Appendix C. MySQL Change History

Table of Contents

C.1. Changes in Release 5.0.x (Production)
C.1.1. Changes in MySQL 5.0.85 (Not yet released)
C.1.2. Changes in MySQL 5.0.84 (Not yet released)
C.1.3. Changes in MySQL 5.0.83 (29 May 2009)
C.1.4. Changes in MySQL 5.0.82 (20 May 2009)
C.1.5. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.81 (01 May 2009)
C.1.6. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.80 [MRU] (01 May 2009)
C.1.7. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.79 [MRU] (09 March 2009)
C.1.8. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.78 [MRU] (06 February 2009)
C.1.9. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.77 (28 January 2009)
C.1.10. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.76 [MRU] (05 January 2009)
C.1.11. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.75 (17 December 2008)
C.1.12. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.74sp1 [QSP] (30 April 2009)
C.1.13. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.74 [MRU] (03 December 2008)
C.1.14. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.72sp1 [QSP] (13 January 2009)
C.1.15. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.72 [MRU] (24 October 2008)
C.1.16. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.70 [MRU] (27 September 2008)
C.1.17. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.68 [MRU] (13 August 2008)
C.1.18. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.67 (04 August 2008)
C.1.19. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66sp1 [QSP] (23 October 2008)
C.1.20. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66a [MRU] (16 July 2008)
C.1.21. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66 [MRU] (09 July 2008)
C.1.22. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.64 [MRU] (10 June 2008)
C.1.23. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.62 [MRU] (12 May 2008)
C.1.24. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.60sp1 [QSP] (27 June 2008)
C.1.25. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.60 [MRU] (28 April 2008)
C.1.26. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.58 [MRU] (05 March 2008)
C.1.27. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.56sp1 [QSP] (30 March 2008)
C.1.28. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.56 [MRU] (06 February 2008)
C.1.29. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.54a [MRU] (11 January 2008)
C.1.30. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.54 [MRU] (14 December 2007)
C.1.31. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.52 [MRU] (30 November 2007)
C.1.32. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.51b (24 April 2008)
C.1.33. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.51a (11 January 2008)
C.1.34. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.51 (15 November 2007)
C.1.35. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50sp1a [QSP] (11 January 2008)
C.1.36. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50sp1 [QSP] (12 December 2007)
C.1.37. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50 [MRU] (19 October 2007)
C.1.38. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.48 [MRU] (27 August 2007)
C.1.39. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.46 [MRU] (13 July 2007)
C.1.40. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.45 (04 July 2007)
C.1.41. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.44sp1 [QSP] (01 August 2007)
C.1.42. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.44 [MRU] (21 June 2007)
C.1.43. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.42 [MRU] (23 May 2007)
C.1.44. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.41 (01 May 2007)
C.1.45. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.40 [MRU] (17 April 2007)
C.1.46. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.38 [MRU] (20 March 2007)
C.1.47. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.37 (27 February 2007)
C.1.48. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36sp1 [QSP] (12 April 2007)
C.1.49. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36 [MRU] (20 February 2007)
C.1.50. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.34 [MRU] (17 January 2007)
C.1.51. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.33 (09 January 2007)
C.1.52. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.32 [MRU] (20 December 2006)
C.1.53. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30sp1 [QSP] (19 January 2007)
C.1.54. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30 [MRU] (14 November 2006)
C.1.55. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.28 (24 October 2006)
C.1.56. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.27 (21 October 2006)
C.1.57. Changes in MySQL 5.0.26 (03 October 2006)
C.1.58. Changes in MySQL 5.0.25 (15 September 2006)
C.1.59. Changes in MySQL 5.0.24a (25 August 2006)
C.1.60. Changes in MySQL 5.0.24 (27 July 2006)
C.1.61. Changes in MySQL 5.0.23 (Not released)
C.1.62. Changes in MySQL 5.0.22 (24 May 2006)
C.1.63. Changes in MySQL 5.0.21 (02 May 2006)
C.1.64. Changes in MySQL 5.0.20a (18 April 2006)
C.1.65. Changes in MySQL 5.0.20 (31 March 2006)
C.1.66. Changes in MySQL 5.0.19 (04 March 2006)
C.1.67. Changes in MySQL 5.0.18 (21 December 2005)
C.1.68. Changes in MySQL 5.0.17 (14 December 2005)
C.1.69. Changes in MySQL 5.0.16 (10 November 2005)
C.1.70. Changes in MySQL 5.0.15 (19 October 2005 Production)
C.1.71. Changes in MySQL 5.0.14 (Not released)
C.1.72. Changes in MySQL 5.0.13 (22 September 2005 Release Candidate)
C.1.73. Changes in MySQL 5.0.12 (02 September 2005)
C.1.74. Changes in MySQL 5.0.11 (06 August 2005)
C.1.75. Changes in MySQL 5.0.10 (27 July 2005)
C.1.76. Changes in MySQL 5.0.9 (15 July 2005)
C.1.77. Changes in MySQL 5.0.8 (Not released)
C.1.78. Changes in MySQL 5.0.7 (10 June 2005)
C.1.79. Changes in MySQL 5.0.6 (26 May 2005)
C.1.80. Changes in MySQL 5.0.5 (Not released)
C.1.81. Changes in MySQL 5.0.4 (16 April 2005)
C.1.82. Changes in MySQL 5.0.3 (23 March 2005 Beta)
C.1.83. Changes in MySQL 5.0.2 (01 December 2004)
C.1.84. Changes in MySQL 5.0.1 (27 July 2004)
C.1.85. Changes in MySQL 5.0.0 (22 December 2003 Alpha)
C.2. Changes in MySQL Cluster
C.2.1. Changes in MySQL Cluster-5.0.7 (10 June 2005)
C.2.2. Changes in MySQL Cluster-5.0.6 (26 May 2005)
C.2.3. Changes in MySQL Cluster-5.0.5 (Not released)
C.2.4. Changes in MySQL Cluster-5.0.4 (16 April 2005)
C.2.5. Changes in MySQL Cluster-5.0.3 (23 March 2005: Beta)
C.2.6. Changes in MySQL Cluster-5.0.1 (27 July 2004)
C.2.7. Changes in MySQL Cluster-4.1.13 (15 July 2005)
C.2.8. Changes in MySQL Cluster-4.1.12 (13 May 2005)
C.2.9. Changes in MySQL Cluster-4.1.11 (01 April 2005)
