto-generated value if the value for the AUTO_INCREMENT column was NULL or missing. (Bug#23233)

  • SOUNDEX() returned an invalid string for international characters in multi-byte character sets. (Bug#22638)

  • COUNT(decimal_expr) sometimes generated a spurious truncation warning. (Bug#21976)

  • InnoDB: The first read statement, if served from the query cache, was not consistent with the READ COMMITTED isolation level. (Bug#21409)

  • For a stored procedure containing a SELECT statement that used a complicated join with an ON expression, the expression could be ignored during re-execution of the procedure, yielding an incorrect result. (Bug#20492)

  • In some cases, the optimizer preferred a range or full index scan access method over lookup access methods when the latter were much cheaper. (Bug#19372)

  • Conversion of DATETIME values in numeric contexts sometimes did not produce a double (YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.uuuuuu) value. (Bug#16546)

C.1.32. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.38 [MRU] (20 March 2007)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.36).

Functionality added or changed:

  • The server now includes a timestamp in error messages that are logged as a result of unhandled signals (such as mysqld got signal 11 messages). (Bug#24878)

  • Added the --secure-file-priv option for mysqld, which limits the effect of the LOAD_FILE() function and the LOAD DATA and SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE statements to work only with files in a given directory. (Bug#18628)

  • Added the read-only hostname system variable, which the server sets at startup to the server host name.

  • To satisfy different user requirements, we provide several servers. mysqld is an optimized server that is a smaller, faster binary. Each package now also includes mysqld-debug, which is compiled with debugging support but is otherwise configured identically to the non-debug server.

Bugs fixed:

  • Incompatible Change: INSERT DELAYED statements are not supported for MERGE tables, but the MERGE storage engine was not rejecting such statements, resulting in table corruption. Applications previously using INSERT DELAYED into MERGE table will break when upgrading to versions with this fix. To avoid the problem, remove DELAYED from such statements. (Bug#26464)

  • MySQL Cluster: An inadvertent use of unaligned data caused ndb_restore to fail on some 64-bit platforms, including Sparc and Itanium-2. (Bug#26739)

  • MySQL Cluster: An infinite loop in an internal logging function could cause trace logs to fill up with Unknown Signal type error messages and thus grow to unreasonable sizes. (Bug#26720)

  • MySQL Cluster: An invalid pointer was returned following a FSCLOSECONF signal when accessing the REDO logs during a node restart or system restart. (Bug#26515)

  • MySQL Cluster: The failure of a data node when restarting it with --initial could lead to failures of subsequent data node restarts. (Bug#26481)

  • MySQL Cluster: Takeover for local checkpointing due to multiple failures of master nodes was sometimes incorrectly handled. (Bug#26457)

  • MySQL Cluster: The LockPagesInMainMemory parameter was not read until after distributed communication had already started between cluster nodes. When the value of this parameter was 1, this could sometimes result in data node failure due to missed heartbeats. (Bug#26454)

  • MySQL Cluster: Under some circumstances, following the restart of a management node, all data nodes would connect to it normally, but some of them subsequently failed to log any events to the management node. (Bug#26293)

  • MySQL Cluster: The message Error 0 in readAutoIncrementValue(): no Error was written to the error log whenever SHOW TABLE STATUS was performed on a Cluster table that did not have an AUTO_INCREMENT column. (Bug#21033)

  • Replication: A multiple-row delayed insert with an auto-increment column could cause duplicate entries to be created on the slave in a replication environment. (Bug#26116, Bug#25507)

  • Replication: Duplicating the usage of a user variable in a stored procedure or trigger would not be replicated correctly to the slave. (Bug#25167)

  • Replication: DROP TRIGGER statements would not be filtered on the slave when using the replication-wild-do-table option. (Bug#24478)

  • Replication: For INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statements where some AUTO_INCREMENT values were generated automatically for inserts and some rows were updated, one auto-generated value was lost per updated row, leading to faster exhaustion of the range of the AUTO_INCREMENT column.

    Because the original problem can affect replication (different values on master and slave), it is recommended that the master and its slaves be upgraded to the current version. (Bug#24432)

  • Replication: Loading data using LOAD DATA INFILE may not replicate correctly (due to character set incompatibilities) if the character_set_database variable is set before the data is loaded. (Bug#15126)

  • Replication: User defined variables used within stored procedures and triggers are not replicated correctly when operating in statement-based replication mode. (Bug#14914, Bug#20141)

  • SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE with a long FIELDS ENCLOSED BY value could crash the server. (Bug#27231)

  • An INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statement might modify values in a table but not flush affected data from the query cache, causing subsequent selects to return stale results. This made the combination of query cache plus ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE very unreliable. (Bug#27210)

    See also Bug#27006, Bug#27033.

    This regression was introduced by Bug#19978.

  • For MERGE tables defined on underlying tables that contained a short VARCHAR column (shorter than four characters), using ALTER TABLE on at least one but not all of the underlying tables caused the table definitions to be considered different from that of the MERGE table, even if the ALTER TABLE did not change the definition. (Bug#26881)

  • Use of a subquery containing GROUP BY and WITH ROLLUP caused a server crash. (Bug#26830)

  • Added support for --debugger=dbx for mysql-test-run.pl and added support for --debugger=devenv, --debugger=DevEnv, and --debugger=/path/to/devenv. (Bug#26792)

  • SSL connections failed on Windows. (Bug#26678)

  • Use of a subquery containing a UNION with an invalid ORDER BY clause caused a server crash. (Bug#26661)

  • In some error messages, inconsistent format specifiers were used for the translations in different languages. comp_err (the error message compiler) now checks for mismatches. (Bug#26571)

  • Views that used a scalar correlated subquery returned incorrect results. (Bug#26560)

  • UNHEX() IS NULL comparisons failed when UNHEX() returned NULL. (Bug#26537)

  • On 64-bit Windows, large timestamp values could be handled incorrectly. (Bug#26536)

  • For some values of the position argument, the INSERT() function could insert a NUL byte into the result. (Bug#26281)

  • INSERT DELAYED statements inserted incorrect values into BIT columns. (Bug#26238)

  • BENCHMARK() did not work correctly for expressions that produced a DECIMAL result. (Bug#26093)

  • LOAD DATA INFILE sent an okay to the client before writing the binary log and committing the changes to the table had finished, thus violating ACID requirements. (Bug#26050)

  • X() IS NULL and Y() IS NULL comparisons failed when X() and Y() returned NULL. (Bug#26038)

  • Indexes on TEXT columns were ignored when ref accesses were evaluated. (Bug#25971)

  • If a thread previously serviced a connection that was killed, excessive memory and CPU use by the thread occurred if it later serviced a connection that had to wait for a table lock. (Bug#25966)

  • VIEW restrictions were applied to SELECT statements after a CREATE VIEW statement failed, as though the CREATE had succeeded. (Bug#25897)

  • Several deficiencies in resolution of column names for INSERT ... SELECT statements were corrected. (Bug#25831)

  • Inserting utf8 data into a TEXT column that used a single-byte character set could result in spurious warnings about truncated data. (Bug#25815)

  • In certain cases it could happen that deleting a row corrupted an RTREE index. This affected indexes on spatial columns. (Bug#25673)

  • Expressions involving SUM(), when used in an ORDER BY clause, could lead to out-of-order results. (Bug#25376)

  • Use of a GROUP BY clause that referred to a stored function result together with WITH ROLLUP caused incorrect results. (Bug#25373)

  • A stored procedure that made use of cursors failed when the procedure was invoked from a stored function. (Bug#25345)

  • On Windows, the server exhibited a file-handle leak after reaching the limit on the number of open file descriptors. (Bug#25222)

  • The REPEAT() function did not allow a column name as the count parameter. (Bug#25197)

  • A reference to a non-existent column in the ORDER BY clause of an UPDATE ... ORDER BY statement could cause a server crash. (Bug#25126)

  • A view on a join is insertable for INSERT statements that store values into only one table of the join. However, inserts were being rejected if the inserted-into table was used in a self-join because MySQL incorrectly was considering the insert to modify multiple tables of the view. (Bug#25122)

  • MySQL would not compile when configured using --without-query-cache. (Bug#25075)

  • IF(expr, unsigned_expr, unsigned_expr) was evaluated to a signed result, not unsigned. This has been corrected. The fix also affects constructs of the form IS [NOT] {TRUE|FALSE}, which were transformed internally into IF() expressions that evaluated to a signed result.

