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Appendix C. MySQL Enterprise Release Notes

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C.1. MySQL Enterprise 5.0 Release Notes
C.1.1. Changes in release 5.0.46 (Not yet released)
C.1.2. Changes in MySQL Enterprise 5.0.44 (21 June 2007)
C.1.3. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.42 (23 May 2007)
C.1.4. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.40 (17 April 2007)
C.1.5. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.38 (20 March 2007 released)
C.1.6. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36sp1 (12 April 2007)
C.1.7. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36 (20 February 2007)
C.1.8. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.34 (17 January 2007)
C.1.9. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.32 (20 December 2006)
C.1.10. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30sp1 (19 January 2007)
C.1.11. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30 (14 November 2006)
C.1.12. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.28 (24 October 2006)

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

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

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

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

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

C.1. MySQL Enterprise 5.0 Release Notes

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

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

C.1.1. Changes in release 5.0.46 (Not yet released)

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 official MySQL release. 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 Network (a commercial MySQL offering). For more details please see

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.44).

Functionality added or changed:

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

  • 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)

Bugs fixed:

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

  • Mixing binary and utf8 columns in a union caused field lengths to be calculated incorrectly, resulting in truncation. (Bug#29205)

  • LOCK TABLES was not atomic when more than one InnoDB tables were locked. (Bug#29154)

  • Queries that performed a lookup into a BINARY index containing key values ending with spaces caused an assertion failure for debug builds and incorrect results for non-debug builds. (Bug#29087)

  • Selecting a column not present in the selected-from table caused an extra error to be produced by SHOW ERRORS. (Bug#28677)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Index-based range reads could fail for comparisons that involved contraction characters (such as ch in Czech or ll in Spanish). (Bug#27345)

  • 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)

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

  • 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 SUBSTRING() function returned the 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • A network structure was initialized incorrectly, leading to embedded server crashes. (Bug#29117)

  • A stack overrun could when storing DATETIME values using repeated prepared statements. (Bug#27592)

  • 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)

  • 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:



  • Queries using UDFs or stored functions were cached. (Bug#28921)

  • 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)

  • Non-utf8 characters could get mangled when stored in CSV tables. (Bug#28862)

  • 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#25853, Bug#28478)

  • 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)

C.1.2. Changes in MySQL Enterprise 5.0.44 (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:

  • 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)

  • A new status variable, Com_call_procedure, indicates the number of calls to stored procedures. (Bug#27994)

  • NDB 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 15.9.1, “Configuring MySQL Cluster to use SCI Sockets”. (Bug#25470)

Bugs fixed:

  • Security Fix: CREATE TABLE LIKE did not require any privileges on the source table. (Bug#25578)

    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)

  • NDB Cluster: A race condition could result when non-master nodes (in addition to the master node) tried to update active status due to a local checkpoint. Now only the master updates the active status. (Bug#28717)

  • NDB Cluster: The actual value of MaxNoOfOpenFiles as used by the cluster was offset by 1 from the value set in config.ini. This meant that setting InitialNoOpenFilesto the same value always caused an error. (Bug#28749)

  • NDB Cluster: A fast global checkpoint under high load with a high usage of the redo buffer caused data nodes to fail. (Bug#28653)

  • NDB Cluster: UPDATE IGNORE statements involving the primary keys of multiple tables could result in data corruption. (Bug#28719)

  • NDB Cluster : A corrupt schema file could cause a File already open error. (Bug#28770)

  • NDB 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)

  • NDB Cluster: A failure to release internal resources following an error could lead to problems with single user mode. (Bug#25818)

  • NDB Cluster: A delay in obtaining AUTO_INCREMENT IDs could lead to excess temporary errors. (Bug#28410)

  • On Windows, USE_TLS was not defined for mysqlclient.lib. (Bug#28860)

  • A malformed password packet in the connection protocol could cause the server to crash. (Bug#28984)

  • INSERT .. ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE could under some circumstances silently update rows when it should not have. (Bug#28904)

  • Connections from one mysqld server to another failed on Mac OS X, affecting replication and FEDERATED tables. (Bug#26664)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • mysql_affected_rows() could return an incorrect result for INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE if the CLIENT_FOUND_ROWS flag was set. (Bug#28505)

  • Storing a large number into a FLOAT or DOUBLE column with a fixed length could result in incorrect truncation of the number if the columns's length was greater than 31. (Bug#28121)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • The IS_UPDATABLE column in the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.VIEWS table was not always set correctly. (Bug#28266)

  • 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)

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

  • For debug builds, ALTER TABLE could trigger an assertion failure due to occurrence of a deadlock when committing changes. (Bug#28652)

  • Searches on indexed and non-indexed ENUM columns could return different results for empty strings. (Bug#28729)

  • If a stored function or trigger was killed, it aborted but no error was thrown, allowing the calling statement to continue without noticing the problem. This could lead to incorrect results. (Bug#27563)

  • When ALTER TABLE was used to add a new DATE column with no explicit default value, '0000-00-00' was used as the default even if the SQL mode included the NO_ZERO_DATE mode to prohibit that value. A similar problem occurred for DATETIME columns. (Bug#27507)

  • Statements within triggers ignored the value of the low_priority_updates system variable. (Bug#26162)

  • Queries that used UUID() were incorrectly allowed into the query cache. (This should not happen because UUID() is non-deterministic.) (Bug#28897)

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

  • Passing a DECIMAL value as a parameter of a statement prepared with PREPARE resulted in an error. (Bug#28509)

  • For attempts to open a non-existent table, the server should report ER_NO_SUCH_TABLE but sometimes reported ER_TABLE_NOT_LOCKED. (Bug#27907)

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

  • Conversion errors could occur when constructing the condition for an IN predicate. The predicate was treated as if the affected column contains NULL, but if the IN predicate is inside NOT, incorrect results could be returned. (Bug#22855)

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

  • Using up-arrow for command-line recall in mysql* could cause a segmentation fault. (Bug#10218)

  • Long pathnames for internal temporary tables could cause stack overflows. (Bug#29015)

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

  • InnoDB tables using an indexed CHAR column with utf8 as the default character set could fail to return the right rows. (Bug#28878)

  • Using BETWEEN with non-indexed date columns and short formats of the date string could return incorrect results. (Bug#28778)

  • Granting access privileges to an individual table where the database name and/or table name contain an underscore would fail. (Bug#18660)

  • A subquery with ORDER BY and LIMIT 1 could cause a server crash. (Bug#28811)

  • Selecting GEOMETRY columns in a UNION caused a server crash. (Bug#28763)

  • mysqltest used a too-large stack size on PPC/Debian Linux, causing thread-creation failure for tests that use many threads. (Bug#28333)

  • 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 filesystem, causing the statement to fail. (Bug#28754)

  • PURGE MASTER LOGS BEFORE (subquery) caused a server crash. Subqueries are forbidden in the BEFORE clause now. (Bug#28553)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Stack overflow caused server crashes. (Bug#21476)

  • The test case for mysqldump failed with bin-log disabled. (Bug#28372)

  • Comparing a DATETIME column value with a user variable yielded incorrect results. (Bug# 28261)

  • Comparison of the string value of a date showed as unequal to CURTIME(). Similar behavior was exhibited for DATETIME values. (Bug# 28208)

  • Implicit conversion of 9912101 to DATE did not match CAST(9912101 AS DATE). (Bug#23093)

  • The check-cpu script failed to detect AMD64 Turion processors correctly. (Bug#17707)

  • After an upgrade, the names of stored routines referenced by views were no longer displayed by SHOW CREATE VIEW. This was a regression introduced by the fix for Bug#23491. (Bug#28605)

  • Killing from one connection a long-running EXPLAIN QUERY started from another connection caused mysqld to crash. (Bug#28598)

  • Subselects returning LONG values in MySQL versions later than 5.0.24a returned LONGLONG prior to this. The previous behavior was restored. This issue was introduced by the fix for Bug#19714. (Bug#28492)

  • A buffer overflow could occur when using DECIMAL columns on Windows operating systems. (Bug#28361)

  • 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)

  • 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#12826, Bug#26842)

  • Selecting MIN() on an indexed column that contained only NULL values caused NULL to be returned for other result columns. (Bug#27573)

  • mysql_upgrade failed if certain SQL modes were set. Now it sets the mode itself to avoid this problem. (Bug#28401)

  • Some test suite files were missing from some MySQL-test packages. (Bug#26609)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • The query SELECT '2007-01-01' + INTERVAL column_name DAY FROM table_name caused mysqld to fail. (Bug#28450)

  • The result of executing of a prepared statement created with PREPARE s FROM "SELECT 1 LIMIT ?" was not replicated correctly. (Bug#28464)

  • 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)

  • Trying to shut down the server following a failed LOAD DATA INFILE caused mysqld to crash. (Bug#17233)

  • 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; in some instances, truncation is possible, in which case, an appropriate warning is issued. (Bug#23856, Bug#28273)

  • Running CHECK TABLE concurrently with a SELECT, INSERT or other statement on Windows could corrupt a MyISAM table. (Bug#25712)

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

  • 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)

  • Using CREATE TABLE LIKE ... would raise an assertion when replicated to a slave. (Bug#18950)

  • When using transactions and replication, shutting down the master in the middle of a transaction would cause all slaves to stop replicating. (Bug#22725)

  • 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)

  • CURDATE() is less than NOW(), either when comparing CURDATE() directly (CURDATE() < NOW() is true) or when casting CURDATE() to DATE (CAST(CURDATE() AS DATE) < NOW() is true). However, storing CURDATE() in a DATE column and comparing col_name < NOW() incorrectly yielded false. This is fixed by comparing a DATE column as DATETIME for comparisons to a DATETIME constant. (Bug#21103)

  • For dates with 4-digit year parts less than 200, an incorrect implicit conversion to add a century was applied for date arithmetic performed with DATE_ADD(), DATE_SUB(), + INTERVAL, and - INTERVAL. (For example, DATE_ADD('0050-01-01 00:00:00', INTERVAL 0 SECOND) became '2050-01-01 00:00:00'.) (Bug#18997)

  • The result for CAST() when casting a value to UNSIGNED was limited to the maximum signed BIGINT value, not the maximum unsigned value. (Bug#8663)

  • A stored program that uses a variable name containing multibyte characters could fail to execute. (Bug#27876)

  • The BLACKHOLE storage engine does not support INSERT DELAYED statements, but they were not being rejected. (Bug#27998)

  • EXPLAIN for a query on an empty table immediately after its creation could result in a server crash. (Bug#28272)

  • Grouping queries with correlated subqueries in WHERE conditions could produce incorrect results. (Bug#28337)

  • libmysql.dll could not be dynamically loaded on Windows. (Bug#28358)

  • Portability problems caused by use of isinf() were corrected. (Bug#28240)

  • 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)

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

C.1.3. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.42 (23 May 2007)

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

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.40).