C.2.10. Changes in MySQL Cluster-4.1.10 (12 February 2005)
C.2.11. Changes in MySQL Cluster-4.1.9 (13 January 2005)
C.2.12. Changes in MySQL Cluster-4.1.8 (14 December 2004)
C.2.13. Changes in MySQL Cluster-4.1.7 (23 October 2004)
C.2.14. Changes in MySQL Cluster-4.1.6 (10 October 2004)
C.2.15. Changes in MySQL Cluster-4.1.5 (16 September 2004)
C.2.16. Changes in MySQL Cluster-4.1.4 (31 August 2004)
C.2.17. Changes in MySQL Cluster-4.1.3 (28 June 2004)
C.3. MySQL Enterprise Monitor Change History
C.3.1. Changes in MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.0.6 (Not yet released)
C.3.2. Changes in MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.0.5 (18th March 2009)
C.3.3. Changes in MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.0.4 (5th February 2009)
C.3.4. Changes in MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.0.3 (23rd January 2009)
C.3.5. Changes in MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.0.2 (14th January 2009)
C.3.6. Changes in MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.0.1 (15th December 2008)
C.3.7. Changes in MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.0.0 (11th December 2008)
C.4. MySQL Connector/ODBC (MyODBC) Change History
C.4.1. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.6 (Not yet released)
C.4.2. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.5 (18 August 2008)
C.4.3. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.4 (15 April 2008)
C.4.4. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.3 (26 March 2008)
C.4.5. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.2 (13 February 2008)
C.4.6. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.1 (13 December 2007)
C.4.7. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.0 (10 September 2007)
C.4.8. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.0.12 (Never released)
C.4.9. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.0.11 (31 January 2007)
C.4.10. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.0.10 (14 December 2006)
C.4.11. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.0.9 (22 November 2006)
C.4.12. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.0.8 (17 November 2006)
C.4.13. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.0.7 (08 November 2006)
C.4.14. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.0.6 (03 November 2006)
C.4.15. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.0.5 (17 October 2006)
C.4.16. Changes in Connector/ODBC 5.0.3 (Connector/ODBC 5.0 Alpha 3) (20 June 2006)
C.4.17. Changes in Connector/ODBC 5.0.2 (Never released)
C.4.18. Changes in Connector/ODBC 5.0.1 (Connector/ODBC 5.0 Alpha 2) (05 June 2006)
C.4.19. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.27 (20 November 2008)
C.4.20. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.26 (07 July 2008)
C.4.21. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.25 (11 April 2008)
C.4.22. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.24 (14 March 2008)
C.4.23. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.23 (09 January 2008)
C.4.24. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.22 (13 November 2007)
C.4.25. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.21 (08 October 2007)
C.4.26. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.20 (10 September 2007)
C.4.27. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.19 (10 August 2007)
C.4.28. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.18 (08 August 2007)
C.4.29. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.17 (14 July 2007)
C.4.30. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.16 (14 June 2007)
C.4.31. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.15 (07 May 2007)
C.4.32. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.14 (08 March 2007)
C.4.33. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.13 (Never released)
C.4.34. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.12 (11 February 2005)
C.4.35. Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51.11 (28 January 2005)
C.5. MySQL Connector/NET Change History
C.5.1. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 6.1.x
C.5.2. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 6.0.x
C.5.3. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 5.3.x
C.5.4. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 5.2.x
C.5.5. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 5.1.x
C.5.6. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 5.0.x
C.5.7. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 1.0.x
C.5.8. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 0.9.0 (30 August 2004)
C.5.9. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 0.76
C.5.10. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 0.75
C.5.11. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 0.74
C.5.12. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 0.71
C.5.13. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 0.70
C.5.14. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 0.68
C.5.15. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 0.65
C.5.16. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 0.60
C.5.17. Changes in MySQL Connector/NET Version 0.50
C.6. MySQL Visual Studio Plugin Change History
C.6.1. Changes in MySQL Visual Studio Plugin 1.0.3 (Not yet released)
C.6.2. Changes in MySQL Visual Studio Plugin 1.0.2 (Not yet released)
C.6.3. Changes in MySQL Visual Studio Plugin 1.0.1 (4 October 2006)
C.6.4. Changes in MySQL Visual Studio Plugin 1.0.0 (4 October 2006)
C.7. MySQL Connector/J Change History
C.7.1. Changes in MySQL Connector/J 5.1.x
C.7.2. Changes in MySQL Connector/J 5.0.x
C.7.3. Changes in MySQL Connector/J 3.1.x
C.7.4. Changes in MySQL Connector/J 3.0.x
C.7.5. Changes in MySQL Connector/J 2.0.x
C.7.6. Changes in MySQL Connector/J 1.2b (04 July 1999)
C.7.7. Changes in MySQL Connector/J 1.2.x and lower
C.8. MySQL Connector/MXJ Change History
C.8.1. Changes in MySQL Connector/MXJ 5.0.6 (04 May 2007)
C.8.2. Changes in MySQL Connector/MXJ 5.0.5 (14 March 2007)
C.8.3. Changes in MySQL Connector/MXJ 5.0.4 (28 January 2007)
C.8.4. Changes in MySQL Connector/MXJ 5.0.3 (24 June 2006)
C.8.5. Changes in MySQL Connector/MXJ 5.0.2 (15 June 2006)
C.8.6. Changes in MySQL Connector/MXJ 5.0.1 (Never released)
C.8.7. Changes in MySQL Connector/MXJ 5.0.0 (09 December 2005)
C.9. MySQL Proxy Change History
C.9.1. Changes in MySQL Proxy 0.7.0 (Not yet released)
C.9.2. Changes in MySQL Proxy 0.6.1 (06 February 2008)
C.9.3. Changes in MySQL Proxy 0.6.0 (11 September 2007)
C.9.4. Changes in MySQL Proxy 0.5.1 (30 June 2007)
C.9.5. Changes in MySQL Proxy 0.5.0 (19 June 2007)