    For existing views that were defined using IS [NOT] {TRUE|FALSE} constructs, there is a related implication. The definitions of such views were stored using the IF() expression, not the original construct. This is manifest in that SHOW CREATE VIEW shows the transformed IF() expression, not the original one. Existing views will evaluate correctly after the fix, but if you want SHOW CREATE VIEW to display the original construct, you must drop the view and re-create it using its original definition. New views will retain the construct in their definition. (Bug#24532)

  • A user-defined variable could be assigned an incorrect value if a temporary table was employed in obtaining the result of the query used to determine its value. (Bug#24010)

  • Queries that used a temporary table for the outer query when evaluating a correlated subquery could return incorrect results. (Bug#23800)

  • When using certain server SQL modes, the mysql.proc table was not created by mysql_install_db. (Bug#23669)

  • DOUBLE values such as 20070202191048.000000 were being treated as illegal arguments by WEEK(). (Bug#23616)

  • The server could crash if two or more threads initiated query cache resize operation at moments very close in time. (Bug#23527)

  • NOW() returned the wrong value in statements executed at server startup with the --init-file option. (Bug#23240)

  • When nesting stored procedures within a trigger on a table, a false dependency error was thrown when one of the nested procedures contained a DROP TABLE statement. (Bug#22580)

  • Instance Manager did not remove the angel PID file on a clean shutdown. (Bug#22511)

  • EXPLAIN EXTENDED did not show WHERE conditions that were optimized away. (Bug#22331)

  • IN ((subquery)), IN (((subquery))), and so forth, are equivalent to IN (subquery), which is always interpreted as a table subquery (so that it is allowed to return more than one row). MySQL was treating the “over-parenthesized” subquery as a single-row subquery and rejecting it if it returned more than one row. This bug primarily affected automatically generated code (such as queries generated by Hibernate), because humans rarely write the over-parenthesized forms. (Bug#21904)

  • An INSERT trigger invoking a stored routine that inserted into a table other than the one on which the trigger was defined would fail with a Table '...' doesn't exist referring to the second table when attempting to delete records from the first table. (Bug#21825)

  • When a stored routine attempted to execute a statement accessing a non-existent table, the error was not caught by the routine's exception handler. (Bug#20713, Bug#8407)

  • The conditions checked by the optimizer to allow use of indexes in IN predicate calculations were unnecessarily tight and were relaxed. (Bug#20420)

  • When a TIME_FORMAT() expression was used as a column in a GROUP BY clause, the expression result was truncated. (Bug#20293)

  • The creation of MySQL system tables was not checked for by mysql-test-run.pl. (Bug#20166)

  • For index reads, the BLACKHOLE engine did not return end-of-file (which it must because BLACKHOLE tables contain no rows), causing some queries to crash. (Bug#19717)

  • For expr IN(value_list), the result could be incorrect if BIGINT UNSIGNED values were used for expr or in the value list. (Bug#19342)

  • When attempting to call a stored procedure creating a table from a trigger on a table tbl in a database db, the trigger failed with ERROR 1146 (42S02): Table 'db.tbl' doesn't exist. However, the actual reason that such a trigger fails is due to the fact that CREATE TABLE causes an implicit COMMIT, and so a trigger cannot invoke a stored routine containing this statement. A trigger which does so now fails with ERROR 1422 (HY000): Explicit or implicit commit is not allowed in stored function or trigger, which makes clear the reason for the trigger's failure. (Bug#18914)

  • The update columns for INSERT ... SELECT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE could be assigned incorrect values if a temporary table was used to evaluate the SELECT. (Bug#16630)

  • For SUBSTRING() evaluation using a temporary table, when SUBSTRING() was used on a LONGTEXT column, the max_length metadata value of the result was incorrectly calculated and set to 0. Consequently, an empty string was returned instead of the correct result. (Bug#15757)

  • Local variables in stored routines or triggers, when declared as the BIT type, were interpreted as strings. (Bug#12976)

  • CONNECTION is no longer treated as a reserved word. (Bug#12204)

C.1.33. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36sp1 [QSP] (12 April 2007)

This is a Service Pack release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.36).

Bugs fixed:

  • SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE with a long FIELDS ENCLOSED BY value could crash the server. (Bug#27231)

  • For MERGE tables defined on underlying tables that contained a short VARCHAR column (shorter than four characters), using ALTER TABLE on at least one but not all of the underlying tables caused the table definitions to be considered different from that of the MERGE table, even if the ALTER TABLE did not change the definition. (Bug#26881)

C.1.34. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36 [MRU] (20 February 2007)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

Note

After release, a trigger failure problem was found to have been introduced. (Bug#27006) Users affected by this issue should upgrade to MySQL 5.0.38, which corrects the problem.

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.34).

Functionality added or changed:

  • Incompatible Change: MySQL Cluster: The LockPagesInMainMemory configuration parameter has changed its type and possible values. For more information, see LockPagesInMainMemory .

    Important

    The values true and false are no longer accepted for this parameter. If you were using this parameter and had it set to false in a previous release, you must change it to 0. If you had this parameter set to true, you should instead use 1 to obtain the same behavior as previously, or 2 to take advantage of new functionality introduced with this release, as described in the section cited above.

    (Bug#25686)

  • Incompatible Change: Previously, the DATE_FORMAT() function returned a binary string. Now it returns a string with a character set and collation given by character_set_connection and collation_connection so that it can return month and weekday names containing non-ASCII characters. (Bug#22646)

  • Important Change: When using MERGE tables the definition of the MERGE table and the MyISAM tables are checked each time the tables are opened for access (including any SELECT or INSERT statement. Each table is compared for column order, types, sizes and associated. If there is a difference in any one of the tables then the statement will fail.

  • The localhost anonymous user account created during MySQL installation on Windows now has no global privileges. Formerly this account had all global privileges. For operations that require global privileges, the root account can be used instead. (Bug#24496)

  • The bundled yaSSL library was upgraded to version 1.5.8.

Bugs fixed:

  • Security Fix: Using an INFORMATION_SCHEMA table with ORDER BY in a subquery could cause a server crash.

    We would like to thank Oren Isacson of Flowgate Security Consulting and Stefan Streichsbier of SEC Consult for informing us of this problem. (Bug#24630, Bug#26556, CVE-2007-1420)

  • Incompatible Change: For ENUM columns that had enumeration values containing commas, the commas were mapped to 0xff internally. However, this rendered the commas indistinguishable from true 0xff characters in the values. This no longer occurs. However, the fix requires that you dump and reload any tables that have ENUM columns containing any true 0xff values. Dump the tables using mysqldump with the current server before upgrading from a version of MySQL 5.0 older than 5.0.36 to version 5.0.36 or newer. (Bug#24660)

  • Partitioning: MySQL Cluster: A query with an IN clause against an NDB table employing explicit user-defined partitioning did not always return all matching rows. (Bug#25821)

  • MySQL Cluster: It was not possible to create an NDB table with a key on two VARCHAR columns where both columns had a storage length in excess of 256. (Bug#25746)

  • MySQL Cluster: In some circumstances, shutting down the cluster could cause connected mysqld processes to crash. (Bug#25668)

  • MySQL Cluster: Memory allocations for TEXT columns were calculated incorrectly, resulting in space being wasted and other issues. (Bug#25562)

  • MySQL Cluster: The failure of a master node during a node restart could lead to a resource leak, causing later node failures. (Bug#25554)

  • MySQL Cluster: An UPDATE using an IN clause on an NDB table on which there was a trigger caused mysqld to crash. (Bug#25522)

  • MySQL Cluster: A node shutdown occurred if the master failed during a commit. (Bug#25364)

  • MySQL Cluster: Creating a non-unique index with the USING HASH clause silently created an ordered index instead of issuing a warning. (Bug#24820)

  • MySQL Cluster: The ndb_size.tmpl file (necessary for using the ndb_size.pl script) was missing from binary distributions. (Bug#24191)

  • MySQL Cluster: The management server did not handle logging of node shutdown events correctly in certain cases. (Bug#22013)

  • MySQL Cluster: SELECT statements with a BLOB or TEXT column in the selected column list and a WHERE condition including a primary key lookup on a VARCHAR primary key produced empty result sets. (Bug#19956)

  • MySQL Cluster: The loss of one or more data nodes could sometimes cause ndb_mgmd to use a high amount of CPU (15 percent or more, as opposed to 1 to 2 percent normally).