Functionality added or changed:

  • Prior to this release, when DATE values were compared with DATETIME values the time portion of the DATETIME value was ignored. 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 in the following way: SELECT date_field = CAST(NOW() as DATE);. (Bug# 28929)

Bugs fixed:

  • Security fix: Use of a view could allow a user to gain update privileges for tables in other databases. (Bug#27878)

  • Security fix: If a stored routine was declared using SQL SECURITY INVOKER, a user who invoked the routine could gain privileges. (Bug#27337)

  • Security fix: The requirement of the DROP privilege for RENAME TABLE was not being enforced. (Bug#27515)

  • NDB Cluster: Repeated insertion of data generated by mysqldump into NDB tables could eventually lead to failure of the cluster. (Bug#27437)

  • NDB Cluster: ndb_connectstring did not appear in the output of SHOW VARIABLES. (Bug#26675)

  • NDB Cluster: INSERT IGNORE wrongly ignored NULL values in unique indexes. (Bug#27980)

  • NDB Cluster: The name of the month “March” was given incorrectly in the cluster error log. (Bug#27926)

  • NDB Cluster (APIs): 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()


  • NDB Cluster: The cluster waited 30 seconds instead of 30 milliseconds before reading table statistics. (Bug#28093)

  • NDB Cluster: It was not possible to add a unique index to an NDB table while in single user mode. (Bug#27710)

  • 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). (Bug#21483)

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

  • Quoted labels in stored routines were mishandled, rendering the routines unusable. (Bug#21513)

  • Changes to some system variables should invalidate statements in the query cache, but invalidation did not happen. (Bug#27792)

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

  • An attempt to execute CREATE TABLE ... SELECT when a temporary table with the same name already existed led to the insertion of data into the temporary table and creation of an empty non-temporary table. (Bug#24508)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • CAST() to DECIMAL did not check for overflow. (Bug#27957)

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

  • For InnoDB, in some rare cases the optimizer preferred a more expensive ref access to a less expensive range access. (Bug#28189)

  • 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 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)

  • For INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statements that affected many rows, updates could be applied to the wrong rows. (Bug#27954)

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

  • LOAD DATA did not use CURRENT_TIMESTAMP as the default value for a TIMESTAMP column for which no value was provided. (Bug#27670)

  • On Windows, connection handlers did not properly decrement the server's thread count when exiting. (Bug#25621)

  • 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)

  • Nested aggregate functions could be improperly evaluated. (Bug#27363)

  • Using CAST() to convert DATETIME values to numeric values did not work. (Bug#23656)

  • Early NULL-filtering optimization did not work for eq_ref table access. (Bug#27939)

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

  • Debug builds on Windows generated false alarms about uninitialized variables with some Visual Studio runtime libraries. (Bug#27811)

  • mysqld did not check the length of option values and could crash with a buffer overflow for long values. (Bug#27715)

  • Index hints (USE INDEX, IGNORE INDEX, FORCE INDEX) cannot be used with FULLTEXT indexes, but were not being ignored. (Bug#25951)

  • mysql_upgrade did not detect failure of external commands that it runs. (Bug#26639)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Some upgrade problems are detected and better error messages suggesting that mysql_upgrade be run are produced. (Bug#24248)

  • 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 has the FILE privilege. (Bug#28181)

  • Certain queries that used uncorrelated scalar subqueries caused EXPLAIN to to crash. (Bug#27807)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • A slave that used --master-ssl-cipher could not connect to the master. (Bug#21611)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Comparison of a DATE with a DATETIME did not treat the DATE as having a time part of 00:00:00. (Bug#27590)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 filesystem 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Failure to allocate memory associated with transaction_prealloc_size could cause a server crash. (Bug#27322)

  • Aborting a statement on the master that applied to a non-transactional statement broke replication. The statement was written to the binary log but not completely executed on the master. Slaves receiving the statement executed it completely, resulting in loss of data synchrony. Now an error code is written to the error log so that the slaves stop without executing the aborted statement. (That is, replication stops, but synchrony to the point of the stop is preserved and you can investigate the problem.) (Bug#26551)

  • The AUTO_INCREMENT value would not be correctly reported for InnoDB tables when using SHOW CREATE TABLE statement or mysqldump command. (Bug#23313)

  • Creating a temporary table with InnoDB when using the one-file-per-table setting, when the host filesystem for temporary tables is tmpfs would cause an assertion within mysqld. This was due to the use of O_DIRECT when opening the temporary table file. (Bug#26662)

  • 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)

  • mysqldump could not connect using SSL. (Bug#27669)

  • yaSSL crashed on pre-Pentium Intel CPUs. (Bug#21765)

  • Comparisons using row constructors could fail for rows containing NULL values. (Bug#27704)

  • Performing a UNION on two views that had had ORDER BY clauses resulted in an Unknown column error. (Bug#27786)

  • 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)

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

  • mysqldump would not dump a view for which the DEFINER no longer exists. (Bug#26817)

  • Changing a utf8 column in an InnoDB table to a shorter length did not shorten the data values. (Bug#20095)

  • Using SET GLOBAL to change the lc_time_names system variable had no effect on new connections. (Bug#22648)

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

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

  • A stored function invocation in the WHERE clause was treated as a constant. (Bug#27354)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Some views could not be created even when the user had the requisite privileges. (Bug#24040)

  • 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)

C.1.4. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.40 (17 April 2007)

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

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.38).

Functionality added or changed:

  • If you use SSL for a client connection, you can tell the client not to authenticate the server certificate by specifying neither --ssl-ca nor --ssl-capath. The server still verifies the client according to any applicable requirements established via GRANT statements for the client, and it still uses any --ssl-ca/--ssl-capath values that were passed to server at startup time. (Bug#25309)

  • Prefix lengths for columns in SPATIAL indexes are no longer displayed in SHOW CREATE TABLE output. mysqldump uses that statement, so if a table with SPATIAL indexes containing prefixed columns is dumped and reloaded, the index is created with no prefixes. (The full column width of each column is indexed.) (Bug#26794)

  • The output of mysql --xml and mysqldump --xml now includes a valid XML namespace. (Bug#25946)

  • The mysql_create_system_tables script was removed because mysql_install_db no longer uses it in MySQL 5.0.

  • The syntax for index hints has been extended to enable explicit specification that the hint applies only to join processing. See Section, “Index Hint Syntax”. (Bug#21174)

  • Binary distributions for some platforms did not include shared libraries; now shared libraries are shipped for all platforms except AIX 5.2 64-bit. (Bug#13450, Bug#16520, Bug#26767)

  • NDB Cluster: It is now possible to restore selected databases or tables using ndb_restore. (Bug#26899)

  • NDB Cluster: Several options have been added for use with ndb_restore --print_data to facilitate the creation of data dump files. (Bug#26900)

  • If a set function S with an outer reference S(outer_ref) cannot be aggregated in the outer query against which the outer reference has been resolved, MySQL interprets S(outer_ref) the same way that it would interpret S(const). However, standard SQL requires throwing an error in this situation. An error now is thrown for such queries if the ANSI SQL mode is enabled. (Bug#27348)

  • Added the --service-startup-timeout option for mysql.server to specify how long to wait for the server to start. If the server does not start within the timeout period, mysql.server exits with an error. (Bug#26952)

Bugs fixed:

  • The server did not shut down cleanly. (Bug#27310)

  • The patches for Bug#19370 and Bug#21789 were reverted.

  • NDB Cluster: When a cluster node suffered a “hard” failure (such as a power failure or loss of a network connection) TCP sockets to the “vanished” node were maintained indefinitely. Now socket-based transporters check for a response and terminate the socket if there is no activity on the socket after 2 hours. (Bug#24793)

  • NDB Cluster: NDB tables having MEDIUMINT AUTO_INCREMENT columns were not restored correctly by ndb_restore, causing spurious duplicate key errors. This issue did not affect TINYINT, INT, or BIGINT columns with AUTO_INCREMENT. (Bug#27775)

  • NDB Cluster: NDB tables with indexes whose names contained space characters were not restored correctly by ndb_restore (the index names were truncated). (Bug#27758)

  • NDB Cluster: Some queries that updated multiple tables were not backed up correctly. (Bug#27748)

  • NDB Cluster: Joins on multiple tables containing BLOB columns could cause data nodes run out of memory, and to crash with the error NdbObjectIdMap::expand unable to expand. (Bug#26176)

  • NDB Cluster (APIs): Using NdbBlob::writeData() to write data in the middle of an existing blob value (that is, updating the value) could overwrite some data past the end of the data to be changed. (Bug#27018)

  • NDB Cluster: Under certain rare circumstances, DROP TABLE or TRUNCATE of an NDB table could cause a node failure or forced cluster shutdown. (Bug#27581)

  • NDB Cluster: Memory usage of a mysqld process grew even while idle. (Bug#27560)

  • NDB Cluster: In some cases, AFTER UPDATE and AFTER DELETE triggers on NDB tables that referenced subject table did not see the results of operation which caused invocation of the trigger, but rather saw the row as it was prior to the update or delete operation.

    This was most noticeable when an update operation used a subquery to obtain the rows to be updated. An example would be UPDATE tbl1 SET col2 = val1 WHERE tbl1.col1 IN (SELECT col3 FROM tbl2 WHERE c4 = val2) where there was an AFTER UPDATE trigger on table tbl1. In such cases, the trigger would fail to execute.

    The problem occurred because the actual update or delete operations were deferred to be able to perform them later as one batch. The fix for this bug solves the problem by disabling this optimization for a given update or delete if the table has an AFTER trigger defined for this operation. (Bug#26242)

  • NDB Cluster: Condition pushdown did not work with prepared statements. (Bug#26225)

  • NDB Cluster: When trying to create tables on an SQL node not connected to the cluster, a misleading error message Table 'tbl_name' already exists was generated. The error now generated is Could not connect to storage engine. (Bug#18676)

  • NDB Cluster: Error messages displayed when running in single user mode were inconsistent. (Bug#27021)

  • NDB Cluster: On Solaris, the value of an NDB table column declared as BIT(33) was always displayed as 0. (Bug#26986)

  • NDB Cluster: The output from ndb_restore --print_data was incorrect for a backup made of a database containing tables with TINYINT or SMALLINT columns. (Bug#26740)

  • NDB Cluster: After entering single user mode it was not possible to alter non-NDB tables on any SQL nodes other than the one having sole access to the cluster. (Bug#25275)

  • NDB Cluster: The failure of a data node while restarting could cause other data nodes to hang or crash. (Bug#27003)

  • NDB Cluster: The management client command node_id STATUS displayed the message Node node_id: not connected when node_id was not the node ID of a data node. (Bug#21715)


    The ALL STATUS command in the cluster management client still displays status information for data nodes only. This is by design. See Section 15.6.2, “Commands in the MySQL Cluster Management Client”, for more information.