This appendix lists the changes from version to version in the MySQL source code through the latest version of MySQL 5.0, which is currently MySQL 5.0.85. Starting with MySQL 5.0, we began offering a new version of the Manual for each new series of MySQL releases (5.0, 5.1, and so on). For information about changes in previous release series of the MySQL database software, see the corresponding version of this Manual. For information about legacy versions of the MySQL software through the 4.1 series, see MySQL 3.23, 4.0, 4.1 Reference Manual.

We update this section as we add new features in the 5.0 series, so that everybody can follow the development process.

This section documents all enhancements, changes, and bug fixes made to MySQL Enterprise Server and MySQL Community Server.

Releases in MySQL Enterprise Server are divided into the following release packs:

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 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”.

The manual included in the source and binary distributions may not be fully accurate when it comes to the release changelog entries, because the integration of the manual happens at build time. For the most up-to-date release changelog, please refer to the online version instead.

C.1. Changes in Release 5.0.x (Production)

C.1.1. Changes in MySQL 5.0.85 (Not yet released)
C.1.2. Changes in MySQL 5.0.84 (Not yet released)
C.1.3. Changes in MySQL 5.0.83 (29 May 2009)
C.1.4. Changes in MySQL 5.0.82 (20 May 2009)
C.1.5. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.81 (01 May 2009)
C.1.6. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.80 [MRU] (01 May 2009)
C.1.7. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.79 [MRU] (09 March 2009)
C.1.8. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.78 [MRU] (06 February 2009)
C.1.9. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.77 (28 January 2009)
C.1.10. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.76 [MRU] (05 January 2009)
C.1.11. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.75 (17 December 2008)
C.1.12. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.74sp1 [QSP] (30 April 2009)
C.1.13. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.74 [MRU] (03 December 2008)
C.1.14. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.72sp1 [QSP] (13 January 2009)
C.1.15. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.72 [MRU] (24 October 2008)
C.1.16. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.70 [MRU] (27 September 2008)
C.1.17. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.68 [MRU] (13 August 2008)
C.1.18. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.67 (04 August 2008)
C.1.19. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66sp1 [QSP] (23 October 2008)
C.1.20. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66a [MRU] (16 July 2008)
C.1.21. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.66 [MRU] (09 July 2008)
C.1.22. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.64 [MRU] (10 June 2008)
C.1.23. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.62 [MRU] (12 May 2008)
C.1.24. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.60sp1 [QSP] (27 June 2008)
C.1.25. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.60 [MRU] (28 April 2008)
C.1.26. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.58 [MRU] (05 March 2008)
C.1.27. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.56sp1 [QSP] (30 March 2008)
C.1.28. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.56 [MRU] (06 February 2008)
C.1.29. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.54a [MRU] (11 January 2008)
C.1.30. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.54 [MRU] (14 December 2007)
C.1.31. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.52 [MRU] (30 November 2007)
C.1.32. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.51b (24 April 2008)
C.1.33. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.51a (11 January 2008)
C.1.34. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.51 (15 November 2007)
C.1.35. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50sp1a [QSP] (11 January 2008)
C.1.36. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50sp1 [QSP] (12 December 2007)
C.1.37. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.50 [MRU] (19 October 2007)
C.1.38. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.48 [MRU] (27 August 2007)
C.1.39. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.46 [MRU] (13 July 2007)
C.1.40. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.45 (04 July 2007)
C.1.41. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.44sp1 [QSP] (01 August 2007)
C.1.42. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.44 [MRU] (21 June 2007)
C.1.43. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.42 [MRU] (23 May 2007)
C.1.44. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.41 (01 May 2007)
C.1.45. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.40 [MRU] (17 April 2007)
C.1.46. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.38 [MRU] (20 March 2007)
C.1.47. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.37 (27 February 2007)
C.1.48. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36sp1 [QSP] (12 April 2007)
C.1.49. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36 [MRU] (20 February 2007)
C.1.50. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.34 [MRU] (17 January 2007)
C.1.51. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.33 (09 January 2007)
C.1.52. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.32 [MRU] (20 December 2006)
C.1.53. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30sp1 [QSP] (19 January 2007)
C.1.54. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30 [MRU] (14 November 2006)
C.1.55. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.28 (24 October 2006)
C.1.56. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.27 (21 October 2006)
C.1.57. Changes in MySQL 5.0.26 (03 October 2006)
C.1.58. Changes in MySQL 5.0.25 (15 September 2006)
C.1.59. Changes in MySQL 5.0.24a (25 August 2006)
C.1.60. Changes in MySQL 5.0.24 (27 July 2006)
C.1.61. Changes in MySQL 5.0.23 (Not released)
C.1.62. Changes in MySQL 5.0.22 (24 May 2006)
C.1.63. Changes in MySQL 5.0.21 (02 May 2006)
C.1.64. Changes in MySQL 5.0.20a (18 April 2006)
C.1.65. Changes in MySQL 5.0.20 (31 March 2006)
C.1.66. Changes in MySQL 5.0.19 (04 March 2006)
C.1.67. Changes in MySQL 5.0.18 (21 December 2005)
C.1.68. Changes in MySQL 5.0.17 (14 December 2005)
C.1.69. Changes in MySQL 5.0.16 (10 November 2005)
C.1.70. Changes in MySQL 5.0.15 (19 October 2005 Production)
C.1.71. Changes in MySQL 5.0.14 (Not released)
C.1.72. Changes in MySQL 5.0.13 (22 September 2005 Release Candidate)
C.1.73. Changes in MySQL 5.0.12 (02 September 2005)
C.1.74. Changes in MySQL 5.0.11 (06 August 2005)
C.1.75. Changes in MySQL 5.0.10 (27 July 2005)
C.1.76. Changes in MySQL 5.0.9 (15 July 2005)
C.1.77. Changes in MySQL 5.0.8 (Not released)
C.1.78. Changes in MySQL 5.0.7 (10 June 2005)
C.1.79. Changes in MySQL 5.0.6 (26 May 2005)
C.1.80. Changes in MySQL 5.0.5 (Not released)
C.1.81. Changes in MySQL 5.0.4 (16 April 2005)
C.1.82. Changes in MySQL 5.0.3 (23 March 2005 Beta)
C.1.83. Changes in MySQL 5.0.2 (01 December 2004)
C.1.84. Changes in MySQL 5.0.1 (27 July 2004)
C.1.85. Changes in MySQL 5.0.0 (22 December 2003 Alpha)