  • Replication: When SET PASSWORD was written to the binary log double quotes were included in the statement. If the slave was running in with the server SQL mode set to ANSI_QUOTES, then the event failed, which halted the replication process. (Bug#24158)

  • Replication: A stored procedure, executed from a connection using a binary character set, and which wrote multibyte data, would write incorrectly escaped entries to the binary log. This caused syntax errors, and caused replication to fail. (Bug#23619, Bug#24492)

  • Replication: Changes to the lc_time_names system variable were not replicated. (Bug#22645)

  • Replication: For SET, SELECT, and DO statements that invoked a stored function from a database other than the default database, the function invocation could fail to be replicated. (Bug#19725)

  • Replication: If a slave server closed its relay log (for example, due to an error during log rotation), the I/O thread did not recognize this and still tried to write to the log, causing a server crash. (Bug#10798)

  • Cluster API: Deletion of an Ndb_cluster_connection object took a very long time. (Bug#25487)

  • Cluster API: libndbclient.so was not versioned. (Bug#13522)

  • Using ORDER BY or GROUP BY could yield different results when selecting from a view and selecting from the underlying table. (Bug#26209)

  • DISTINCT queries that were executed using a loose scan for an InnoDB table that had been emptied caused a server crash. (Bug#26159)

  • A WHERE clause that used BETWEEN for DATETIME values could be treated differently for a SELECT and a view defined as that SELECT. (Bug#26124)

  • Collation for LEFT JOIN comparisons could be evaluated incorrectly, leading to improper query results. (Bug#26017)

  • The WITH CHECK OPTION clause for views was ignored for updates of multiple-table views when the updates could not be performed on fly and the rows to update had to be put into temporary tables first. (Bug#25931)

  • LOAD DATA INFILE did not work with pipes. (Bug#25807)

  • The SEC_TO_TIME() and QUARTER() functions sometimes did not handle NULL values correctly. (Bug#25643)

  • The InnoDB parser sometimes did not account for null bytes, causing spurious failure of some queries. (Bug#25596)

  • View definitions that used the ! operator were treated as containing the NOT operator, which has a different precedence and can produce different results. . (Bug#25580)

  • An error in the name resolution of nested JOIN ... USING constructs was corrected. (Bug#25575)

  • GROUP BY and DISTINCT did not group NULL values for columns that have a UNIQUE index. . (Bug#25551)

  • The --with-readline option for configure did not work for commercial source packages, but no error message was printed to that effect. Now a message is printed. (Bug#25530)

  • A yaSSL program named test was installed, causing conflicts with the test system utility. It is no longer installed. (Bug#25417)

  • For a UNIQUE index containing many NULL values, the optimizer would prefer the index for col IS NULL conditions over other more selective indexes. . (Bug#25407)

  • An AFTER UPDATE trigger on an InnoDB table with a composite primary key caused the server to crash. (Bug#25398)

  • Passing a NULL value to a user-defined function from within a stored procedure crashes the server. (Bug#25382)

  • perror crashed on some platforms due to failure to handle a NULL pointer. (Bug#25344)

  • mysql.server stop timed out too quickly (35 seconds) waiting for the server to exit. Now it waits up to 15 minutes, to ensure that the server exits. (Bug#25341)

  • A query that contained an EXIST subquery with a UNION over correlated and uncorrelated SELECT queries could cause the server to crash. (Bug#25219)

  • mysql_kill() caused a server crash when used on an SSL connection. (Bug#25203)

  • yaSSL was sensitive to the presence of whitespace at the ends of lines in PEM-encoded certificates, causing a server crash. (Bug#25189)

  • A query with ORDER BY and GROUP BY clauses where the ORDER BY clause had more elements than the GROUP BY clause caused a memory overrun leading to a crash of the server. (Bug#25172)

  • Use of ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE defeated the usual restriction against inserting into a join-based view unless only one of the underlying tables is used. (Bug#25123)

  • ALTER TABLE ... ENABLE KEYS acquired a global lock, preventing concurrent execution of other statements that use tables. . (Bug#25044)

  • A return value of -1 from user-defined handlers was not handled well and could result in conflicts with server code. (Bug#24987)

  • Accessing a fixed record format table with a crashed key definition results in server/myisamchk segmentation fault. (Bug#24855)

  • mysqld_multi and mysqlaccess looked for option files in /etc even if the --sysconfdir option for configure had been given to specify a different directory. (Bug#24780)

  • If there was insufficient memory available to mysqld, this could sometimes cause the server to hang during startup. (Bug#24751)

  • If an ORDER BY or GROUP BY list included a constant expression being optimized away and, at the same time, containing single-row subselects that returned more that one row, no error was reported. If a query required sorting by expressions containing single-row subselects that returned more than one row, execution of the query could cause a server crash. (Bug#24653)

  • For ALTER TABLE, using ORDER BY expression could cause a server crash. Now the ORDER BY clause allows only column names to be specified as sort criteria (which was the only documented syntax, anyway). (Bug#24562)

  • A workaround was implemented to avoid a race condition in the NPTL pthread_exit() implementation. (Bug#24507)

  • mysqltest crashed with a stack overflow. (Bug#24498)

  • Within stored routines or prepared statements, inconsistent results occurred with multiple use of INSERT ... SELECT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE when the ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE clause erroneously tried to assign a value to a column mentioned only in its SELECT part. (Bug#24491)

  • Expressions of the form (a, b) IN (SELECT a, MIN(b) FROM t GROUP BY a) could produce incorrect results when column a of table t contained NULL values while column b did not. (Bug#24420)

  • If a prepared statement accessed a view, access to the tables listed in the query after that view was checked in the security context of the view. (Bug#24404)

  • Attempts to access a MyISAM table with a corrupt column definition caused a server crash. (Bug#24401)

  • When opening a corrupted .frm file during a query, the server crashes. (Bug#24358)

  • A query using WHERE unsigned_column NOT IN ('negative_value') could cause the server to crash. (Bug#24261)

  • Expressions of the form (a, b) IN (SELECT c, d ...) could produce incorrect results if a, b, or both were NULL. (Bug#24127)

  • A FETCH statement using a cursor on a table which was not in the table cache could sometimes cause the server to crash. (Bug#24117)

  • Queries that evaluate NULL IN (SELECT ... UNION SELECT ...) could produce an incorrect result (FALSE instead of NULL). (Bug#24085)

  • Hebrew-to-Unicode conversion failed for some characters. Definitions for the following Hebrew characters (as specified by the ISO/IEC 8859-8:1999) were added: LEFT-TO-RIGHT MARK (LRM), RIGHT-TO-LEFT MARK (RLM) (Bug#24037)

  • Some UPDATE statements were slower than in previous versions when the search key could not be converted to a valid value for the type of the search column. (Bug#24035)

  • ISNULL(DATE(NULL)) and ISNULL(CAST(NULL AS DATE)) erroneously returned false. (Bug#23938)

  • Within a stored routine, accessing a declared routine variable with PROCEDURE ANALYSE() caused a server crash. (Bug#23782)