  • NDB Cluster: It was not possible to set LockPagesInMainMemory equal to 0. (Bug#27291)

  • NDB Cluster: A race condition could sometimes occur if the node acting as master failed while node IDs were still being allocated during startup. (Bug#27286)

  • NDB Cluster: When a data node was taking over as the master node, a race condition could sometimes occur as the node was assuming responsibility for handling of global checkpoints. (Bug#27283)

  • NDB Cluster: mysqld processes would sometimes crash under high load. (Bug#26825)

  • NDB Cluster: Some values of MaxNoOfTables caused the error Job buffer congestion to occur. (Bug#19378)

  • Some equi-joins containing a WHERE clause that included a NOT IN subquery caused a server crash. (Bug#27870)

  • Windows binaries contained no debug symbol file. Now .map and .pdb files are included in 32-bit builds for mysqld-nt.exe, mysqld-debug.exe, and mysqlmanager.exe. (Bug#26893)

  • The test for the MYSQL_OPT_SSL_VERIFY_SERVER_CERT option for mysql_options() was performed incorrectly. Also changed as a result of this bugfix: The arg option for the mysql_options() C API function was changed from char * to void *. (Bug#24121)

  • The range optimizer could consume a combinatorial amount of memory for certain classes of WHERE clauses. (Bug#26624)

  • Conversion of DATETIME values in numeric contexts sometimes did not produce a double (YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.uuuuuu) value. (Bug#16546)

  • Passing nested row expressions with different structures to an IN predicate caused a server crash. (Bug#27484)

  • SELECT DISTINCT could return incorrect results if the select list contained duplicated columns. (Bug#27659)

  • A subquery could get incorrect values for references to outer query columns when it contained aggregate functions that were aggregated in outer context. (Bug#27321)

  • In some cases, the optimizer preferred a range or full index scan access method over lookup access methods when the latter were much cheaper. (Bug#19372)

  • Duplicates were not properly identified among (potentially) long strings used as arguments for GROUP_CONCAT(DISTINCT). (Bug#26815)

  • For InnoDB, fixed consistent-read behavior of the first read statement, if the read was served from the query cache, for the READ COMMITTED isolation level. (Bug#21409)

  • The decimal.h header file was incorrectly omitted from binary distributions. (Bug#27456)

  • Duplicate members in SET definitions were not detected. Now they result in a warning; if strict SQL mode is enabled, an error occurs instead. (Bug#27069)

  • For INSERT INTO ... SELECT where index searches used column prefixes, insert errors could occur when key value type conversion was done. (Bug#26207)

  • For SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS, the LATEST DEADLOCK INFORMATION was not always cleared properly. (Bug#25494)

  • mysqldump could crash or exhibit incorrect behavior when some options were given very long values, such as --fields-terminated-by="some very long string". The code has been cleaned up to remove a number of fixed-sized buffers and to be more careful about error conditions in memory allocation. (Bug#26346)

  • Setting a column to NOT NULL with an ON DELETE SET NULL clause foreign key crashes the server. (Bug#25927)

  • The values displayed for the Innodb_row_lock_time, Innodb_row_lock_time_avg, and Innodb_row_lock_time_max status variables were incorrect. (Bug#23666)

  • COUNT(decimal_expr) sometimes generated a spurious truncation warning. (Bug#21976)

  • With NO_AUTO_VALUE_ON_ZERO SQL mode enabled, LOAD DATA operations could assign incorrect AUTO_INCREMENT values. (Bug#27586)

  • Incorrect results could be returned for some queries that contained a select list expression with IN or BETWEEN together with an ORDER BY or GROUP BY on the same expression using NOT IN or NOT BETWEEN. (Bug#27532)

  • Queries containing subqueries with COUNT(*) aggregated in an outer context returned incorrect results. This happened only if the subquery did not contain any references to outer columns. (Bug#27257)

  • Use of an aggregate function from an outer context as an argument to GROUP_CONCAT() caused a server crash. (Bug#27229)

  • REPAIR TABLE ... USE_FRM with an ARCHIVE table deleted all records from the table. (Bug#26138)

  • On Windows, debug builds of mysqld could fail with heap assertions. (Bug#25765)

  • On Windows, debug builds of mysqlbinlog could fail with a memory error. (Bug#23736)

  • String truncation upon insertion into an integer or year column did not generate a warning (or an error in strict mode). (Bug#26359, Bug#27176)

  • In out-of-memory conditions, the server might crash or otherwise not report an error to the Windows event log. (Bug#27490)

  • The temporary file-creation code was cleaned up on Windows to improve server stability. (Bug#26233)

  • Out-of-memory errors for slave I/O threads were not reported. Now they are written to the error log. (Bug#26844)

  • mysqldump crashed for MERGE tables if the --complete-insert (-c) option was given. (Bug#25993)

  • In certain situations, MATCH ... AGAINST returned false hits for NULL values produced by LEFT JOIN when no full-text index was available. (Bug#25729)

  • OPTIMIZE TABLE might fail on Windows when it attempts to rename a temporary file to the original name if the original file had been opened, resulting in loss of the .MYD file. (Bug#25521)

  • GRANT statements were not replicated if the server was started with the --replicate-ignore-table or --replicate-wild-ignore-table option. (Bug#25482)

  • A problem in handling of aggregate functions in subqueries caused predicates containing aggregate functions to be ignored during query execution. (Bug#24484)

  • Improved out-of-memory detection when sending logs from a master server to slaves, and log a message when allocation fails. (Bug#26837)

  • MBROverlaps() returned incorrect values in some cases. (Bug#24563)

  • SHOW CREATE VIEW qualified references to stored functions in the view definition with the function's database name, even when the database was the default database. This affected mysqldump (which uses SHOW CREATE VIEW to dump views) because the resulting dump file could not be used to reload the database into a different database. SHOW CREATE VIEW now suppresses the database name for references to functions in the default database. (Bug#23491)

  • With innodb_file_per_table enabled, attempting to rename an InnoDB table to a non-existent database caused the server to exit. (Bug#27381)

  • mysql_install_db could terminate with an error after failing to determine that a system table already existed. (Bug#27022)

  • For InnoDB tables having a clustered index that began with a CHAR or VARCHAR column, deleting a record and then inserting another before the deleted record was purged could result in table corruption. (Bug#26835)

  • Selecting the result of AVG() within a UNION could produce incorrect values. (Bug#24791)

  • An INTO OUTFILE clause is allowed only for the final SELECT of a UNION, but this restriction was not being enforced correctly. (Bug#23345)

  • Duplicate entries were not assessed correctly in a MEMORY table with a BTREE primary key on a utf8 ENUM column. (Bug#24985)

  • For MyISAM tables, COUNT(*) could return an incorrect value if the WHERE clause compared an indexed TEXT column to the empty string (''). This happened if the column contained empty strings and also strings starting with control characters such as tab or newline. (Bug#26231)

  • For DELETE FROM tbl_name ORDER BY col_name (with no WHERE or LIMIT clause), the server did not check whether col_name was a valid column in the table. (Bug#26186)

  • ALTER VIEW requires the CREATE VIEW and DROP privileges for the view. However, if the view was created by another user, the server erroneously required the SUPER privilege. (Bug#26813)

  • In a view, a column that was defined using a GEOMETRY function was treated as having the LONGBLOB data type rather than the GEOMETRY type. (Bug#27300)

  • With the NO_AUTO_VALUE_ON_ZERO SQL mode enabled, LAST_INSERT_ID() could return 0 after INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE. Additionally, the next rows inserted (by the same INSERT, or the following INSERT with or without ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE), would insert 0 for the auto-generated value if the value for the AUTO_INCREMENT column was NULL or missing. (Bug#23233)

  • For a stored procedure containing a SELECT statement that used a complicated join with an ON expression, the expression could be ignored during re-execution of the procedure, yielding an incorrect result. (Bug#20492)

  • When RAND() was called multiple times inside a stored procedure, the server did not write the correct random seed values to the binary log, resulting in incorrect replication. (Bug#25543)

  • SOUNDEX() returned an invalid string for international characters in multi-byte character sets. (Bug#22638)

  • Row equalities in WHERE clauses could cause memory corruption. (Bug#27154)

  • GROUP BY on a ucs2 column caused a server crash when there was at least one empty string in the column. (Bug#27079)

  • Evaluation of an IN() predicate containing a decimal-valued argument caused a server crash. (CVE-2007-2583) (Bug#27362, Bug#27513)

  • Storing NULL values in spatial fields caused excessive memory allocation and crashes on some systems. (Bug#27164)

  • mysql_stmt_fetch() did an invalid memory deallocation when used with the embedded server. (Bug#25492)

  • In a MEMORY table, using a BTREE index to scan for updatable rows could lead to an infinite loop. (Bug#26996)

  • The range optimizer could cause the server to run out of memory. (Bug#26625)

  • The parser accepted illegal code in SQL exception handlers, leading to a crash at runtime when executing the code. (Bug#26503)

  • Difficult repair or optimization operations could cause an assertion failure, resulting in a server crash. (Bug#25289)

  • Increasing the width of a DECIMAL column could cause column values to be changed. (Bug#24558)

  • Replication between master and slave would infinitely retry binary log transmission where the max_allowed_packet on the master was larger than that on the slave if the size of the transfer was between these two values. (Bug#23775)

  • Invalid optimization of pushdown conditions for queries where an outer join was guaranteed to read only one row from the outer table led to results with too few rows. (Bug#26963)

  • For INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statements on tables containing AUTO_INCREMENT columns, LAST_INSERT_ID() was reset to 0 if no rows were successfully inserted or changed. “Not changed” includes the case where a row was updated to its current values, but in that case, LAST_INSERT_ID() should not be reset to 0. Now LAST_INSERT_ID() is reset to 0 only if no rows were successfully inserted or touched, whether or not touched rows were changed. (Bug#27033)

    This bug was introduced by the fix for Bug#19978.

  • For an INSERT statement that should fail due to a column with no default value not being assigned a value, the statement succeeded with no error if the column was assigned a value in an ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE clause, even if that clause was not used. (Bug#26261)

  • A result set column formed by concatention of string literals was incomplete when the column was produced by a subquery in the FROM clause. (Bug#26738)

  • When using the result of SEC_TO_TIME() for time value greater than 24 hours in an ORDER BY clause, either directly or through a column alias, the rows were sorted incorrectly as strings. (Bug#26672)

  • If the server was started with --skip-grant-tables, Selecting from INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables causes a server crash. (Bug#26285)

C.1.5. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.38 (20 March 2007 released)

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

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.36).

Functionality added or changed:

  • To satisfy different user requirements, we provide several servers. mysqld is an optimized server that is a smaller, faster binary. Each package now also includes mysqld-debug, which is compiled with debugging support but is otherwise configured identically to the non-debug server.

  • Added the --secure-file-priv option for mysqld, which limits the effect of the LOAD_FILE() function and the LOAD DATA and SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE statements to work only with files in a given directory. (Bug#18628)

  • Added the hostname system variable, which the server sets at startup to the server hostname.

  • The server now includes a timestamp in error messages that are logged as a result of unhandled signals (such as mysqld got signal 11 messages). (Bug#24878)

Bugs fixed:

  • Incompatible change: INSERT DELAYED statements are not supported for MERGE tables, but the MERGE storage engine was not rejecting such statements, resulting in table corruption. Applications previously using INSERT DELAYED into MERGE table will break when upgrading to versions with this fix. To avoid the problem, remove DELAYED from such statements. (Bug#26464)

  • NDB Cluster: An invalid pointer was returned following a FSCLOSECONF signal when accessing the REDO logs during a node restart or system restart. (Bug#26515)

  • NDB Cluster: An inadvertent use of unaligned data caused ndb_restore to fail on some 64-bit platforms, including Sparc and Itanium-2. (Bug#26739)

  • NDB Cluster: An infinite loop in an internal logging function could cause trace logs to fill up with Unknown Signal type error messages and thus grow to unreasonable sizes. (Bug#26720)

  • NDB Cluster: The failure of a data node when restarting it with --initial could lead to failures of subsequent data node restarts. (Bug#26481)

  • NDB Cluster: Takeover for local checkpointing due to multiple failures of master nodes was sometimes incorrect handled. (Bug#26457)

  • NDB Cluster: The LockPagesInMemory parameter was not read until after distributed communication had already started between cluster nodes. When the value of this parameter was 1, this could sometimes result in data node failure due to missed heartbeats. (Bug#26454)

  • NDB Cluster: Under some circumstances, following the restart of a management, all cluster data nodes would connect to it normally, but some of them subsequently failed to log any events to the management node. (Bug#26293)

  • NDB Cluster: An error was produced when SHOW TABLE STATUS was used on an NDB table that had no AUTO_INCREMENT column. (Bug#21033)

  • SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE with a long FIELDS ENCLOSED BY value could crash the server. (Bug#27231)

  • DOUBLE values such as 20070202191048.000000 were being treated as illegal arguments by WEEK(). (Bug#23616)

  • AFTER UPDATE triggers were not activated by the update part of INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statements. (Bug#27006, Bug#27210)

    This bug was introduced by the fix for Bug#19978.