The following list summarizes what has been done in the 5.0 tree. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog sections for each individual 5.0 release.

C.1.1. Changes in MySQL 5.0.85 (Not yet released)

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server and MySQL Community Server release (5.0.84). 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:

C.1.2. Changes in MySQL 5.0.84 (Not yet released)

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server and MySQL Community Server release (5.0.83). 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:

  • Performance: The InnoDB adaptive hash latch is released (if held) for serveral potentially long-running operations. This improves throughput for other queries if the current query is removing a temporary table, changing a temporary table from memory to disk, using CREATE TABLE ... SELECT, or performing a MyISAM repair on a table used within a transaction. (Bug#32149)

  • Important Change: Replication: BEGIN, COMMIT, and ROLLBACK statements are no longer affected by --replicate-do-db or --replicate-ignore-db rules. (Bug#43263)

  • Replication: When reading a binary log that was in use by a master or that had not been properly closed (possibly due to a crash), the following message was printed: Warning: this binlog was not closed properly. Most probably mysqld crashed writing it. This message did not take into account the possibility that the file was merely in use by the master, which caused some users concern who were not aware that this could happen.

    To make this clear, the original message has been replaced with Warning: this binlog is either is use or was not closed properly. (Bug#34687)

  • The server crashed for attempts to use REPLACE or INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE with a view defined using a join. (Bug#45806)

  • The combination of MIN() or MAX() in the select list with WHERE and GROUP BY clauses could lead to incorrect results. (Bug#45386)

  • The mysql client could misinterpret some character sequences as commands under some circumstances. (Bug#45236)

  • Use of ROUND() on a LONGTEXT or LONGBLOB column of a derived table could cause a server crash. (Bug#45152)

  • Index Merge followed by a filesort could result in a server crash if sort_buffer_size was not large enough for all sort keys. (Bug#44810)

  • The PASSWORD() and OLD_PASSWORD() functions could read memory outside of an internal buffer when used with BLOB arguments. (Bug#44767)

  • A workaround for a Sun Studio bug was instituted. (Bug#41710)

  • Shared-memory connections did not work in Vista if mysqld was started from the command line. (Bug#41190)

  • Valgrind warnings that occurred for SHOW TABLE STATUS with InnoDB tables were silenced. (Bug#38479)

  • In the mysql client, using a default character set of binary caused internal commands such as DELIMITER to become case sensitive. (Bug#37268)

  • When invoked to start multiple server instances, mysqld_multi sometimes would fail to start them all due to not changing location into the base directory for each instance. (Bug#36654)

  • On Windows, the _PC macro in my_global.h was causing problems for modern compilers. It has been removed because it is no longer used. (Bug#34309)

  • Setting the session value of the max_allowed_packet or net_buffer_length system variable was allowed but had no effect. The session value of these variables is now read only. (Bug#32223)

    See also Bug#22891.