  • When reading from the standard input on Windows, mysqlbinlog opened the input in text mode rather than binary mode and consequently misinterpreted some characters such as Control-Z. (Bug#23735)

  • For an InnoDB table with any ON DELETE trigger, TRUNCATE TABLE mapped to DELETE and activated triggers. Now a fast truncation occurs and triggers are not activated. . (Bug#23556)

  • The row count for MyISAM tables was not updated properly, causing SHOW TABLE STATUS to report incorrect values. (Bug#23526)

  • With ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY enables, the server was too strict: Some expressions involving only aggregate values were rejected as non-aggregate (for example, MAX(a)MIN(a)). (Bug#23417)

  • The arguments to the ENCODE() and the DECODE() functions were not printed correctly, causing problems in the output of EXPLAIN EXTENDED and in view definitions. (Bug#23409)

  • Some queries against INFORMATION_SCHEMA that used subqueries failed. . (Bug#23299)

  • readline detection did not work correctly on NetBSD. (Bug#23293)

  • If there was insufficient memory to store or update a blob record in a MyISAM table then the table will marked as crashed. (Bug#23196)

  • LAST_INSERT_ID() was not reset to 0 if INSERT ... SELECT inserted no rows. (Bug#23170)

  • The number of setsockopt() calls performed for reads and writes to the network socket was reduced to decrease system call overhead. (Bug#22943)

  • mysql_upgrade failed when called with a --basedir path name containing spaces. (Bug#22801)

  • SET lc_time_names = value allowed only exact literal values, not expression values. (Bug#22647)

  • The STDDEV() function returned a positive value for data sets consisting of a single value. (Bug#22555)

  • Storing values specified as hexadecimal values 64 or more bits long in BIT(64), BIGINT, or BIGINT UNSIGNED columns did not raise any warning or error if the value was out of range. (Bug#22533)

  • SHOW COLUMNS reported some NOT NULL columns as NULL. (Bug#22377)

  • Type conversion errors during formation of index search conditions were not correctly checked, leading to incorrect query results. (Bug#22344)

  • The code for generating USE statements for binary logging of CREATE PROCEDURE statements resulted in confusing output from mysqlbinlog for DROP PROCEDURE statements. (Bug#22043)

  • For the IF() and COALESCE() function and CASE expressions, large unsigned integer values could be mishandled and result in warnings. (Bug#22026)

  • SSL connections could hang at connection shutdown. (Bug#21781, Bug#24148)

  • When updating a table that used a JOIN of the table itself (for example, when building trees) and the table was modified on one side of the expression, the table would either be reported as crashed or the wrong rows in the table would be updated. (Bug#21310)

  • Inserting DEFAULT into a column with no default value could result in garbage in the column. Now the same result occurs as when inserting NULL into a NOT NULL column. (Bug#20691)

  • A stored routine containing semicolon in its body could not be reloaded from a dump of a binary log. (Bug#20396)

  • SELECT ... FOR UPDATE, SELECT ... LOCK IN SHARE MODE, DELETE, and UPDATE statements executed using a full table scan were not releasing locks on rows that did not satisfy the WHERE condition. (Bug#20390)

  • On Windows, if the server was installed as a service, it did not auto-detect the location of the data directory. (Bug#20376)

  • The BUILD/check-cpu script did not recognize Celeron processors. (Bug#20061)

  • If a duplicate key value was present in the table, INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE reported a row count indicating that a record was updated, even when no record actually changed due to the old and new values being the same. Now it reports a row count of zero. (Bug#19978)

    See also Bug#27006, Bug#27033, Bug#27210.

  • ORDER BY values of the DOUBLE or DECIMAL types could change the result returned by a query. (Bug#19690)

  • The readline library wrote to uninitialized memory, causing mysql to crash. (Bug#19474)

  • mysqltest incorrectly tried to retrieve result sets for some queries where no result set was available. (Bug#19410)

  • Use of already freed memory caused SSL connections to hang forever. (Bug#19209)

  • The server might fail to use an appropriate index for DELETE when ORDER BY, LIMIT, and a non-restricting WHERE are present. (Bug#17711)

  • No warning was issued for use of the DATA DIRECTORY or INDEX DIRECTORY table options on a platform that does not support them. (Bug#17498)

  • When a prepared statement failed during the prepare operation, the error code was not cleared when it was reused, even if the subsequent use was successful. (Bug#15518)

  • On Windows, the SLEEP() function could sleep too long, especially after a change to the system clock. (Bug#14094, Bug#24686, Bug#17635)

  • mysqldump --order-by-primary failed if the primary key name was an identifier that required quoting. (Bug#13926)

  • To enable installation of MySQL RPMs on Linux systems running RHEL 4 (which includes SE-Linux) additional information was provided to specify some actions that are allowed to the MySQL binaries. (Bug#12676)

  • The presence of ORDER BY in a view definition prevented the MERGE algorithm from being used to resolve the view even if nothing else in the definition required the TEMPTABLE algorithm. (Bug#12122)

C.1.35. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.34 [MRU] (17 January 2007)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.32).

Functionality added or changed:

Bugs fixed:

  • MySQL Cluster: Hosts in clusters with large numbers of nodes could experience excessive CPU usage while obtaining configuration data. (Bug#25711)

  • MySQL Cluster: When a data node was shut down using the management client STOP command, a connection event (NDB_LE_Connected) was logged instead of a disconnection event (NDB_LE_Disconnected). (Bug#22773)

  • Cluster API: Invoking the NdbTransaction::execute() method using execution type Commit and abort option AO_IgnoreError could lead to a crash of the transaction coordinator (DBTC). (Bug#25090)

  • Cluster API: A unique index lookup on a non-existent tuple could lead to a data node timeout (error 4012). (Bug#25059)

  • Referencing an ambiguous column alias in an expression in the ORDER BY clause of a query caused the server to crash. (Bug#25427)

  • Using a view in combination with a USING clause caused column aliases to be ignored. (Bug#25106)

  • A multiple-table DELETE QUICK could sometimes cause one of the affected tables to become corrupted. (Bug#25048)

  • An assertion failed incorrectly for prepared statements that contained a single-row uncorrelated subquery that was used as an argument of the IS NULL predicate. (Bug#25027)

  • Optimizations that are legal only for subqueries without tables and WHERE conditions were applied for any subquery without tables. (Bug#24670)

  • Some joins in which one of the joined tables was a view could return erroneous results or crash the server. (Bug#24345)

  • A view was not handled correctly if the SELECT part contained “ \Z ”. (Bug#24293)

  • The server was built even when configure was run with the --without-server option. (Bug#23973)

    See also Bug#32898.

  • OPTIMIZE TABLE tried to sort R-tree indexes such as spatial indexes, although this is not possible (see Section 12.5.2.5, “OPTIMIZE TABLE Syntax”). (Bug#23578)

  • User-defined variables could consume excess memory, leading to a crash caused by the exhaustion of resources available to the MEMORY storage engine, due to the fact that this engine is used by MySQL for variable storage and intermediate results of GROUP BY queries. Where SET had been used, such a condition could instead give rise to the misleading error message You may only use constant expressions with SET, rather than Out of memory (Needed NNNNNN bytes). (Bug#23443)

  • A table created with the ROW_FORMAT = FIXED table option lost the option if an index was added or dropped with CREATE INDEX or DROP INDEX. (Bug#23404)

  • A deadlock could occur, with the server hanging on Closing tables, with a sufficient number of concurrent INSERT DELAYED, FLUSH TABLES, and ALTER TABLE operations. (Bug#23312)

  • A compressed MyISAM table that became corrupted could crash myisamchk and possibly the MySQL Server. (Bug#23139)

  • Changing the value of MI_KEY_BLOCK_LENGTH in myisam.h and recompiling MySQL resulted in a myisamchk that saw existing MyISAM tables as corrupt. (Bug#22119)