  • For INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statements where some AUTO_INCREMENT values were generated automatically for inserts and some rows were updated, one auto-generated value was lost per updated row, leading to faster exhaustion of the range of the AUTO_INCREMENT column. (Bug#24432)

    Because the original problem can affect replication (different values on master and slave), it is recommended that the master and its slaves be upgraded to the current version.

  • IN ((subquery)), IN (((subquery))), and so forth, are equivalent to IN (subquery), which is always interpreted as a table subquery (so that it is allowed to return more than one row). MySQL was treating the “over-parenthesized” subquery as a single-row subquery and rejecting it if it returned more than one row. This bug primarily affected automatically generated code (such as queries generated by Hibernate), because humans rarely write the over-parenthesized forms. (Bug#21904)

  • For MERGE tables defined on underlying tables that contained a short VARCHAR column (shorter than four characters), using ALTER TABLE on at least one but not all of the underlying tables caused the table definitions to be considered different from that of the MERGE table, even if the ALTER TABLE did not change the definition. (Bug#26881)

  • If a thread previously serviced a connection that was killed, excessive memory and CPU use by the thread occurred if it later serviced a connection that had to wait for a table lock. (Bug#25966)

  • A view on a join is insertable for INSERT statements that store values into only one table of the join. However, inserts were being rejected if the inserted-into table was used in a self-join because MySQL incorrectly was considering the insert to modify multiple tables of the view. (Bug#25122)

  • Expressions involving SUM(), when used in an ORDER BY clause, could lead to out-of-order results. (Bug#25376)

  • LOAD DATA INFILE sent an okay to the client before writing the binary log and committing the changes to the table had finished, thus violating ACID requirements. (Bug#26050)

  • Views that used a scalar correlated subquery returned incorrect results. (Bug#26560)

  • IF(expr, unsigned_expr, unsigned_expr) was evaluated to a signed result, not unsigned. This has been corrected. The fix also affects constructs of the form IS [NOT] {TRUE|FALSE}, which were transformed internally into IF() expressions that evaluated to a signed result. (Bug#24532)

    For existing views that were defined using IS [NOT] {TRUE|FALSE} constructs, there is a related implication. The definitions of such views were stored using the IF() expression, not the original construct. This is manifest in that SHOW CREATE VIEW shows the transformed IF() expression, not the original one. Existing views will evaluate correctly after the fix, but if you want SHOW CREATE VIEW to display the original construct, you must drop the view and re-create it using its original definition. New views will retain the construct in their definition.

  • BENCHMARK() did not work correctly for expressions that produced a DECIMAL result. (Bug#26093)

  • For some values of the position argument, the INSERT() function could insert a NUL byte into the result. (Bug#26281)

  • Inserting utf8 data into a TEXT column that used a single-byte character set could result in spurious warnings about truncated data. (Bug#25815)

  • EXPLAIN EXTENDED did not show WHERE conditions that were optimized away. (Bug#22331)

  • INSERT DELAYED statements inserted incorrect values into BIT columns. (Bug#26238)

  • For expr IN(value_list), the result could be incorrect if BIGINT UNSIGNED values were used for expr or in the value list. (Bug#19342)

  • When a TIME_FORMAT() expression was used as a column in a GROUP BY clause, the expression result was truncated. (Bug#20293)

  • For SUBSTRING() evaluation using a temporary table, when SUBSTRING() was used on a LONGTEXT column, the max_length metadata value of the result was incorrectly calculated and set to 0. Consequently, an empty string was returned instead of the correct result. (Bug#15757)

  • Use of a GROUP BY clause that referred to a stored function result together with WITH ROLLUP caused incorrect results. (Bug#25373)

  • Use of a subquery containing GROUP BY and WITH ROLLUP caused a server crash. (Bug#26830)

  • Use of a subquery containing a UNION with an invalid ORDER BY clause caused a server crash. (Bug#26661)

  • In certain cases it could happen that deleting a row corrupted an RTREE index. This affected indexes on spatial columns. (Bug#25673)

  • SSL connections failed on Windows. (Bug#26678)

  • Added support for --debugger=dbx for and fixed support for --debugger=devenv, --debugger=DevEnv, and --debugger=/path/to/devenv. (Bug#26792)

  • X() IS NULL and Y() IS NULL comparisons failed when X() and Y() returned NULL. (Bug#26038)

  • UNHEX() IS NULL comparisons failed when UNHEX() returned NULL. (Bug#26537)

  • The REPEAT() function did not allow a column name as the count parameter. (Bug#25197)

  • On 64-bit Windows, large timestamp values could be handled incorrectly. (Bug#26536)

  • In some error messages, inconsistent format specifiers were used for the translations in different languages. comp_err (the error message compiler) now checks for mismatches. (Bug#26571)

  • On Windows, the server exhibited a file-handle leak after reaching the limit on the number of open file descriptors. (Bug#25222)

  • A reference to a non-existent column in the ORDER BY clause of an UPDATE ... ORDER BY statement could cause a server crash. (Bug#25126)

  • A multiple-row delayed insert with an auto increment column could cause duplicate entries to be created on the slave in a replication environment. (Bug#25507, Bug#26116)

  • Duplicating the usage of a user variable in a stored procedure or trigger would not be replicated correctly to the slave. (Bug#25167)

  • User defined variables used within stored procedures and triggers are not replicated correctly when operating in statement-based replication mode. (Bug#20141, Bug#14914)

  • Loading data using LOAD DATA INFILE may not replicate correctly (due to character set incompatibilities) if the character_set_database variable is set before the data is loaded. (Bug#15126)

  • DROP TRIGGER statements would not be filtered on the slave when using the replication-wild-do-table option. (Bug#24478)

  • MySQL would not compile when configured using --without-query-cache. (Bug#25075)

  • When using certain server SQL modes, the mysql.proc table was not created by mysql_install_db. In addition, the creation of this and other MySQL system tables was not checked for by (Bug#23669, Bug#20166)

  • VIEW restrictions were applied to SELECT statements after a CREATE VIEW statement failed, as though the CREATE had succeeded. (Bug#25897)

  • An INSERT trigger invoking a stored routine that inserted into a table other than the one on which the trigger was defined would fail with a Table '...' doesn't exist referring to the second table when attempting to delete records from the first table. (Bug#21825)

  • A stored procedure that made use of cursors failed when the procedure was invoked from a stored function. (Bug#25345)

  • When nesting stored procedures within a trigger on a table, a false dependency error was thrown when one of the nested procedures contained a DROP TABLE statement. (Bug#22580)

  • When attempting to call a stored procedure creating a table from a trigger on a table tbl in a database db, the trigger failed with ERROR 1146 (42S02): Table 'db.tbl' doesn't exist. However, the actual reason that such a trigger fails is due to the fact that CREATE TABLE causes an implicit COMMIT, and so a trigger cannot invoke a stored routine containing this statement. A trigger which does so now fails with ERROR 1422 (HY000): Explicit or implicit commit is not allowed in stored function or trigger, which makes clear the reason for the trigger's failure. (Bug#18914)

  • Local variables in stored routines or triggers, when declared as the BIT type, were interpreted as strings. (Bug#12976)

  • When a stored routine attempted to execute a statement accessing a nonexistent table, the error was not caught by the routine's exception handler. (Bug#8407, Bug#20713)

  • NOW() returned the wrong value in statements executed at server startup with the --init-file option. (Bug#23240)

  • Instance Manager did not remove the angel PID file on a clean shutdown. (Bug#22511)

  • The server could crash if two or more threads initiated query cache resize operation at moments very close in time. (Bug#23527)

  • The conditions checked by the optimizer to allow use of indexes in IN predicate calculations were unnecessarily tight and were relaxed. (Bug#20420)

  • Several deficiencies in resolution of column names for INSERT ... SELECT statements were corrected. (Bug#25831)

  • Indexes on TEXT columns were ignored when ref accesses were evaluated. (Bug#25971)

  • The update columns for INSERT ... SELECT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE could be assigned incorrect values if a temporary table was used to evaluate the SELECT. (Bug#16630)

  • CONNECTION is no longer treated as a reserved word. (Bug#12204)

  • A user-defined variable could be assigned an incorrect value if a temporary table was employed in obtaining the result of the query used to determine its value. (Bug#24010)

  • Queries that used a temporary table for the outer query when evaluating a correlated subquery could return incorrect results. (Bug#23800)

  • For index reads, the BLACKHOLE engine did not return end-of-file (which it must because BLACKHOLE tables contain no rows), causing some queries to crash. (Bug#19717)

C.1.6. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36sp1 (12 April 2007)

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

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.36).

Bugs fixed:

  • For MERGE tables defined on underlying tables that contained a short VARCHAR column (shorter than four characters), using ALTER TABLE on at least one but not all of the underlying tables caused the table definitions to be considered different from that of the MERGE table, even if the ALTER TABLE did not change the definition. (Bug#26881)

  • SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE with a long FIELDS ENCLOSED BY value could crash the server. (Bug#27231)

C.1.7. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.36 (20 February 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 (5.0.34).


After release, a trigger failure problem was found to have been introduced. (Bug#27006) Users affected by this issue should upgrade to MySQL 5.0.38, which corrects the problem.

Functionality added or changed:

  • Incompatible change: Previously, the DATE_FORMAT() function returned a binary string. Now it returns a string with a character set and collation given by character_set_connection and collation_connection so that it can return month and weekday names containing non-ASCII characters. (Bug#22646)

  • NDB Cluster: The LockPagesInMainMemory configuration parameter has changed its type and possible values. For more information, see LockPagesInMainMemory. (Bug#25686)

    Important: The values true and false are no longer accepted for this parameter. If you were using this parameter and had it set to false in a previous release, you must change it to 0. If you had this parameter set to true, you should instead use 1 to obtain the same behavior as previously, or 2 to take advantage of new functionality introduced with this release described in the section cited above.

  • Important: When using MERGE tables the definition of the MERGE table and the MyISAM tables are checked each time the tables are opened for access (including any SELECT or INSERT statement. Each table is compared for column order, types, sizes and associated. If there is a difference in any one of the tables then the statement will fail.

  • The localhost anonymous user account created during MySQL installation on Windows now has no global privileges. Formerly this account had all global privileges. For operations that require global privileges, the root account can be used instead. (Bug#24496)

  • The bundled yaSSL library was upgraded to version 1.5.8.

Bugs fixed:

  • Security fix: Using an INFORMATION_SCHEMA table with ORDER BY in a subquery could cause a server crash. (CVE-2007-1420, Bug#24630, Bug#26556) We would like to thank Oren Isacson from Flowgate Security Consulting as well as well as Stefan Streichsbier from SEC Consult for informing us about this problem.