C.1.3. Changes in MySQL 5.0.83 (29 May 2009)

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server and MySQL Community Server release (5.0.82). 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 time zone tables for Windows available at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/timezones.html have been updated. (Bug#39923)

Bugs fixed:

  • Replication: When stopping and restarting the slave while it was replicating temporary tables, the slave server could crash or raise an assertion failure. This was due to the fact that, although temporary tables were saved between slave thread restarts, the reference to the thread being used (table->in_use) was not being properly updated when restarting, continuing to reference the old thread instead of the new one. This issue affected statement-based replication only. (Bug#41725)

  • UNCOMPRESSED_LENGTH() returned a garbage result when passed a string shorter than 5 bytes. Now UNCOMPRESSED_LENGTH() returns NULL and generates a warning. (Bug#44796)

  • Several Valgrind warnings were silenced. (Bug#44774, Bug#44792)

  • Incorrect time was reported at the end of mysqldump output. (Bug#44424)

  • EXPLAIN EXTENDED could crash for UNION queries in which the last SELECT was not parenthesized and included an ORDER BY clause. (Bug#43612)

  • SELECT ... INTO @var could produce values different from SELECT ... without the INTO clause. (Bug#42009)

  • Using --hexdump together with --read-from-remote-server caused mysqlbinlog to crash. (Bug#41943)

  • A crash occurred due to a race condition between the merge table and table_cache evictions.

    00000001403C452F    mysqld.exe!memcpy()[memcpy.asm:151]
    00000001402A275F    mysqld.exe!ha_myisammrg::info()[ha_myisammrg.cc:854]
    00000001402A2471    mysqld.exe!ha_myisammrg::attach_children()[ha_myisammrg.cc:488]
    00000001402A2788    mysqld.exe!ha_myisammrg::extra()[ha_myisammrg.cc:863]
    000000014015FC5D    mysqld.exe!attach_merge_children()[sql_base.cc:4135]
    000000014016A4C1    mysqld.exe!open_tables()[sql_base.cc:4697]
    000000014016A898    mysqld.exe!open_and_lock_tables_derived()[sql_base.cc:4956]
    000000014018BB54    mysqld.exe!mysql_insert()[sql_insert.cc:613]
    000000014019EDD3    mysqld.exe!mysql_execute_command()[sql_parse.cc:3066]
    00000001401A2F06    mysqld.exe!mysql_parse()[sql_parse.cc:5791]
    00000001401A3C1A    mysqld.exe!dispatch_command()[sql_parse.cc:1202]
    00000001401A4CD7    mysqld.exe!do_command()[sql_parse.cc:857]
    0000000140246327    mysqld.exe!handle_one_connection()[sql_connect.cc:1115]
    00000001402B82C5    mysqld.exe!pthread_start()[my_winthread.c:85]
    00000001403CAC37    mysqld.exe!_callthreadstart()[thread.c:295]
    00000001403CAD05    mysqld.exe!_threadstart()[thread.c:275]
    0000000077D6B69A    kernel32.dll!BaseThreadStart()
    Trying to get some variables.
    Some pointers may be invalid and cause the dump to abort...

    (Bug#41212)

  • For some queries, an equality propagation problem could cause a = b and b = a to be handled differently. (Bug#40925)

  • For views created with a column list clause, column aliases were not substituted when selecting through the view using a HAVING clause. (Bug#40825)

  • A multiple-table DELETE involving a table self-join could cause a server crash. (Bug#39918)

  • Creating an InnoDB table with a comment containing a '#' character caused foreign key constraints to be omitted. (Bug#39793)

  • The mysql option --ignore-spaces was nonfunctional. (Bug#39101)

  • If a query was such as to produce the error 1054 Unknown column '...' in 'field list', using EXPLAIN EXTENDED with the query could cause a server crash. (Bug#37362)

C.1.4. Changes in MySQL 5.0.82 (20 May 2009)

This section documents all changes and bugfixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server and MySQL Community Server release (5.0.80). 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:

  • Replication: Restarting the replication slave — either by using STOP SLAVE plus START SLAVE, or by restarting the slave mysqld process — could sometimes cause the slave to crash when using a debug version of the server. (Bug#38694)

  • Replication: Killing the thread executing a DDL statement, after it had finished its execution but before it had written the binlog event, caused the error code in the binlog event to be set (incorrectly) to ER_SERVER_SHUTDOWN or ER_QUERY_INTERRUPTED, which caused replication to fail. (Bug#37145)

    See also Bug#27571, Bug#22725.

  • Replication: Column aliases used inside subqueries were ignored in the binary log. (Bug#35515)

  • Replication: The statements DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS and DROP FUNCTION IF EXISTS were not written to the binary log if the procedure or function to be dropped did not exist. (Bug#13684)

    See also Bug#25705.

  • Use of HANDLER statements with INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables caused a server crash. Now HANDLER is prohibited with such tables. (Bug#44151)

  • myisamchk could display a negative Max keyfile length value. (Bug#43950)

  • mysqld_multi incorrectly passed --no-defaults to mysqld_safe. (Bug#43876)

  • On Windows, a server crash occurred for attempts to insert a floating-point value into a CHAR column with a maximum length less than the converted floating-point value length. (Bug#43833)

  • InnoDB uses random numbers to generate dives into indexes for calculating index cardinality. However, under certain conditions, the algorithm did not generate random numbers, so ANALYZE TABLE did not update cardinality estimates properly. A new algorithm has been introduced with better randomization properties, together with a system variable, innodb_use_legacy_cardinality_algorithm, that controls which algorithm to use. The default value of the variable is 1 (ON), to use the original algorithm for compatibility with existing applications. The variable can be set to 0 (OFF) to use the new algorithm with improved randomness. (Bug#43660)

  • UNION of floating-point numbers did unnecessary rounding. (Bug#43432)

  • Certain statements might open a table and then wait for an impending global read lock without noticing whether they hold a table being waiting for by the global read lock, causing a hang. Affected statements are SELECT ... FOR UPDATE, LOCK TABLES ... WRITE, TRUNCATE TABLE, and LOAD DATA INFILE. (Bug#43230)

  • The InnoDB btr_search_drop_page_hash_when_freed() function had a race condition. (Bug#42279)

  • Compressing a table with the myisampack utility caused the server to produce Valgrind warnings when it opened the table. (Bug#41541)

  • For a MyISAM table with DELAY_KEY_WRITE enabled, the index file could be corrupted without the table being marked as crashed if the server was killed. (Bug#41330)

  • Multiple-table UPDATE statements did not properly activate triggers. (Bug#39953)

  • The functions listed in Section 11.12.4.2.3, “Creating Geometry Values Using MySQL-Specific Functions”, previously accepted WKB arguments and returned WKB values. They now accept WKB or geometry arguments and return geometry values.