  • A crash of the MySQL Server could occur when unpacking a BLOB column from a row in a corrupted MyISAM table. This could happen when trying to repair a table using either REPAIR TABLE or myisamchk; it could also happen when trying to access such a “broken” row using statements like SELECT if the table was not marked as crashed. (Bug#22053)

  • The FEDERATED storage engine did not support the euckr character set. (Bug#21556)

  • mysqld_error.h was not installed when only the client libraries were built. (Bug#21265)

  • InnoDB: During a restart of the MySQL Server that followed the creation of a temporary table using the InnoDB storage engine, MySQL failed to clean up in such a way that InnoDB still attempted to find the files associated with such tables. (Bug#20867)

  • InnoDB: Optimizations removed in MySQL 5.0.28 were re-enabled except for files under the innobase/mem directory. (This is a fine-tuning of optimization disabling.) (Bug#19424)

  • Some CASE statements inside stored routines could lead to excessive resource usage or a crash of the server. (Bug#19194, Bug#24854)

  • Instance Manager could crash during shutdown. (Bug#19044)

  • The FEDERATED storage engine did not support the utf8 character set. (Bug#17044)

  • The optimizer removes expressions from GROUP BY and DISTINCT clauses if they happen to participate in expression = constant predicates of the WHERE clause, the idea being that, if the expression is equal to a constant, then it cannot take on multiple values. However, for predicates where the expression and the constant item are of different result types (for example, when a string column is compared to 0), this is not valid, and can lead to invalid results in such cases. The optimizer now performs an additional check of the result types of the expression and the constant; if their types differ, then the expression is not removed from the GROUP BY list. (Bug#15881)

  • Dropping a user-defined function sometimes did not remove the UDF entry from the mysql.proc table. (Bug#15439)

  • Inserting a row into a table without specifying a value for a BINARY(N) NOT NULL column caused the column to be set to spaces, not zeroes. (Bug#14171)

C.1.36. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.32 [MRU] (20 December 2006)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.30).

Functionality added or changed:

  • Incompatible Change: InnoDB rolls back only the last statement on a transaction timeout. A new option, --innodb_rollback_on_timeout, causes InnoDB to abort and roll back the entire transaction if a transaction timeout occurs (the same behavior as in MySQL 5.0.13 and earlier). (Bug#24200)

  • Incompatible Change: The prepared_stmt_count system variable has been converted to the Prepared_stmt_count global status variable (viewable with the SHOW GLOBAL STATUS statement). (Bug#23159)

  • MySQL Cluster: Setting the configuration parameter LockPagesInMainMemory had no effect. (Bug#24461)

  • MySQL Cluster: It is now possible to create a unique hashed index on a column that is not defined as NOT NULL.

    Note

    This change applies only to tables using the NDB storage engine.

    Unique indexes on columns in NDB tables do not store null values because they are mapped to primary keys in an internal index table (and primary keys cannot contain nulls).

    Normally, an additional ordered index is created when one creates unique indexes on NDB table columns; this can be used to search for NULL values. However, if USING HASH is specified when such an index is created, no ordered index is created.

    The reason for permitting unique hash indexes with null values is that, in some cases, the user wants to save space if a large number of records are pre-allocated but not fully initialized. This also assumes that the user will not try to search for null values. Since MySQL does not support indexes that are not allowed to be searched in some cases, the NDB storage engine uses a full table scan with pushed conditions for the referenced index columns to return the correct result.

    A warning is returned if one creates a unique nullable hash index, since the query optimizer should be provided a hint not to use it with NULL values if this can be avoided. (Bug#21507)

  • DROP TRIGGER now supports an IF EXISTS clause. (Bug#23703)

  • The Com_create_user status variable was added (for counting CREATE USER statements). (Bug#22958)

  • The --memlock option relies on system calls that are unreliable on some operating systems. If a crash occurs, the server now checks whether --memlock was specified and if so issues some information about possible workarounds. (Bug#22860)

  • mysqldump now accepts the --debug-info option, which displays debugging information and memory and CPU usage statistics at program exit.

  • The bundled yaSSL library was upgraded to version 1.5.0.

Bugs fixed:

  • MySQL Cluster: The failure of a data node failure during a schema operation could lead to additional node failures. (Bug#24752)

  • MySQL Cluster: A committed read could be attempted before a data node had time to connect, causing a timeout error. (Bug#24717)

  • MySQL Cluster: Sudden disconnection of an SQL or data node could lead to shutdown of data nodes with the error failed ndbrequire. (Bug#24447)

  • MySQL Cluster: ndb_config failed when trying to use 2 management servers and node IDs. (Bug#23887)

  • MySQL Cluster: If the value set for MaxNoOfAttributes is excessive, a suitable error message is now returned. (Bug#19352)

  • MySQL Cluster: A unique constraint violation was not ignored by an UPDATE IGNORE statement when the constraint violation occurred on a non-primary key. (Bug#18487, Bug#24303)

  • Replication: Changes to character set variables prior to an action on a replication-ignored table were forgotten by slave servers. (Bug#22877)

  • Replication: On slave servers, transactions that exceeded the lock wait timeout failed to roll back properly. (Bug#20697)

  • Replication: SQL statements close to the size of max_allowed_packet could produce binary log events larger than max_allowed_packet that could not be read by slave servers. (Bug#19402)

  • Replication: Slave servers would retry the execution of an SQL statement an infinite number of times, ignoring the value SLAVE_TRANSACTION_RETRIES when using the NDB engine. (Bug#16228)

  • Cluster API: Using BIT values with any of the comparison methods of the NdbScanFilter class caused data nodes to fail. (Bug#24503)

  • Cluster API: Some MGM API function calls could yield incorrect return values in certain cases where the cluster was operating under a very high load, or experienced timeouts in inter-node communications. (Bug#24011)

  • The REPEAT() function could return NULL when passed a column for the count argument. (Bug#24947)

  • mysql_upgrade failed if the --password (or -p) option was given. (Bug#24896)

  • With innodb_file_per_table enabled, InnoDB displayed incorrect file times in the output from SHOW TABLE STATUS. (Bug#24712)

  • ALTER ENABLE KEYS or ALTER TABLE DISABLE KEYS combined with another ALTER TABLE option other than RENAME TO did nothing. In addition, if ALTER TABLE was used on a table having disabled keys, the keys of the resulting table were enabled. (Bug#24395)

  • The InnoDB mutex structure was simplified to reduce memory load. (Bug#24386)

  • The --extern option for mysql-test-run.pl did not function correctly. (Bug#24354)

  • Foreign key identifiers for InnoDB tables could not contain certain characters. (Bug#24299)

  • The mysql.server script used the source command, which is less portable than the . command; it now uses . instead. (Bug#24294)

  • ALTER TABLE statements that performed both RENAME TO and {ENABLE|DISABLE} KEYS operations caused a server crash. (Bug#24219)

  • The loose index scan optimization for GROUP BY with MIN or MAX was not applied within other queries, such as CREATE TABLE ... SELECT ..., INSERT ... SELECT ..., or in the FROM clauses of subqueries. (Bug#24156)

  • Subqueries for which a pushed-down condition did not produce exactly one key field could cause a server crash. (Bug#24056)

  • The size of MEMORY tables and internal temporary tables was limited to 4GB on 64-bit Windows systems. (Bug#24052)

  • ROW_COUNT() did not work properly as an argument to a stored procedure. (Bug#23760)

  • LAST_DAY('0000-00-00') could cause a server crash. (Bug#23653)

  • A trigger that invoked a stored function could cause a server crash when activated by different client connections. (Bug#23651)

  • The stack size for NetWare binaries was increased to 128KB to prevent problems caused by insufficient stack size. (Bug#23504)

  • If elements in a non-top-level IN subquery were accessed by an index and the subquery result set included a NULL value, the quantified predicate that contained the subquery was evaluated to NULL when it should return a non-NULL value. (Bug#23478)

  • When applying the group_concat_max_len limit, GROUP_CONCAT() could truncate multi-byte characters in the middle. (Bug#23451)