  • Incompatible change: For ENUM columns that had enumeration values containing commas, the commas were mapped to 0xff internally. However, this rendered the commas indistinguishable from true 0xff characters in the values. This no longer occurs. However, the fix requires that you dump and reload any tables that have ENUM columns containing true 0xff in their values: Dump the tables using mysqldump with the current server before upgrading from a version of MySQL 5.0 older than 5.0.36 to version 5.0.36 or newer. (Bug#24660)

  • On Windows, if the server was installed as a service, it did not auto-detect the location of the data directory. (Bug#20376)

  • If the duplicate key value was present in the table, INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE reported a row count indicating that a record was updated, even when no record actually changed due to the old and new values being the same. Now it reports a row count of zero. (Bug#19978)

  • Some UPDATE statements were slower than in previous versions when the search key could not be converted to a valid value for the type of the search column. (Bug#24035)

  • The WITH CHECK OPTION clause for views was ignored for updates of multiple-table views when the updates could not be performed on fly and the rows to update had to be put into temporary tables first. (Bug#25931)

  • Using ORDER BY or GROUP BY could yield different results when selecting from a view and selecting from the underlying table. (Bug#26209)

  • LAST_INSERT_ID() was not reset to 0 if INSERT ... SELECT inserted no rows. (Bug#23170)

  • Storing values specified as hexadecimal values 64 or more bits long into BIT(64), BIGINT, or BIGINT UNSIGNED columns did not raise any warning or error if the value was out of range. (Bug#22533)

  • Inserting DEFAULT into a column with no default value could result in garbage in the column. Now the same result occurs as when inserting NULL into a NOT NULL column. (Bug#20691)

  • The presence of ORDER BY in a view definition prevented the MERGE algorithm from being used to resolve the view even if nothing else in the definition required the TEMPTABLE algorithm. (Bug#12122)

  • ISNULL(DATE(NULL)) and ISNULL(CAST(NULL AS DATE)) erroneously returned false. (Bug#23938)

  • If a slave server closed its relay log (for example, due to an error during log rotation), the I/O thread did not recognize this and still tried to write to the log, causing a server crash. (Bug#10798)

  • Collation for LEFT JOIN comparisons could be evaluated incorrectly, leading to improper query results. (Bug#26017)

  • For the IF() and COALESCE() function and CASE expressions, large unsigned integer values could be mishandled and result in warnings. (Bug#22026)

  • The number of setsockopt() calls performed for reads and writes to the network socket was reduced to decrease system call overhead. (Bug#22943)

  • A WHERE clause that used BETWEEN for DATETIME values could be treated differently for a SELECT and a view defined as that SELECT. (Bug#26124)

  • ORDER BY on DOUBLE values could change the set of rows returned by a query. (Bug#19690)

  • The code for generating USE statements for binary logging of CREATE PROCEDURE statements resulted in confusing output from mysqlbinlog for DROP PROCEDURE statements. (Bug#22043)

  • LOAD DATA INFILE did not work with pipes. (Bug#25807)

  • DISTINCT queries that were executed using a loose scan for an InnoDB table that had been emptied caused a server crash. (Bug#26159)

  • The InnoDB parser sometimes did not account for null bytes, causing spurious failure of some queries. (Bug#25596)

  • Type conversion errors during formation of index search conditions were not correctly checked, leading to incorrect query results. (Bug#22344)

  • Within a stored routine, accessing a declared routine variable with PROCEDURE ANALYSE() caused a server crash. (Bug#23782)

  • Use of already freed memory caused SSL connections to hang forever. (Bug#19209)

  • mysql.server stop timed out too quickly (35 seconds) waiting for the server to exit. Now it waits up to 15 minutes, to ensure that the server exits. (Bug#25341)

  • A yaSSL program named test was installed, causing conflicts with the test system utility. It is no longer installed. (Bug#25417)

  • perror crashed on some platforms due to failure to handle a NULL pointer. (Bug#25344)

  • mysql_kill() caused a server crash when used on an SSL connection. (Bug#25203)

  • The readline library wrote to uninitialized memory, causing mysql to crash. (Bug#19474)

  • yaSSL was sensitive to the presence of whitespace at the ends of lines in PEM-encoded certificates, causing a server crash. (Bug#25189)

  • mysqld_multi and mysqlaccess looked for option files in /etc even if the --sysconfdir option for configure had been given to specify a different directory. (Bug#24780)

  • The SEC_TO_TIME() and QUARTER() functions sometimes did not handle NULL values correctly. (Bug#25643)

  • With ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY enables, the server was too strict: Some expressions involving only aggregate values were rejected as non-aggregate (for example, MAX(a) - MIN(a)). (Bug#23417)

  • The arguments of the ENCODE() and the DECODE() functions were not printed correctly, causing problems in the output of EXPLAIN EXTENDED and in view definitions. (Bug#23409)

  • An error in the name resolution of nested JOIN ... USING constructs was corrected. (Bug#25575)

  • A return value of -1 from user-defined handlers was not handled well and could result in conflicts with server code. (Bug#24987)

  • The server might fail to use an appropriate index for DELETE when ORDER BY, LIMIT, and a non-restricting WHERE are present. (Bug#17711)

  • Use of ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE defeated the usual restriction against inserting into a join-based view unless only one of the underlying tables is used. (Bug#25123)

  • Some queries against INFORMATION_SCHEMA that used subqueries failed. (Bug#23299).

  • SHOW COLUMNS reported some NOT NULL columns as NULL. (Bug#22377)

  • View definitions that used the ! operator were treated as containing the NOT operator, which has a different precedence and can produce different results. (Bug#25580).

  • For a UNIQUE index containing many NULL values, the optimizer would prefer the index for col IS NULL conditions over other more selective indexes. (Bug#25407).

  • GROUP BY and DISTINCT did not group NULL values for columns that have a UNIQUE index. (Bug#25551).

  • ALTER TABLE ... ENABLE KEYS acquired a global lock, preventing concurrent execution of other statements that use tables. (Bug#25044).

  • For an InnoDB table with any ON DELETE trigger, TRUNCATE TABLE mapped to DELETE and activated triggers. Now a fast truncation occurs and triggers are not activated. (Bug#23556).

  • For ALTER TABLE, using ORDER BY expression could cause a server crash. Now the ORDER BY clause allows only column names to be specified as sort criteria (which was the only documented syntax, anyway). (Bug#24562)

  • readline detection did not work correctly on NetBSD. (Bug#23293)

  • The --with-readline option for configure does not work for commercial source packages, but no error message was printed to that effect. Now a message is printed. (Bug#25530)

  • If an ORDER BY or GROUP BY list included a constant expression being optimized away and, at the same time, containing single-row subselects that return more that one row, no error was reported. If a query requires sorting by expressions containing single-row subselects that return more than one row, execution of the query may cause a server crash. (Bug#24653)

  • Attempts to access a MyISAM table with a corrupt column definition caused a server crash. (Bug#24401)

  • To enable installation of MySQL RPMs on Linux systems running RHEL 4 (which includes SE-Linux) additional information was provided to specify some actions that are allowed to the MySQL binaries. (Bug#12676)

  • When SET PASSWORD was written to the binary log double quotes were included in the statement. If the slave was running in with the sql_mode set to ANSI_QUOTES the event would fail and halt the replication process. (Bug#24158)

  • Accessing a fixed record format table with a crashed key definition results in server/myisamchk segmentation fault. (Bug#24855)

  • When opening a corrupted .frm file during a query, the server crashes. (Bug#24358)

  • If there was insufficient memory to store or update a blob record in a MyISAM table then the table will marked as crashed. (Bug#23196)

  • When updating a table that used a JOIN of the table itself (for example, when building trees) and the table was modified on one side of the expression, the table would either be reported as crashed or the wrong rows in the table would be updated. (Bug#21310)

  • Queries that evaluate NULL IN (SELECT ... UNION SELECT ...) could produce an incorrect result (FALSE instead of NULL). (Bug#24085)

  • When reading from the standard input on Windows, mysqlbinlog opened the input in text mode rather than binary mode and consequently misinterpreted some characters such as Control-Z. (Bug#23735)

  • Within stored routines or prepared statements, inconsistent results occurred with multiple use of INSERT ... SELECT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE when the ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE clause erroneously tried to assign a value to a column mentioned only in its SELECT part. (Bug#24491)

  • Expressions of the form (a, b) IN (SELECT a, MIN(b) FROM t GROUP BY a) could produce incorrect results when column a of table t contained NULL values while column b did not. (Bug#24420)

  • Expressions of the form (a, b) IN (SELECT c, d ...) could produce incorrect results if a, b, or both were NULL. (Bug#24127)

  • No warning was issued for use of the DATA DIRECTORY or INDEX DIRECTORY table options on a platform that does not support them. (Bug#17498)

  • When a prepared statement failed during the prepare operation, the error code was not cleared when it was reused, even if the subsequent use was successful. (Bug#15518)

  • mysql_upgrade failed when called with a basedir pathname containing spaces. (Bug#22801)

  • Hebrew-to-Unicode conversion failed for some characters. Definitions for the following Hebrew characters (as specified by the ISO/IEC 8859-8:1999) were added: LEFT-TO-RIGHT MARK (LRM), RIGHT-TO-LEFT MARK (RLM) (Bug#24037)

  • An AFTER UPDATE trigger on an InnoDB table with a composite primary key caused the server to crash. (Bug#25398)

  • A query that contained an EXIST subquery with a UNION over correlated and uncorrelated SELECT queries could cause the server to crash. (Bug#25219)

  • A query with ORDER BY and GROUP BY clauses where the ORDER BY clause had more elements than the GROUP BY clause caused a memory overrun leading to a crash of the server. (Bug#25172)

  • If there was insufficient memory available to mysqld, this could sometimes cause the server to hang during startup. (Bug#24751)

  • If a prepared statement accessed a view, access to the tables listed in the query after that view was checked in the security context of the view. (Bug#24404)

  • A query using WHERE unsigned_column NOT IN ('negative_value') could cause the server to crash. (Bug#24261)

  • A FETCH statement using a cursor on a table which was not in the table cache could sometimes cause the server to crash. (Bug#24117)

  • SSL connections could hang at connection shutdown. (Bug#24148, Bug#21781)

  • The STDDEV() function returned a positive value for data sets consisting of a single value. (Bug#22555)

  • mysqltest incorrectly tried to retrieve result sets for some queries where no result set was available. (Bug#19410)

  • mysqltest crashed with a stack overflow. (Bug#24498)

  • Passing a NULL value to a user-defined function from within a stored procedure crashes the server. (Bug#25382)

  • The row count for MyISAM tables was not updated properly, causing SHOW TABLE STATUS to report incorrect values. (Bug#23526)

  • The BUILD/check-cpu script did not recognize Celeron processors. (Bug#20061)

  • On Windows, the SLEEP() function could sleep too long, especially after a change to the system clock. (Bug#14094, Bug#17635, Bug#24686)

  • A stored routine containing semicolon in its body could not be reloaded from a dump of a binary log. (Bug#20396)

  • For SET, SELECT, and DO statements that invoked a stored function from a database other than the default database, the function invocation could fail to be replicated. (Bug#19725)

  • SET lc_time_names = value allowed only exact literal values, not expression values. (Bug#22647)

  • Changes to the lc_time_names system variable were not replicated. (Bug#22645)

  • SELECT ... FOR UPDATE, SELECT ... LOCK IN SHARE MODE, DELETE, and UPDATE statements executed using a full table scan were not releasing locks on rows that did not satisfy the WHERE condition. (Bug#20390)

  • A stored procedure, executed from a connection using a binary character set, and which wrote multibyte data, would write incorrectly escaped entries to the binary log. This caused syntax errors, and caused replication to fail. (Bug#23619, Bug#24492)

  • mysqldump --order-by-primary failed if the primary key name was an identifier that required quoting. (Bug#13926)

  • Re-execution of CREATE DATABASE, CREATE TABLE, and ALTER TABLE statements in stored routines or as prepared statements caused incorrect results or crashes. (Bug#22060)

  • The internal functions for table preparation, creation, and alteration were not re-execution friendly, causing problems in code that: repeatedly altered a table; repeatedly created and dropped a table; opened and closed a cursor on a table, altered the table, and then reopened the cursor. (Bug#4968, Bug#6895, Bug#19182, Bug#19733)

  • A workaround was implemented to avoid a race condition in the NPTL pthread_exit() implementation. (Bug#24507)

  • NDB Cluster (Cluster APIs): was not versioned. (Bug#13522)

  • NDB Cluster: The ndb_size.tmpl file (necessary for using the script) was missing from binary distributions. (Bug#24191)

  • NDB Cluster: A query with an IN clause against an NDB table employing explicit user-defined partitioning did not always return all matching rows. (Bug#25821)

  • NDB Cluster: An UPDATE using an IN clause on an NDB table on which there was a trigger caused mysqld to crash. (Bug#25522)

  • NDB Cluster (Cluster APIs): Deletion of an Ndb_cluster_connection object took a very long time. (Bug#25487)

  • NDB Cluster: It was not possible to create an NDB table with a key on two VARCHAR columns where both columns had a storage length in excess of 256. (Bug#25746)

  • NDB Cluster: In some circumstances, shutting down the cluster could cause connected mysqld processes to crash. (Bug#25668)

  • NDB Cluster: Memory allocations for TEXT columns were calculated incorrectly, resulting in space being wasted and other issues. (Bug#25562)

  • NDB Cluster: The failure of a master node during a node restart could lead to a resource leak, causing later node failures. (Bug#25554)

  • NDB Cluster: The management server did not handle logging of node shutdown events correctly in certain cases. (Bug#22013)

  • NDB Cluster: A node shutdown occurred if the master failed during a commit. (Bug#25364)

  • NDB Cluster: Creating a non-unique index with the USING HASH clause silently created an ordered index instead of issuing a warning. (Bug#24820)

  • NDB Cluster: SELECT statements with a BLOB or TEXT column in the selected column list and a WHERE condition including a primary key lookup on a VARCHAR primary key produced empty result sets. (Bug#19956)

C.1.8. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.34 (17 January 2007)

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

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.32).