    The functions listed in Section 11.12.4.2.2, “Creating Geometry Values Using WKB Functions”, previously accepted WKB arguments and returned geometry values. They now accept WKB or geometry arguments and return geometry values. (Bug#38990)

  • An UPDATE statement that updated a column using the same DES_ENCRYPT() value for each row actually updated different rows with different values. (Bug#35087)

  • For shared-memory connections, the read and write methods did not properly handle asynchronous close events, which could lead to the client locking up waiting for a server response. For example, a call to mysql_real_query() would block forever on the client side if the executed statement was aborted on the server side. Thanks to Armin Schöffmann for the bug report and patch. (Bug#33899)

  • CHECKSUM TABLE was not killable with KILL QUERY. (Bug#33146)

  • myisamchk and myisampack were not being linked with the library that enabled support for * filename pattern expansion. (Bug#29248)

  • COMMIT did not delete savepoints if there were no changes in the transaction. (Bug#26288)

  • Several memory allocation functions were not being checked for out-of-memory return values. (Bug#25058)

C.1.5. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.81 (01 May 2009)

This is a bugfix release for the current MySQL Community Server production release family. It replaces MySQL 5.0.77.

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 nonempty, 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)

  • 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)

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 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: 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • With the ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY SQL mode enabled, the check for nonaggregated 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 nonaggregated columns in the WHERE clause. (Bug#39656)

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

  • Creating a table with a comment of 62 characters or longer caused a server crash. (Bug#39591)

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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.1.6. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.80 [MRU] (01 May 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 (5.0.79). 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. This release of MySQL 5.0 (5.0.80) is 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 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)

  • CHECK TABLE, REPAIR TABLE, ANALYZE TABLE, and OPTIMIZE TABLE erroneously reported a table to be corrupt if the table did not exist or the statement was terminated with KILL. (Bug#29458)

  • 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 failed 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.1.7. 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)

  • Incorrect length metadata could be returned for LONG TEXT columns when a multibyte server character set was used. (Bug#19829)

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

C.1.8. 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.1.9. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.77 (28 January 2009)

This is a bugfix release for the current MySQL Community Server production release family. It replaces MySQL 5.0.67 (binary) and 5.0.75 (source-only).

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 nonempty, 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)

  • 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)

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 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: 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • With the ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY SQL mode enabled, the check for nonaggregated 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 nonaggregated columns in the WHERE clause. (Bug#39656)

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

  • Creating a table with a comment of 62 characters or longer caused a server crash. (Bug#39591)

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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.1.10. 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)

  • Creating a table with a comment of 62 characters or longer caused a server crash. (Bug#39591)

  • 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.1.11. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.75 (17 December 2008)

This is a bugfix release for the current MySQL Community Server production release family. It replaces MySQL 5.0.67.

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 nonempty, 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)

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 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: 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • With the ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY SQL mode enabled, the check for nonaggregated 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 nonaggregated columns in the WHERE clause. (Bug#39656)

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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.1.12. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.74sp1 [QSP] (30 April 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 (5.0.74).

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:

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

Bugs fixed:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Creating a table with a comment of 62 characters or longer caused a server crash. (Bug#39591)

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

C.1.13. 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 nonaggregated 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 nonaggregated 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.1.14. 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.1.15. 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.1.16. 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 nonempty, 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.1.17. 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.1.18. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.67 (04 August 2008)

This is a bugfix release for the current MySQL Community Server production release family. It replaces MySQL 5.0.51b.

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 nonempty, 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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:

  • Performance: InnoDB adaptive hash latches could be held too long during filesort operations, resulting in a server crash. Now the hash latch is released when a query on InnoDB tables performs a filesort. This eliminates the crash and may provide significant performance improvements on systems on which many queries using filesorts with temporary tables are being performed. (Bug#32149)

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Warning

    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)

  • 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: 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)

  • 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 nongroup 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 D.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)

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

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

  • 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 nonprimary 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: 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)

  • 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.

  • 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: 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: 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: 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.

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

  • 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 nontransactional table was not logged if it failed. This caused the copy of the nontransactional 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: The nonspecific 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: 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.

  • 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. (Bug#18199, Bug#18453)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • The fix for Bug#33812 had the side effect of causing the mysql client not to be able to read some dump files produced with mysqldump. To address this, that fix was reverted. (Bug#38158)

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

  • 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)

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

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Passing anything other than an integer argument 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

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

    See also Bug#31177.

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

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

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

  • For DECIMAL columns used with the ROUND(X,D) or TRUNCATE(X,D) function with a nonconstant 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)

  • 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)

  • 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, MySQL 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)

  • The server was built even when configure was run with the --without-server option. (Bug#32898)

    See also Bug#23973.

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

    See also Bug#34587.