  • mysql_affected_rows() could return values different from mysql_stmt_affected_rows() for the same sequence of statements. (Bug#23383)

  • Accuracy was improved for comparisons between DECIMAL columns and numbers represented as strings. (Bug#23260)

  • Calculation of COUNT(DISTINCT), AVG(DISTINCT), or SUM(DISTINCT) when they are referenced more than once in a single query with GROUP BY could cause a server crash. (Bug#23184)

  • Queries using a column alias in an expression as part of an ORDER BY clause failed, an example of such a query being SELECT mycol + 1 AS mynum FROM mytable ORDER BY 30 - mynum. (Bug#22457)

  • Using EXPLAIN caused a server crash for queries that selected from INFORMATION_SCHEMA in a subquery in the FROM clause. (Bug#22413)

  • A server crash occurred when using LOAD DATA to load a table containing a NOT NULL spatial column, when the statement did not load the spatial column. Now a NULL supplied to NOT NULL column error occurs. (Bug#22372)

  • DATE_ADD() requires complete dates with no “zero” parts, but sometimes did not return NULL when given such a date. (Bug#22229)

  • Some small double precision numbers (such as 1.00000001e-300) that should have been accepted were truncated to zero. (Bug#22129)

  • For a non-existent table, DROP TEMPORARY TABLE failed with an incorrect error message if read_only was enabled. (Bug#22077)

  • Trailing spaces were not removed from Unicode CHAR column values when used in indexes. This resulted in excessive usage of storage space, and could affect the results of some ORDER BY queries that made use of such indexes.

    Note

    When upgrading, it is necessary to re-create any existing indexes on Unicode CHAR columns in order to take advantage of the fix. This can be done by using a REPAIR TABLE statement on each affected table.

    (Bug#22052)

  • STR_TO_DATE() returned NULL if the format string contained a space following a non-format character. (Bug#22029)

  • In some cases, the parser failed to distinguish a user-defined function from a stored function. (Bug#21809)

  • Inserting a default or invalid value into a spatial column could fail with Unknown error rather than a more appropriate error. (Bug#21790)

  • It was possible to use DATETIME values whose year, month, and day parts were all zeroes but whose hour, minute, and second parts contained nonzero values, an example of such an illegal DATETIME being '0000-00-00 11:23:45'.

    Note

    This fix was reverted in MySQL 5.0.40.

    (Bug#21789)

    See also Bug#25301.

  • yaSSL crashed on pre-Pentium Intel CPUs. (Bug#21765)

  • Evaluation of subqueries that require the filesort algorithm were allocating and freeing the sort_buffer_size buffer many times, resulting in slow performance. Now the buffer is allocated once and reused. (Bug#21727)

  • Through the C API, the member strings in MYSQL_FIELD for a query that contains expressions may return incorrect results. (Bug#21635)

  • Using FLUSH TABLES in one connection while another connection is using HANDLER statements caused a server crash.

    Note

    This fix was reverted in MySQL 5.0.48

    (Bug#21587)

    See also Bug#29474.

  • View columns were always handled as having implicit derivation, leading to illegal mix of collation errors for some views in UNION operations. Now view column derivation comes from the original expression given in the view definition. (Bug#21505)

  • InnoDB crashed while performing XA recovery of prepared transactions. (Bug#21468)

  • INET_ATON() returned a signed BIGINT value, not an unsigned value. (Bug#21466)

  • It was possible to set the backslash character (“ \ ”) as the delimiter character using DELIMITER, but not actually possible to use it as the delimiter. (Bug#21412)

  • Selecting into variables sometimes returned incorrect wrong results. (Bug#20836)

  • CONCURRENT did not work correctly for LOAD DATA INFILE. (Bug#20637)

  • mysql_fix_privilege_tables.sql altered the table_privs.table_priv column to contain too few privileges, causing loss of the CREATE VIEW and SHOW VIEW privileges. (Bug#20589)

  • With lower_case_table_names set to 1, SHOW CREATE TABLE printed incorrect output for table names containing Turkish I (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH DOT ABOVE). (Bug#20404)

  • A query with a subquery that references columns of a view from the outer SELECT could return an incorrect result if used from a prepared statement. (Bug#20327)

  • For queries that select from a view, the server was returning MYSQL_FIELD metadata inconsistently for view names and table names. For view columns, the server now returns the view name in the table field and, if the column selects from an underlying table, the table name in the org_table field. (Bug#20191)

  • Invalidating the query cache caused a server crash for INSERT INTO ... SELECT statements that selected from a view. (Bug#20045)

  • Unsigned BIGINT values treated as signed values by the MOD() function. (Bug#19955)

  • Compiling PHP 5.1 with the MySQL static libraries failed on some versions of Linux. (Bug#19817)

  • The DELIMITER statement did not work correctly when used in an SQL file run using the SOURCE statement. (Bug#19799)

  • For a cast of a DATETIME value containing microseconds to DECIMAL, the microseconds part was truncated without generating a warning. Now the microseconds part is preserved. (Bug#19491)

  • VARBINARY column values inserted on a MySQL 4.1 server had trailing zeroes following upgrade to MySQL 5.0 or later. (Bug#19371)

  • The server could send incorrect column count information to the client for queries that produce a larger number of columns than can fit in a two-byte number. (Bug#19216)

  • For some problems relating to character set conversion or incorrect string values for INSERT or UPDATE, the server was reporting truncation or length errors instead. (Bug#18908)

  • Constant expressions and some numeric constants used as input parameters to user-defined functions were not treated as constants. (Bug#18761)

  • myisampack wrote to unallocated memory, causing a crash. (Bug#17951)

  • FLUSH LOGS or mysqladmin flush-logs caused a server crash if the binary log was not open. (Bug#17733)

  • mysql_fix_privilege_tables did not accept a password containing embedded space or apostrophe characters. (Bug#17700)

  • Attempting to use a view containing DEFINER information for a non-existent user resulted in an error message that revealed the definer account. Now the definer is revealed only to superusers. Other users receive only an access denied message. (Bug#17254)

  • IN() and CHAR() can return NULL, but did not signal that to the query processor, causing incorrect results for IS NULL operations. (Bug#17047)

  • Warnings were generated when explicitly casting a character to a number (for example, CAST('x' AS SIGNED)), but not for implicit conversions in simple arithmetic operations (such as 'x' + 0). Now warnings are generated in all cases. (Bug#11927)

  • Metadata for columns calculated from scalar subqueries was limited to integer, double, or string, even if the actual type of the column was different. (Bug#11032)

  • Subqueries of the form NULL IN (SELECT ...) returned invalid results. (Bug#8804, Bug#23485)

C.1.37. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30sp1 [QSP] (19 January 2007)

This is a Service Pack release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.30).

Functionality added or changed:

  • Incompatible Change: InnoDB rolls back only the last statement on a transaction timeout. A new option, --innodb_rollback_on_timeout, causes InnoDB to abort and roll back the entire transaction if a transaction timeout occurs (the same behavior as in MySQL 5.0.13 and earlier). (Bug#24200)

Bugs fixed:

  • Replication: A stored procedure, executed from a connection using a binary character set, and which wrote multibyte data, would write incorrectly escaped entries to the binary log. This caused syntax errors, and caused replication to fail. (Bug#23619, Bug#24492)

  • The loose index scan optimization for GROUP BY with MIN or MAX was not applied within other queries, such as CREATE TABLE ... SELECT ..., INSERT ... SELECT ..., or in the FROM clauses of subqueries. (Bug#24156)

  • The size of MEMORY tables and internal temporary tables was limited to 4GB on 64-bit Windows systems. (Bug#24052)

  • Accuracy was improved for comparisons between DECIMAL columns and numbers represented as strings. (Bug#23260)

  • Calculation of COUNT(DISTINCT), AVG(DISTINCT), or SUM(DISTINCT) when they are referenced more than once in a single query with GROUP BY could cause a server crash. (Bug#23184)

  • Evaluation of subqueries that require the filesort algorithm were allocating and freeing the sort_buffer_size buffer many times, resulting in slow performance. Now the buffer is allocated once and reused. (Bug#21727)

  • InnoDB crashed while performing XA recovery of prepared transactions. (Bug#21468)

  • Certain malformed INSERT statements could crash the mysql client. (Bug#21142)

  • CONCURRENT did not work correctly for LOAD DATA INFILE. (Bug#20637)

  • Several string functions could return incorrect results when given very large length arguments. (Bug#10963)

C.1.38. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30 [MRU] (14 November 2006)

This is a Monthly Rapid Update release of the MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.28).