Functionality added or changed:

  • The --skip-thread-priority option now is enabled by default for binary Mac OS X distributions. Use of thread priorities degrades performance on Mac OS X. (Bug#18526)

  • Added the --disable-grant-options option to configure. If configure is run with this option, the --bootstrap, --skip-grant-tables, and --init-file options for mysqld are disabled and cannot be used. For Windows, the configure.js script recognizes the DISABLE_GRANT_OPTIONS flag, which has the same effect.

Bugs fixed:

  • Optimizations that are legal only for subqueries without tables and WHERE conditions were applied for any subquery without tables. (Bug#24670)

  • The server was built even when configure was run with the --without-server option. (Bug#23973)

  • mysqld_error.h was not installed when only the client libraries were built. (Bug#21265)

  • Using a view in combination with a USING clause caused column aliases to be ignored. (Bug#25106)

  • A view was not handled correctly if the SELECT part contained ‘\Z’. (Bug#24293)

  • Inserting a row into a table without specifying a value for a BINARY(N) NOT NULL column caused the column to be set to spaces, not zeroes. (Bug#14171)

  • An assertion failed incorrectly for prepared statements that contained a single-row uncorrelated subquery that was used as an argument of the IS NULL predicate. (Bug#25027)

  • A table created with the ROW_FORMAT = FIXED table option loses the option if an index is added or dropped with CREATE INDEX or DROP INDEX. (Bug#23404)

  • Dropping a user-defined function sometimes did not remove the UDF entry from the mysql.proc table. (Bug#15439)

  • Changing the value of MI_KEY_BLOCK_LENGTH in myisam.h and recompiling MySQL resulted in a myisamchk that saw existing MyISAM tables as corrupt. (Bug#22119)

  • Instance Manager could crash during shutdown. (Bug#19044)

  • A deadlock could occur, with the server hanging on Closing tables, with a sufficient number of concurrent INSERT DELAYED, FLUSH TABLES, and ALTER TABLE operations. (Bug#23312)

  • A user-defined variable could be assigned an incorrect value if a temporary table was employed in obtaining the result of the query used to determine its value. (Bug#16861)

  • The optimizer removes expressions from GROUP BY and DISTINCT clauses if they happen to participate in expression = constant predicates of the WHERE clause, the idea being that, if the expression is equal to a constant, then it cannot take on multiple values. However, for predicates where the expression and the constant item are of different result types (for example, when a string column is compared to 0), this is not valid, and can lead to invalid results in such cases. The optimizer now performs an additional check of the result types of the expression and the constant; if their types differ, then the expression is not removed from the GROUP BY list. (Bug#15881)

  • Referencing an ambiguous column alias in an expression in the ORDER BY clause of a query caused the server to crash. (Bug#25427)

  • Some CASE statements inside stored routines could lead to excessive resource usage or a crash of the server. (Bug#24854, Bug#19194)

  • Some joins in which one of the joined tables was a view could return erroneous results or crash the server. (Bug#24345)

  • OPTIMIZE TABLE tried to sort R-tree indexes such as spatial indexes, although this is not possible (see Section, “OPTIMIZE TABLE Syntax”). (Bug#23578)

  • User-defined variables could consume excess memory, leading to a crash caused by the exhaustion of resources available to the MEMORY storage engine, due to the fact that this engine is used by MySQL for variable storage and intermediate results of GROUP BY queries. Where SET had been used, such a condition could instead give rise to the misleading error message You may only use constant expressions with SET, rather than Out of memory (Needed NNNNNN bytes). (Bug#23443)

  • InnoDB: During a restart of the MySQL Server that followed the creation of a temporary table using the InnoDB storage engine, MySQL failed to clean up in such a way that InnoDB still attempted to find the files associated with such tables. (Bug#20867)

  • A multiple-table DELETE QUICK could sometimes cause one of the affected tables to become corrupted. (Bug#25048)

  • A compressed MyISAM table that became corrupted could crash myisamchk and possibly the MySQL Server. (Bug#23139)

  • A crash of the MySQL Server could occur when unpacking a BLOB column from a row in a corrupted MyISAM table. This could happen when trying to repair a table using either REPAIR TABLE or myisamchk; it could also happen when trying to access such a “broken” row using statements like SELECT if the table was not marked as crashed. (Bug#22053)

  • The FEDERATED storage engine did not support the euckr character set. (Bug#21556)

  • The FEDERATED storage engine did not support the utf8 character set. (Bug#17044)

  • NDB Cluster: Hosts in clusters with a large number of nodes could experience excessive CPU usage while obtaining configuration data. (Bug#25711)

  • NDB Cluster (NDB API): Invoking the NdbTransaction::execute() method using execution type Commit and abort option AO_IgnoreError could lead to a crash of the transaction coordinator (DBTC). (Bug#25090)

  • NDB Cluster (NDB API): A unique index lookup on a non-existent tuple could lead to a data node timeout (error 4012). (Bug#25059)

  • NDB Cluster: When a data node was shut down using the management client STOP command, a connection event (NDB_LE_Connected) was logged instead of a disconnection event (NDB_LE_Disconnected). (Bug#22773)

C.1.9. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.32 (20 December 2006)

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

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.30).

Functionality added or changed:

  • Incompatible change: The prepared_stmt_count system variable has been converted to the Prepared_stmt_count global status variable (viewable with the SHOW GLOBAL STATUS statement). (Bug#23159)

  • NDB Cluster: Setting the configuration parameter LockPagesInMainMemory had no effect. (Bug#24461)

  • NDB Cluster: It is now possible to create a unique hashed index on a column that is not defined as NOT NULL. Note that this change applies only to tables using the NDB storage engine.

    Unique indexes on columns in NDB tables do not store null values because they are mapped to primary keys in an internal index table (and primary keys cannot contain nulls).

    Normally, an additional ordered index is created when one creates unique indexes on NDB table columns; this can be used to search for NULL values. However, if USING HASH is specified when such an index is created, no ordered index is created.

    The reason for permitting unique hash indexes with null values is that, in some cases, the user wants to save space if a large number of records are pre-allocated but not fully initialized. This also assumes that the user will not try to search for null values. Since MySQL does not support indexes that are not allowed to be searched in some cases, the NDB storage engine uses a full table scan with pushed conditions for the referenced index columns to return the correct result.

    Note that a warning is returned if one creates a unique nullable hash index, since the query optimizer should be provided a hint not to use it with NULL values if this can be avoided.


  • In MySQL 5.0.13 and up, InnoDB rolls back only the last statement on a transaction timeout. A new option, --innodb_rollback_on_timeout, causes InnoDB to abort and roll back the entire transaction if a transaction timeout occurs (the same behavior as before MySQL 5.0.13). (Bug#24200)

  • DROP TRIGGER now supports an IF EXISTS clause. (Bug#23703)

  • The Com_create_user status variable was added (for counting CREATE USER statements). (Bug#22958)

  • The --memlock option relies on system calls that are unreliable on some operating systems. If a crash occurs, the server now checks whether --memlock was specified and if so issues some information about possible workarounds. (Bug#22860)

  • The bundled yaSSL library was upgraded to version 1.5.0.

Bugs fixed:

  • NDB Cluster: If the value set for MaxNoOfAttributes is excessive, a suitable error message is now returned. (Bug#19352)

  • NDB Cluster: Sudden disconnection of an SQL or data node could lead to shutdown of data nodes with the error failed ndbrequire. (Bug#24447)

  • NDB Cluster: ndb_config failed when trying to use 2 management servers and node IDs. (Bug#23887)

  • NDB Cluster (Cluster APIs): Using BIT values with any of the comparison methods of the NdbScanFilter class caused the cluster's data nodes to fail. (Bug#24503)

  • NDB Cluster: The failure of a data node failure during a schema operation could lead to additional node failures. (Bug#24752)

  • NDB Cluster: A committed read could be attempted before a data node had time to connect, causing a timeout error. (Bug#24717)

  • NDB Cluster (Cluster APIs): Some MGM API function calls could yield incorrect return values in certain cases where the cluster was operating under a very high load, or experienced timeouts in inter-node communications. (Bug#24011)

  • NDB Cluster: A unique constraint violation was not ignored by an UPDATE IGNORE statement when the constraint violation occurred on a non-primary key. (Bug#18487, Bug#24303)

  • mysql_fix_privilege_tables did not handle a password containing embedded space or apostrophe characters. (Bug#17700)

  • Foreign key identifiers for InnoDB tables could not contain certain characters. (Bug#24299)

  • In some cases, the parser failed to distinguish a user-defined function from a stored function. (Bug#21809)

  • With innodb_file_per_table enabled, InnoDB displayed incorrect file times in the output from SHOW TABLE STATUS. (Bug#24712)

  • The stack size for NetWare binaries was increased to 128KB to prevent problems caused by insufficient stack size. (Bug#23504)

  • Attempting to use a view containing DEFINER information for a non-existent user resulted in an error message that revealed the definer account. Now the definer is revealed only to superusers. Other users receive only an access denied message. (Bug#17254)

  • mysql_upgrade failed if the --password (or -p) option was given. (Bug#24896)

  • For a nonexistent table, DROP TEMPORARY TABLE failed with an incorrect error message if read_only was enabled. (Bug#22077)

  • The InnoDB mutex structure was simplified to reduce memory load. (Bug#24386)

  • The REPEAT() function could return NULL when passed a column for the count argument. (Bug#24947)

  • Accuracy was improved for comparisons between DECIMAL columns and numbers represented as strings. (Bug#23260)

  • InnoDB crashed while performing XA recovery of prepared transactions. (Bug#21468)

  • ROW_COUNT() did not work properly as an argument to a stored procedure. (Bug#23760)

  • The size of MEMORY tables and internal temporary tables was limited to 4GB on 64-bit Windows systems. (Bug#24052)

  • For queries that select from a view, the server was returning MYSQL_FIELD metadata inconsistently for view names and table names. For view columns, the server now returns the view name in the table field and, if the column selects from an underlying table, the table name in the org_table field. (Bug#20191)

  • It was possible to use DATETIME values whose year, month, and day parts were all zeroes but whose hour, minute, and second parts contained nonzero values, an example of such an illegal DATETIME being '0000-00-00 11:23:45'. (Bug#21789)

  • It was possible to set the backslash character (“\”) as the delimiter character using DELIMITER, but not actually possible to use it as the delimiter. (Bug#21412)

  • The loose index scan optimization for GROUP BY with MIN or MAX was not applied within other queries, such as CREATE TABLE ... SELECT ..., INSERT ... SELECT ..., or in the FROM clauses of subqueries. (Bug#24156)

  • ALTER ENABLE KEYS or ALTER TABLE DISABLE KEYS combined with another ALTER TABLE option other than RENAME TO did nothing. In addition, if ALTER TABLE was used on a table having disabled keys, the keys of the resulting table were enabled. (Bug#24395)

  • Queries using a column alias in an expression as part of an ORDER BY clause failed, an example of such a query being SELECT mycol + 1 AS mynum FROM mytable ORDER BY 30 - mynum. (Bug#22457)

  • Trailing spaces were not removed from Unicode CHAR column values when used in indexes. This resulted in excessive usage of storage space, and could affect the results of some ORDER BY queries that made use of such indexes.