  • 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)

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

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

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

  • 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 nonexistent 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • With lower_case_table_names set, CREATE TABLE LIKE was treated differently by libmysqld than by the nonembedded 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 nonzero 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 nonindexed searches returning different results for a column that contained such dates. (Bug#31928)

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

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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 nonreloadable 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 noncacheable 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 nonfirst 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)

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

  • 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 nonconstant 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 nonconstant arguments triggered an assertion failure. Nonconstant 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 nontransactional 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • In ORDER BY clauses, mixing aggregate functions and nongrouping 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)

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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 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)

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

  • 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)

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

    See also Bug#24732.

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

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

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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 nonempty 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 5.0.66sp1 [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 nonempty, 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.1.20. 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.1.21. 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.1.22. 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.1.23. 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.1.24. 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.1.25. 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 nonspecific 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: 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. (Bug#18199, Bug#18453)

  • 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)

  • 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, MySQL 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 nongrouping 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.1.26. 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:

  • Performance: InnoDB adaptive hash latches could be held too long during filesort operations, resulting in a server crash. Now the hash latch is released when a query on InnoDB tables performs a filesort. This eliminates the crash and may provide significant performance improvements on systems on which many queries using filesorts with temporary tables are being performed. (Bug#32149)

  • 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 an integer argument 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)

  • 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.1.27. 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 nongroup 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 D.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 nonprimary 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 nontransactional table was not logged if it failed. This caused the copy of the nontransactional 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 nonconstant 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 nonexistent 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 nonembedded 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 nonzero 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 nonindexed 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 nonreloadable 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 noncacheable 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 nonfirst 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 nonconstant 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 nonconstant arguments triggered an assertion failure. Nonconstant 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 nontransactional 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 nonempty 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.1.28. 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 nonprimary 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 nonconstant 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 nonzero 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 nonconstant 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.1.29. 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.

    Warning

    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.1.30. 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 nontransactional table was not logged if it failed. This caused the copy of the nontransactional 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 nonexistent 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 nonembedded 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 nonindexed 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 nonfirst 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 nontransactional 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.1.31. 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 nongroup 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 D.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 nonreloadable 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 noncacheable 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 nonconstant arguments triggered an assertion failure. Nonconstant 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 nonempty 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.1.32. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.51b (24 April 2008)

This is a bugfix release for the current MySQL Community Server production release family. It replaces MySQL 5.0.51.

Bugs fixed:

  • 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)

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

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

C.1.33. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.51a (11 January 2008)

This is a bugfix release for the current MySQL Community Server production release family. It replaces MySQL 5.0.51.

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.

    Warning

    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)

  • 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)

  • When running the MySQL Instance Configuration Wizard, a race condition could exist that would fail to connect to a newly configured instance. This was because mysqld had not completed the startup process before the next stage of the installation process. (Bug#28628)

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

    See also Bug#24732.

  • MySQLInstanceConfig.exe failed to grant certain privileges to the 'root'@'%' account. (Bug#17303)

C.1.34. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.51 (15 November 2007)

This is a bugfix release for the current MySQL Community Server production release family. It replaces MySQL 5.0.45.

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: auto_increment_increment and auto_increment_offset are now supported for NDB tables. (Bug#26342)

  • MySQL Cluster: The output from the cluster management client showing the progress of data node starts has been improved. (Bug#23354)

  • Replication: The sql_mode, foreign_key_checks, unique_checks, character set/collations, and sql_auto_is_null session variables are written to the binary log and honored during replication. See Section 5.2.3, “The Binary Log”.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • If a MERGE table cannot be opened or used because of a problem with an underlying table, CHECK TABLE now displays information about which table caused the problem. (Bug#26976)

  • The EXAMPLE storage engine is now enabled by default.

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)

  • 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 bug fix enables alias declarations to be declared only in the table_references part. Elsewhere in the statement, alias references are allowed but not alias declarations. (Bug#30234)

    See also Bug#27525.

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: The management client's response to START BACKUP WAIT COMPLETED did not include the backup ID. (Bug#27640)

  • 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)

  • MySQL Cluster: Warnings and errors generated by ndb_config --config-file=file were sent to stdout, rather than to stderr. (Bug#25941)

  • MySQL Cluster: Large file support did not work in AIX server binaries. (Bug#10776)

  • 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: DROP USER statements that named multiple users, only some of which could be dropped, were replicated incorrectly. (Bug#29030)

  • 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)

  • When a TIMESTAMP with a nonzero 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 nonzero 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 nonempty 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)

  • gcov coverage-testing information was not written if the server crashed. (Bug#29543)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Killing an INSERT DELAYED thread caused a server crash. (Bug#29431)

  • Use of SHOW BINLOG EVENTS for a nonexistent 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 nonzero '' 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)

  • InnoDB refused to start on some versions of FreeBSD with LinuxThreads. This is fixed by enabling file locking on FreeBSD. (Bug#29155)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 nondebug builds. (Bug#29087)

  • The semantics of BIGINT depended on platform-specific characteristics. (Bug#29079)

  • A byte-order issue in writing a spatial index to disk caused bad index files on some systems. (Bug#29070)

  • 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)

  • Creation of a legal stored procedure could fail if no default database had been selected. (Bug#29050)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Runtime changes to the log_queries_not_using_indexes system variable were ignored. (Bug#28808)

  • Tables using the InnoDB storage engine incremented AUTO_INCREMENT values incorrectly with ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE. (Bug#28781)

  • 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)

  • For InnoDB tables, MySQL unnecessarily sorted records in certain cases when the records were retrieved by InnoDB in the proper order already. (Bug#28591)

  • 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_install_db could fail to find script files that it needs. (Bug#28585)

  • 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)

  • mysql_upgrade could run binaries dynamically linked against incorrect versions of shared libraries. (Bug#28560)

  • 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)