Functionality added or changed:

  • MySQL Cluster: The ndb_config utility now accepts -c as a short form of the --ndb-connectstring option. (Bug#22295)

  • MySQL Cluster: Added the --bind-address option for ndbd. This allows a data node process to be bound to a specific network interface. (Bug#22195)

  • MySQL Cluster: The NDB storage engine could leak memory during file operations. (Bug#21858)

  • MySQL Cluster: The Ndb_number_of_storage_nodes system variable was renamed to Ndb_number_of_data_nodes. (Bug#20848)

  • MySQL Cluster: The HELP command in the Cluster management client now provides command-specific help. For example, HELP RESTART in ndb_mgm provides detailed information about the RESTART command. (Bug#19620)

  • If the user specified the server options --max-connections=N or --table-cache=M , a warning would be given in some cases that some values were recalculated, with the result that --table-cache could be assigned greater value.

    In such cases, both the warning and the increase in the --table-cache value were completely harmless. Note also that it is not possible for the MySQL Server to predict or to control limitations on the maximum number of open files, since this is determined by the operating system.

    The value of --table-cache is no longer increased automatically, and a warning is now given only if some values had to be decreased due to operating system limits. (Bug#21915)

  • For the CALL statement, stored procedures that take no arguments now can be invoked without parentheses. That is, CALL p() and CALL p are equivalent. (Bug#21462)

  • mysql_upgrade now passes all the parameters specified on the command line to both mysqlcheck and mysql using the upgrade_defaults file. (Bug#20100)

  • SHOW STATUS is no longer logged to the slow query log. (Bug#19764)

  • mysqldump --single-transaction now uses START TRANSACTION /*!40100 WITH CONSISTENT SNAPSHOT */ rather than BEGIN to start a transaction, so that a consistent snapshot will be used on those servers that support it. (Bug#19660)

Bugs fixed:

  • MySQL Cluster: Backup of a cluster failed if there were any tables with 128 or more columns. (Bug#23502)

  • MySQL Cluster: Cluster backups failed when there were more than 2048 schema objects in the cluster. (Bug#23499)

  • MySQL Cluster: The management client command ALL DUMP 1000 would cause the cluster to crash if data nodes were connected to the cluster but not yet fully started. (Bug#23203)

  • MySQL Cluster: INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE on an NDB table could lead to deadlocks and memory leaks. (Bug#23200)

  • MySQL Cluster: (NDB API): Inacivity timeouts for scans were not correctly handled. (Bug#23107)

  • MySQL Cluster: If a node restart could not be performed from the REDO log, no node takeover took place. This could cause partitions to be left empty during a system restart. (Bug#22893)

  • MySQL Cluster: Multiple node restarts in rapid succession could cause a system restart to fail , or induce a race condition. (Bug#22892, Bug#23210)

  • MySQL Cluster: (NDB API): Attempting to read a non-existent tuple using Commit mode for NdbTransaction::execute() caused node failures. (Bug#22672)

  • MySQL Cluster: The --help output from NDB binaries did not include file-related options. (Bug#21994)

  • MySQL Cluster: (NDB API): Scans closed before being executed were still placed in the send queue. (Bug#21941)

  • MySQL Cluster: A scan timeout returned Error 4028 (Node failure caused abort of transaction) instead of Error 4008 (Node failure caused abort of transaction...). (Bug#21799)

  • MySQL Cluster: The node recovery algorithm was missing a version check for tables in the ALTER_TABLE_COMMITTED state (as opposed to the TABLE_ADD_COMMITTED state, which has the version check). This could cause inconsistent schemas across nodes following node recovery. (Bug#21756)

  • MySQL Cluster: Partition distribution keys were updated only for the primary and starting replicas during node recovery. This could lead to node failure recovery for clusters having an odd number of replicas.

    Note

    We recommend values for NumberOfReplicas that are even powers of 2, for best results.

    (Bug#21535)

  • MySQL Cluster: The ndb_mgm management client did not set the exit status on errors, always returning 0 instead. (Bug#21530)

  • MySQL Cluster: Attempting to create an NDB table on a MySQL with an existing non-Cluster table with the same name in the same database could result in data loss or corruption. MySQL now issues a warning when a SHOW TABLES or other statement causing table discovery finds such a table. (Bug#21378)

  • MySQL Cluster: Cluster logs were not rotated following the first rotation cycle. (Bug#21345)

  • MySQL Cluster: When inserting a row into an NDB table with a duplicate value for a non-primary unique key, the error issued would reference the wrong key. (Bug#21072)

  • MySQL Cluster: Condition pushdown did not work correctly with DATETIME columns. (Bug#21056)

  • MySQL Cluster: Under some circumstances, local checkpointing would hang, keeping any unstarted nodes from being started. (Bug#20895)

  • MySQL Cluster: Using an invalid node ID with the management client STOP command could cause ndb_mgm to hang. (Bug#20575)

  • MySQL Cluster: Data nodes added while the cluster was running in single user mode were all assigned node ID 0, which could later cause multiple node failures. Adding nodes while in single user mode is no longer possible. (Bug#20395)

  • MySQL Cluster: In some cases where SELECT COUNT(*) from an NDB table should have yielded an error, MAX_INT was returned instead. (Bug#19914)

  • MySQL Cluster: Following the restart of a management node, the Cluster management client did not automatically reconnect. (Bug#19873)

  • MySQL Cluster: Error messages given when trying to make online changes to parameters such as NoOfReplicas that can only be changed via a complete shutdown and restart of the cluster did not indicate the true nature of the problem. (Bug#19787)

  • MySQL Cluster: ndb_restore did not always make clear that it had recovered successfully from temporary errors while restoring a cluster backup. (Bug#19651)

  • MySQL Cluster: In rare situations with resource shortages, a crash could result from insufficient IndexScanOperations. (Bug#19198)

  • MySQL Cluster: ndb_mgm -e show | head would hang after displaying the first 10 lines of output. (Bug#19047)

  • MySQL Cluster: The error returned by the cluster when too many nodes were defined did not make clear the nature of the problem. (Bug#19045)

  • MySQL Cluster: The ndb_config utility did not perform host lookups correctly when using the --host option (Bug#17582)

  • MySQL Cluster: A problem with takeover during a system restart caused ordered indexes to be rebuilt incorrectly. (Bug#15303)

  • Replication: Column names were not quoted properly for replicated views. (Bug#19736)

  • Replication: Transient errors in replication from master to slave may trigger multiple Got fatal error 1236: 'binlog truncated in the middle of event' errors on the slave. (Bug#4053)

  • Cluster API: The NdbOperation::getBlobHandle() method, when called with the name of a non-existent column, caused a segmentation fault. (Bug#21036)

  • Cluster API: When multiple processes or threads in parallel performed the same ordered scan with exclusive lock and updated the retrieved records, the scan could skip some records, which as a result were not updated. (Bug#20446)

  • There was a race condition in the InnoDB fil_flush_file_spaces() function. (Bug#24089)

    This regression was introduced by Bug#15653.

  • yaSSL-related memory leaks were detected by Valgrind. (Bug#23981)

  • The internal SQL interpreter of InnoDB placed an unnecessary lock on the supremum record with innodb_locks_unsafe_for_binlog enabled. This caused an assertion failure when InnoDB was built with debugging enabled. (Bug#23769)

  • M % 0 returns NULL, but ( M % 0) IS NULL evaluated to false. (Bug#23411)

  • For not-yet-authenticated connections, the Time column in SHOW PROCESSLIST was a random value rather than NULL. (Bug#23379)

  • MySQL failed to build on Linux/Alpha. (Bug#23256)

    This regression was introduced by Bug#21250.