    Note: When upgrading, it is necessary to re-create any existing indexes on Unicode CHAR columns in order to take advantage of the fix. This can be done by using a REPAIR TABLE statement on each affected table.


  • Warnings were generated when explicitly casting a character to a number (for example, CAST('x' AS SIGNED)), but not for implicit conversions in simple arithmetic operations (such as 'x' + 0). Now warnings are generated in all cases. (Bug#11927)

  • STR_TO_DATE() returned NULL if the format string contained a space following a non-format character. (Bug#22029)

  • yaSSL crashed on pre-Pentium Intel CPUs. (Bug#21765)

  • Selecting into variables sometimes returned incorrect wrong results. (Bug#20836)

  • mysql_fix_privilege_tables.sql altered the table_privs.table_priv column to contain too few privileges, causing loss of the CREATE VIEW and SHOW VIEW privileges. (Bug#20589)

  • A query with a subquery that references columns of a view from the outer SELECT could return an incorrect result if used from a prepared statement. (Bug#20327)

  • A server crash occurred when using LOAD DATA to load a table containing a NOT NULL spatial column, when the statement did not load the spatial column. Now a NULL supplied to NOT NULL column error occurs. (Bug#22372)

  • Unsigned BIGINT values treated as signed values by the MOD() function. (Bug#19955)

  • Compiling PHP 5.1 with the MySQL static libraries failed on some versions of Linux. (Bug#19817)

  • The DELIMITER statement did not work correctly when used in an SQL file run using the SOURCE statement. (Bug#19799)

  • VARBINARY column values inserted on a MySQL 4.1 server had trailing zeroes following upgrade to MySQL 5.0 or later. (Bug#19371)

  • Constant expressions and some numeric constants used as input parameters to user-defined functions were not treated as constants. (Bug#18761)

  • Subqueries of the form NULL IN (SELECT ...) returned invalid results. (Bug#8804, Bug#23485)

  • The --extern option for did not function correctly. (Bug#24354)

  • INET_ATON() returned a signed BIGINT value, not an unsigned value. (Bug#21466)

  • ALTER TABLE statements that performed both RENAME TO and {ENABLE|DISABLE} KEYS operations caused a server crash. (Bug#24089)

  • myisampack wrote to unallocated memory, causing a crash. (Bug#17951)

  • Some small double precision numbers (such as 1.00000001e-300) that should have been accepted were truncated to zero. (Bug#22129)

  • The mysql.server script used the source command, which is less portable than the . command; it now uses . instead. (Bug#24294)

  • DATE_ADD() requires complete dates with no “zero” parts, but sometimes did not return NULL when given such a date. (Bug#22229)

  • Using FLUSH TABLES in one connection while another connection is using HANDLER statements caused a server crash. (Bug#21587)

  • FLUSH LOGS or mysqladmin flush-logs caused a server crash if the binary log was not open. (Bug#17733)

  • Subqueries for which a pushed-down condition did not produce exactly one key field could cause a server crash. (Bug#24056)

  • LAST_DAY('0000-00-00') could cause a server crash. (Bug#23653)

  • Through the C API, the member strings in MYSQL_FIELD for a query that contains expressions may return incorrect results. (Bug#21635)

  • mysql_affected_rows() could return values different from mysql_stmt_affected_rows() for the same sequence of statements. (Bug#23383)

  • IN() and CHAR() can return NULL, but did not signal that to the query processor, causing incorrect results for IS NULL operations. (Bug#17047)

  • A trigger that invoked a stored function could cause a server crash when activated by different client connections. (Bug#23651)

  • CONCURRENT did not work correctly for LOAD DATA INFILE. (Bug#20637)

  • Inserting a default or invalid value into a spatial column could fail with Unknown error rather than a more appropriate error. (Bug#21790)

  • The server could send incorrect column count information to the client for queries that produce a larger number of columns than can fit in a two-byte number. (Bug#19216)

  • Evaluation of subqueries that require the filesort algorithm were allocating and freeing the sort_buffer_size buffer many times, resulting in slow performance. Now the buffer is allocated once and reused. (Bug#21727)

  • SQL statements close to the size of max_allowed_packet could produce binary log events larger than max_allowed_packet that could not be read by slave servers. (Bug#19402)

  • View columns were always handled as having implicit derivation, leading to illegal mix of collation errors for some views in UNION operations. Now view column derivation comes from the original expression given in the view definition. (Bug#21505)

  • If elements in a non-top-level IN subquery were accessed by an index and the subquery result set included a NULL value, the quantified predicate that contained the subquery was evaluated to NULL when it should return a non-NULL value. (Bug#23478)

  • Calculation of COUNT(DISTINCT), AVG(DISTINCT), or SUM(DISTINCT) when they are referenced more than once in a single query with GROUP BY could cause a server crash. (Bug#23184)

  • For a cast of a DATETIME value containing microseconds to DECIMAL, the microseconds part was truncated without generating a warning. Now the microseconds part is preserved. (Bug#19491)

  • Metadata for columns calculated from scalar subqueries was limited to integer, double, or string, even if the actual type of the column was different. (Bug#11032)

  • Using EXPLAIN caused a server crash for queries that selected from INFORMATION_SCHEMA in a subquery in the FROM clause. (Bug#22413)

  • Invalidating the query cache caused a server crash for INSERT INTO ... SELECT statements that selected from a view. (Bug#20045)

  • Slave servers would retry the execution of a SQL statement an infinite number of times, ignoring the value SLAVE_TRANSACTION_RETRIES when using the NDB engine. (Bug#16228)

  • On slave servers, transactions that exceeded the lock wait timeout failed to roll back properly. (Bug#20697)

  • Changes to character set variables prior to an action on a replication-ignored table were forgotten by slave servers. (Bug#22877)

  • With lower_case_table_names set to 1, SHOW CREATE TABLE printed incorrect output for table names containing Turkish I (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH DOT ABOVE). (Bug#20404)

  • When applying the group_concat_max_len limit, GROUP_CONCAT() could truncate multi-byte characters in the middle. (Bug#23451)

  • For some problems relating to character set conversion or incorrect string values for INSERT or UPDATE, the server was reporting truncation or length errors instead. (Bug#18908)

C.1.10. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30sp1 (19 January 2007)

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

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.30).

Functionality added or changed:

  • In MySQL 5.0.13 and up, InnoDB rolls back only the last statement on a transaction timeout. A new option, --innodb_rollback_on_timeout, causes InnoDB to abort and roll back the entire transaction if a transaction timeout occurs (the same behavior as before MySQL 5.0.13). (Bug#24200)

Bugs fixed:

  • Several string functions could return incorrect results when given very large length arguments. (Bug#10963)

  • Certain malformed INSERT statements could crash the mysql client. (Bug#21142)

  • Evaluation of subqueries that require the filesort algorithm were allocating and freeing the sort_buffer_size buffer many times, resulting in slow performance. Now the buffer is allocated once and reused. (Bug#21727)

  • The loose index scan optimization for GROUP BY with MIN or MAX was not applied within other queries, such as CREATE TABLE ... SELECT ..., INSERT ... SELECT ..., or in the FROM clauses of subqueries. (Bug#24156)

  • The size of MEMORY tables and internal temporary tables was limited to 4GB on 64-bit Windows systems. (Bug#24052)

  • Accuracy was improved for comparisons between DECIMAL columns and numbers represented as strings. (Bug#23260)

  • Calculation of COUNT(DISTINCT), AVG(DISTINCT), or SUM(DISTINCT) when they are referenced more than once in a single query with GROUP BY could cause a server crash. (Bug#23184)

  • A stored procedure, executed from a connection using a binary character set, and which wrote multibyte data, would write incorrectly escaped entries to the binary log. This caused syntax errors, and caused replication to fail. (Bug#23619, Bug#24492)

  • CONCURRENT did not work correctly for LOAD DATA INFILE. (Bug#20637)

  • Evaluation of subqueries that require the filesort algorithm were allocating and freeing the sort_buffer_size buffer many times, resulting in slow performance. Now the buffer is allocated once and reused. (Bug#21727)

  • InnoDB crashed while performing XA recovery of prepared transactions. (Bug#21468)

C.1.11. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.30 (14 November 2006)

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

This section documents all changes and bug fixes that have been applied since the last MySQL Enterprise Server release (5.0.28).

Functionality added or changed:

  • If the user specified the server options --max-connections=N or --table-open-cache=M, a warning would be given in some cases that some values were recalculated, with the result that --table-open-cache could be assigned greater value.

    It should be noted that, in such cases, both the warning and the increase in the --table-open-cache value were completely harmless. Note also that it is not possible for the MySQL Server to predict or to control limitations on the maximum number of open files, since this is determined by the operating system.

    The recalculation code has now been fixed to ensure that the value of --table-open-cache is no longer increased automatically, and that a warning is now given only if some values had to be decreased due to operating system limits.


  • NDB Cluster: A potential memory leak in the NDB storage engine's handling of file operations was uncovered. (Bug#21858)

  • NDB Cluster: The HELP command in the Cluster management client now provides command-specific help. For example, HELP RESTART in ndb_mgm provides detailed information about the START command. (Bug#19620)

  • NDB Cluster: Added the --bind-address option for ndbd. This allows a data node process to be bound to a specific network interface. (Bug#22195)

  • NDB Cluster: The Ndb_number_of_storage_nodes system variable was renamed to Ndb_number_of_data_nodes. (Bug#20848)

  • NDB Cluster: The ndb_config utility now accepts -c as a short form of the --ndb-connectstring option. (Bug#22295)

  • SHOW STATUS is no longer logged to the slow query log. (Bug#19764)

  • mysqldump --single-transaction now uses START TRANSACTION /*!40100 WITH CONSISTENT SNAPSHOT */ rather than BEGIN to start a transaction, so that a consistent snapshot will be used on those servers that support it. (Bug#19660)

  • mysql_upgrade now passes all the parameters specified on the command line to both mysqlcheck and mysql using the upgrade_defaults file. (Bug#20100)

  • For the CALL statement, stored procedures that take no arguments now can be invoked without parentheses. That is, CALL p() and CALL p are equivalent. (Bug#21462)

Bugs fixed:

  • NDB Cluster: Data nodes added while the cluster was running in single user mode were all assigned node ID 0, which could later cause multiple node failures. Adding of nodes in single user mode is no longer possible. (Bug#20395)

  • NDB Cluster: Attempting to create an NDB table on a MySQL with an existing non-Cluster table with the same name in the same database could result in data loss or corruption. MySQL now issues a warning when a SHOW TABLES or other statement causing table discovery finds such a table. (Bug#21378)

  • NDB Cluster (NDB API): Inacivity timeouts for scans were not correctly handled. (Bug#23107)

  • NDB Cluster (NDB API): Attempting to read a nonexistent tuple using Commit mode for NdbTransaction::execute() caused node failures. (Bug#22672)