  • mysqlbinlog --hexdump generated incorrect output due to omission of the “ # ” comment character for some comment lines. (Bug#28293)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • SHOW COLUMNS returned NULL instead of the empty string for the Default value of columns that had no default specified. (Bug#27747)

  • 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)

  • With recent versions of DBD::mysql, mysqlhotcopy generated table names that were doubly qualified with the database name. (Bug#27694)

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

  • Some SHOW statements and INFORMATION_SCHEMA queries could expose information not allowed by the user's access privileges. (Bug#27629)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • The parser rules for the SHOW PROFILE statement were revised to work with older versions of bison. (Bug#27433)

  • Unsafe aliasing in the source caused a client library crash when compiled with gcc 4 at high optimization levels. (Bug#27383)

  • A SELECT with more than 31 nested dependent subqueries returned an incorrect result. (Bug#27352)

  • 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)

  • INSERT INTO ... SELECT caused a crash if innodb_locks_unsafe_for_binlog was enabled. (Bug#27294)

  • 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)

  • FEDERATED tables had an artificially low maximum of key length. (Bug#26909)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Under ActiveState Perl, mysql-test-run.pl could kill itself when attempting to kill other processes. (Bug#25657)

  • Several InnoDB assertion failures were corrected. (Bug#25645)

  • 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)

  • For InnoDB tables, CREATE TABLE a AS SELECT * FROM A would fail. (Bug#25164)

  • 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)

  • A too-long shared-memory-base-name value could cause a buffer overflow and crash the server or clients. (Bug#24924)

  • 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)

  • 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 INNODB STATUS caused an assertion failure under high load. (Bug#22819)

  • SHOW BINLOG EVENTS displayed incorrect values of End_log_pos for events associated with transactional storage engines. (Bug#22540)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • On Windows, the server used 10MB of memory for each connection thread, resulting in memory exhaustion. Now each thread uses 1MB. (Bug#20815)

  • 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)

  • InnoDB produced an unnecessary (and harmless) warning: InnoDB: Error: trying to declare trx to enter InnoDB, but InnoDB: it already is declared. (Bug#20090)

  • 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)

  • SQL_BIG_RESULT had no effect for CREATE TABLE ... SELECT SQL_BIG_RESULT ... statements. (Bug#15130)

  • 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)

  • mysql_setpermission tried to grant global-only privileges at the database level. (Bug#14618)

  • Parameters of type DATETIME or DATE in stored procedures were silently converted to VARBINARY. (Bug#13675)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.1.35. 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.

    Warning

    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.1.36. 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.1.37. 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 nonzero 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 nonzero 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.1.38. 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 nonempty 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.1.39. 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 nonexistent 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 nonzero '' 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 nondebug 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.1.40. Release Notes for MySQL Community Server 5.0.45 (04 July 2007)

This is a bugfix release for the current MySQL Community Server production release family. It replaces MySQL 5.0.41.

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.

  • 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 17.9.1, “Configuring MySQL Cluster to use SCI Sockets”. (Bug#25470)

  • Binaries for the Linux x86 statically linked tar.gz Community package were linked dynamically, not statically. Static linking has been re-enabled. (Bug#29617)

  • 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)

  • Potential memory leaks in SHOW PROFILE were eliminated. (Bug#24795)

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: 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)

  • 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 nonmaster 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: 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)

  • 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: Aborting a statement on the master that applied to a nontransactional 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 5.0.45b. (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 nondeterministic.) (Bug#28897)

  • Using a VIEW created with a nonexisting DEFINER could lead to incorrect results under some circumstances. (Bug#28895)

  • 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 nonindexed 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 nonindexed 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)

  • A query with a NOT IN subquery predicate could cause a crash when the left operand of the predicate evaluated to NULL. (Bug#28375)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • The Bytes_received and Bytes_sent status variables could hold only 32-bit values (not 64-bit values) on some platforms. (Bug#28149)

  • Comparisons of DATE or DATETIME values for the IN() function could yield incorrect results. (Bug#28133)

  • 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)

  • The server could hang for INSERT IGNORE ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE if an update failed. (Bug#28000)

  • DECIMAL values beginning with nine 9 digits could be incorrectly rounded. (Bug#27984)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Views ignored precision for CAST() operations. (Bug#27921)

  • For attempts to open a nonexistent 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)

  • Nongrouped columns were allowed by * in ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY SQL mode. (Bug#27874)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • The XML output representing an empty result was an empty string rather than an empty <resultset/> element. (Bug#27608)

  • An error occurred trying to connect to mysqld-debug.exe. (Bug#27597)

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • A race condition between DROP TABLE and SHOW TABLE STATUS could cause the latter to display incorrect information. (Bug#27499)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • The error message for error number 137 did not report which database/table combination reported the problem. (Bug#27173)

  • mysqlbinlog produced different output with the -R option than without it. (Bug#27171)

  • A large filesort could result in a division by zero error and a server crash. (Bug#27119)

  • Times displayed by SHOW PROFILE were incorrectly associated with the profile entry one later than the corrrect one. (Bug#27060)

  • Flow control optimization in stored routines could cause exception handlers to never return or execute incorrect logic. (Bug#26977)

  • SHOW PROFILE hung if executed before enabling the @@profiling session variable. (Bug#26938)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Due to a race condition, executing FLUSH PRIVILEGES in one thread could cause brief table unavailability in other threads. (Bug#24988)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 nontemporary 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Linux binaries were unable to dump core after executing a setuid() call. (Bug#21723)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.1.41. 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 nonempty 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.1.42. 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 17.9.1, “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 nonmaster 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