  • If COMPRESS() returned NULL, subsequent invocations of COMPRESS() within a result set or within a trigger also returned NULL. (Bug#23254)

  • Insufficient memory (myisam_sort_buffer_size) could cause a server crash for several operations on MyISAM tables: repair table, create index by sort, repair by sort, parallel repair, bulk insert. (Bug#23175)

  • The column default value in the output from SHOW COLUMNS or SELECT FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS was truncated to 64 characters. (Bug#23037)

  • mysql did not check for errors when fetching data during result set printing. (Bug#22913)

  • InnoDB exhibited thread thrashing with more than 50 concurrent connections under an update-intensive workload. (Bug#22868)

  • The return value from my_seek() was ignored. (Bug#22828)

  • The optimizer failed to use equality propagation for BETWEEN and IN predicates with string arguments. (Bug#22753)

  • The Handler_rollback status variable sometimes was incremented when no rollback had taken place. (Bug#22728)

  • The Host column in SHOW PROCESSLIST output was blank when the server was started with the --skip-grant-tables option. (Bug#22723)

  • If a table contains an AUTO_INCREMENT column, inserting into an insertable view on the table that does not include the AUTO_INCREMENT column should not change the value of LAST_INSERT_ID(), because the side effects of inserting default values into columns not part of the view should not be visible. MySQL was incorrectly setting LAST_INSERT_ID() to zero. (Bug#22584)

  • Instance Manager had a race condition involving mysqld PID file removal. (Bug#22379)

  • The optimizer used the ref join type rather than eq_ref for a simple join on strings. (Bug#22367)

  • Some queries that used MAX() and GROUP BY could incorrectly return an empty result. (Bug#22342)

  • If an init_connect SQL statement produced an error, the connection was silently terminated with no error message. Now the server writes a warning to the error log. (Bug#22158)

  • Use of a DES-encrypted SSL certificate file caused a server crash. (Bug#21868)

  • Use of PREPARE with a CREATE PROCEDURE statement that contained a syntax error caused a server crash. (Bug#21856)

  • Adding a day, month, or year interval to a DATE value produced a DATE, but adding a week interval produced a DATETIME value. Now all produce a DATE value. (Bug#21811)

  • Use of a subquery that invoked a function in the column list of the outer query resulted in a memory leak. (Bug#21798)

  • Selecting from a MERGE table could result in a server crash if the underlying tables had fewer indexes than the MERGE table itself. (Bug#21617, Bug#22937)

  • After FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK followed by UNLOCK TABLES, attempts to drop or alter a stored routine failed with an error that the routine did not exist, and attempts to execute the routine failed with a lock conflict error. (Bug#21414)

  • For multiple-table UPDATE statements, storage engines were not notified of duplicate-key errors. (Bug#21381)

  • Within a prepared statement, SELECT (COUNT(*) = 1) (or similar use of other aggregate functions) did not return the correct result for statement re-execution. (Bug#21354)

  • It was possible for a stored routine with a non-latin1 name to cause a stack overrun. (Bug#21311)

  • Creating a TEMPORARY table with the same name as an existing table that was locked by another client could result in a lock conflict for DROP TEMPORARY TABLE because the server unnecessarily tried to acquire a name lock. (Bug#21096)

  • Incorrect results could be obtained from re-execution of a parametrized prepared statement or a stored routine with a SELECT that uses LEFT JOIN with a second table having only one row. (Bug#21081)

  • Within a stored routine, a view definition cannot refer to routine parameters or local variables. However, an error did not occur until the routine was called. Now it occurs during parsing of the routine creation statement.

    Note

    A side effect of this fix is that if you have already created such routines, and error will occur if you execute SHOW CREATE PROCEDURE or SHOW CREATE FUNCTION. You should drop these routines because they are erroneous.

    (Bug#20953)

  • In mysql, invoking connect or \r with very long db_name or host_name parameters caused buffer overflow. (Bug#20894)

  • SHOW VARIABLES truncated the Value field to 256 characters. (Bug#20862)

  • WITH ROLLUP could group unequal values. (Bug#20825)

  • Range searches on columns with an index prefix could miss records. (Bug#20732)

  • An UPDATE that referred to a key column in the WHERE clause and activated a trigger that modified the column resulted in a loop. (Bug#20670)

  • LIKE searches failed for indexed utf8 character columns. (Bug#20471)

  • With sql_mode = TRADITIONAL, MySQL incorrectly aborted on warnings within stored routines and triggers. (Bug#20028)

  • mysqldump --xml produced invalid XML for BLOB data. (Bug#19745)

  • FLUSH INSTANCES in Instance Manager triggered an assertion failure. (Bug#19368)

  • For a debug server, a reference to an undefined user variable in a prepared statement executed with EXECUTE caused an assertion failure. (Bug#19356)

  • Within a trigger for a base table, selecting from a view on that base table failed. (Bug#19111)

  • The value of the warning_count system variable was not being calculated correctly (also affecting SHOW COUNT(*) WARNINGS). (Bug#19024)

  • DELETE IGNORE could hang for foreign key parent deletes. (Bug#18819)

  • InnoDB used table locks (not row locks) within stored functions. (Bug#18077)

  • mysql would lose its connection to the server if its standard output was not writable. (Bug#17583)

  • mysql-test-run did not work correctly for RPM-based installations. (Bug#17194)

  • A client library crash was caused by executing a statement such as SELECT * FROM t1 PROCEDURE ANALYSE() using a server side cursor on a table t1 that does not have the same number of columns as the output from PROCEDURE ANALYSE(). (Bug#17039)

  • The WITH CHECK OPTION for a view failed to prevent storing invalid column values for UPDATE statements. (Bug#16813)

  • InnoDB showed substandard performance with multiple queries running concurrently. (Bug#15815)

  • ALTER TABLE was not able to rename a view. (Bug#14959)

  • Statements such as DROP PROCEDURE and DROP VIEW were written to the binary log too late due to a race condition. (Bug#14262)

  • A literal string in a GROUP BY clause could be interpreted as a column name. (Bug#14019)

  • Instance Manager didn't close the client socket file when starting a new mysqld instance. mysqld inherited the socket, causing clients connected to Instance Manager to hang. (Bug#12751)

  • Entries in the slow query log could have an incorrect Rows_examined value. (Bug#12240)

  • Lack of validation for input and output TIME values resulted in several problems: SEC_TO_TIME() in some cases did not clip large values to the TIME range appropriately; SEC_TO_TIME() treated BIGINT UNSIGNED values as signed; only truncation warnings were produced when both truncation and out-of-range TIME values occurred. (Bug#11655, Bug#20927)

  • A locking safety check in InnoDB reported a spurious error stored_select_lock_type is 0 inside ::start_stmt() for INSERT ... SELECT statements in innodb_locks_unsafe_for_binlog mode. The safety check was removed. (Bug#10746)

  • FROM_UNIXTIME() did not accept arguments up to POWER(2,31)-1, which it had previously. (Bug#9191)

  • OPTIMIZE TABLE with myisam_repair_threads > 1 could result in MyISAM table corruption. (Bug#8283)

C.1.39. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.28 (24 October 2006)

This is the first MySQL Enterprise Server release, following the last Community Server release (5.0.27).

Functionality added or changed:

  • Binary MySQL distributions no longer include a mysqld-max server, except for RPM distributions. Instead, distributions contain a mysqld binary that includes the features previously included in the mysqld-max binary.

Bugs fixed:

  • MySQL 5.0.26 introduced an ABI incompatibility, which this release reverts. Programs compiled against 5.0.26 are not compatible with any other version and must be recompiled. (Bug#23427)

  • InnoDB: Reduced optimization level for Windows 64 builds to handle possible memory overrun. (Bug#19424)