  • NDB Cluster (NDB API): Scans closed before being executed were still placed in the send queue. (Bug#21941)

  • NDB Cluster (NDB API): The NdbOperation::getBlobHandle() method, when called with the name of a nonexistent column, caused a segmentation fault. (Bug#21036)

  • NDB Cluster: A problem with takeover during a system restart caused ordered indexes to be rebuilt incorrectly. (Bug#15303)

  • NDB Cluster: The ndb_config utility did not perform host lookups correctly when using the --host option. (Bug#17582)

  • NDB Cluster: The ndb_config utility did not perform host lookups correctly when using the --host option (Bug#17582)

  • NDB Cluster: The error returned by the cluster when too many nodes were defined did not make clear the nature of the problem. (Bug#19045)

  • NDB Cluster: ndb_mgm -e show | head would hang after displaying the first 10 lines of output. (Bug#19047)

  • NDB Cluster: In rare situations with resource shortages, a crash could result from insufficient IndexScanOperations. (Bug#19198)

  • NDB Cluster: ndb_restore did not always make clear that it had recovered successfully from temporary errors while restoring a cluster backup. (Bug#19651)

  • NDB Cluster: Error messages given when trying to make online changes parameters such as NoOfReplicas thast can only be changed via a complete shutdown and restart of the cluster did not indicate the true nature of the problem. (Bug#19787)

  • NDB Cluster: Following the restart of an MGM node, the Cluster management client did not automatically reconnect. (Bug#19873)

  • NDB Cluster: In some cases where SELECT COUNT(*) from an NDB table should have yielded an error, MAX_INT was returned instead. (Bug#19914)

  • NDB Cluster (NDB API): When multiple processes or threads in parallel performed the same ordered scan with exclusive lock and updating the retrieved records, the scan could skip some records, which were not updated as a result. (Bug#20446)

  • NDB Cluster: Using an invalid node ID with the management client STOP command could cause ndb_mgm to hang. (Bug#20575)

  • NDB Cluster: Under some circumstances, local checkpointing would hang, keeping any unstarted nodes from being started. (Bug#20895)

  • NDB Cluster: Condition pushdown did not work correctly with DATETIME columns. (Bug#21056)

  • NDB Cluster: When inserting a row into an NDB table with a duplicate value for a non-primary unique key, the error issued would reference the wrong key. (Bug#21072)

  • NDB Cluster: Cluster logs were not rotated following the first rotation cycle. (Bug#21345)

  • NDB Cluster: The ndb_mgm management client did not set the exit status on errors, always returning 0 instead. (Bug#21530)

  • NDB Cluster: Partition distribution keys were updated only for the primary and starting replicas during node recovery. This could lead to node failure recovery for clusters having an odd number of replicas. (Bug#21535)

    Note: We recommend values for NumberOfReplicas that are even powers of 2, for best results.

  • NDB Cluster: The output for the --help option used with NDB executable programs (ndbd, ndb_mgm, ndb_restore, ndb_config, and so on) referred to the Ndb.cfg file, instead of my.cnf. (Bug#21585)

  • NDB Cluster: The node recovery algorithm was missing a version check for tables in the ALTER_TABLE_COMMITTED state (as opposed to the TABLE_ADD_COMMITTED state, which has the version check). This could cause inconsistent schemas across nodes following node recovery. (Bug#21756)

  • NDB Cluster: A scan timeout returned Error 4028 (Node failure caused abort of transaction) instead of Error 4008 (Node failure caused abort of transaction...). (Bug#21799)

  • NDB Cluster: The --help output from NDB binaries did not include file-related options. (Bug#21994)

  • NDB Cluster: Multiple node restarts in rapid succession could cause a system restart to fail (Bug#22892), or induce a race condition (Bug#23210).

  • NDB Cluster: If a node restart could not be performed from the REDO log, no node takeover took place. This could cause partitions to be left empty during a system restart. (Bug#22893)

  • NDB Cluster: INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE on an NDB table could lead to deadlocks and memory leaks. (Bug#23200)

  • NDB Cluster: The management client command ALL DUMP 1000 would cause the cluster to crash if data nodes were connected to the cluster but not yret fully started. (Bug#23203)

  • NDB Cluster: Cluster backups would fail when there were more than 2048 schema objects in the cluster. (Bug#23499)

  • NDB Cluster: Restoring a cluster failed if there were any tables with 128 or more columns. (Bug#23502)

  • If an init_connect SQL statement produced an error, the connection was silently terminated with no error message. Now the server writes a warning to the error log. (Bug#22158)

  • The internal SQL interpreter of InnoDB placed an unnecessary lock on the supremum record when innodb_locks_unsafe_for_binlog=1. This caused an assertion failure when InnoDB was built with debugging enabled. (Bug#23769)

  • If a table contains an AUTO_INCREMENT column, inserting into an insertable view on the table that does not include the AUTO_INCREMENT column should not change the value of LAST_INSERT_ID(), because the side effects of inserting default values into columns not part of the view should not be visible. MySQL was incorrectly setting LAST_INSERT_ID() to zero. (Bug#22584)

  • M % 0 returns NULL, but (M % 0) IS NULL evaluated to false. (Bug#23411)

  • Within a stored routine, a view definition cannot refer to routine parameters or local variables. However, an error did not occur until the routine was called. Now it occurs during parsing of the routine creation statement. (Bug#20953)

    Note: A side effect of this fix is that if you have already created such routines, and error will occur if you execute SHOW CREATE PROCEDURE or SHOW CREATE FUNCTION. You should drop these routines because they are erroneous.

  • A client library crash was caused by executing a statement such as SELECT * FROM t1 PROCEDURE ANALYSE() using a server side cursor on a table t1 that does not have the same number of columns as the output from PROCEDURE ANALYSE(). (Bug#17039)

  • mysql did not check for errors when fetching data during result set printing. (Bug#22913)

  • Adding a day, month, or year interval to a DATE value produced a DATE, but adding a week interval produced a DATETIME value. Now all produce a DATE value. (Bug#21811)

  • The column default value in the output from SHOW COLUMNS or SELECT FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS was truncated to 64 characters. (Bug#23037)

  • For not-yet-authenticated connections, the Time column in SHOW PROCESSLIST was a random value rather than NULL. (Bug#23379)

  • The Host column in SHOW PROCESSLIST output was blank when the server was started with the --skip-grant-tables option. (Bug#22728)

  • The Handler_rollback status variable sometimes was incremented when no rollback had taken place. (Bug#22728)

  • Within a prepared statement, SELECT (COUNT(*) = 1) (or similar use of other aggregate functions) did not return the correct result for statement re-execution. (Bug#21354)

  • Lack of validation for input and output TIME values resulted in several problems: SEC_TO_TIME() within subqueries incorrectly clipped large values; SEC_TO_TIME() treated BIGINT UNSIGNED values as signed; only truncation warnings were produced when both truncation and out-of-range TIME values occurred. (Bug#11655, Bug#20927)

  • Range searches on columns with an index prefix could miss records. (Bug#20732)

  • With SQL_MODE=TRADITIONAL, MySQL incorrectly aborted on warnings within stored routines and triggers. (Bug#20028)

  • In mysql, invoking connect or \r with very long db_name or host_name parameters caused buffer overflow. (Bug#20894)

  • mysqldump --xml produced invalid XML for BLOB data. (Bug#19745)

  • For a debug server, a reference to an undefined user variable in a prepared statment executed with EXECUTE caused an assertion failure. (Bug#19356)

  • Within a trigger for a base table, selecting from a view on that base table failed. (Bug#19111)

  • DELETE IGNORE could hang for foreign key parent deletes. (Bug#18819)

  • Transient errors in replication from master to slave may trigger multiple Got fatal error 1236: 'binlog truncated in the middle of event' errors on the slave. (Bug#4053)

  • The value of the warning_count system variable was not being calculated correctly (also affecting SHOW COUNT(*) WARNINGS). (Bug#19024)

  • InnoDB exhibited thread thrashing with more than 50 concurrent connections under an update-intensive workload. (Bug#22868)

  • InnoDB showed substandard performance with multiple queries running concurrently. (Bug#15815)

  • There was a race condition in the InnoDB fil_flush_file_spaces() function. (Bug#24089)

  • FROM_UNIXTIME() did not accept arguments up to POWER(2,31)-1, which it had previously. (Bug#9191)

  • Some yaSSL-related memory leaks detected by Valgrind were fixed. (Bug#23981)

  • If COMPRESS() returned NULL, subsequent invocations of COMPRESS() within a result set or within a trigger also returned NULL. (Bug#23254)

  • mysql would lose its connection to the server if its standard output was not writable. (Bug#17583)

  • mysql-test-run did not work correctly for RPM-based installations. (Bug#17194)

  • The return value from my_seek() was ignored. (Bug#22828)

  • Use of PREPARE with a CREATE PROCEDURE statement that contained a syntax error caused a server crash. (Bug#21868)

  • Use of a DES-encrypted SSL certificate file caused a server crash. (Bug#21868)

  • Column names were not quoted properly for replicated views. (Bug#19736)

  • InnoDB used table locks (not row locks) within stored functions. (Bug#18077)

  • Statements such as DROP PROCEDURE and DROP VIEW were written to the binary log too late due to a race condition. (Bug#14262)

  • MySQL would fail to build on the Alpha platform. (Bug#23256)

  • The optimizer failed to use equality propagation for BETWEEN and IN predicates with string arguments. (Bug#22753)

  • The optimizer used the ref join type rather than eq_ref for a simple join on strings. (Bug#22367)

  • The WITH CHECK OPTION for a view failed to prevent storing invalid column values for UPDATE statements. (Bug#16813)

  • A literal string in a GROUP BY clause could be interpreted as a column name. (Bug#14019)

  • Some queries that used MAX() and GROUP BY could incorrectly return an empty result. (Bug#22342)

  • WITH ROLLUP could group unequal values. (Bug#20825)

  • Use of a subquery that invoked a function in the column list of the outer query resulted in a memory leak. (Bug#21798)

  • LIKE searches failed for indexed utf8 character columns. (Bug#20471)

  • FLUSH INSTANCES in Instance Manager triggered an assertion failure. (Bug#19368)

  • ALTER TABLE was not able to rename a view. (Bug#14959)

  • Entries in the slow query log could have an incorrect Rows_examined value. (Bug#12240)

  • Insufficient memory (myisam_sort_buffer_size) could cause a server crash for several operations on MyISAM tables: repair table, create index by sort, repair by sort, parallel repair, bulk insert. (Bug#23175)

  • OPTIMIZE TABLE with myisam_repair_threads > 1 could result in MyISAM table corruption. (Bug#8283)

  • Selecting from a MERGE table could result in a server crash if the underlying tables had fewer indexes than the MERGE table itself. (Bug#22937)

  • A locking safety check in InnoDB reported a spurious error stored_select_lock_type is 0 inside ::start_stmt() for INSERT ... SELECT statements in innodb_locks_unsafe_for_binlog mode. The safety check was removed. (Bug#10746)

  • For multiple-table UPDATE statements, storage engines were not notified of duplicate-key errors. (Bug#21381)

  • Incorrect results could be obtained from re-execution of a parametrized prepared statement or a stored routine with a SELECT that uses LEFT JOIN with a second table having only one row. (Bug#21081)

  • An UPDATE that referred to a key column in the WHERE clause and activated a trigger that modified the column resulted in a loop. (Bug#20670)

  • Creating a TEMPORARY table with the same name as an existing table that was locked by another client could result in a lock conflict for DROP TEMPORARY TABLE because the server unnecessarily tried to acquire a name lock. (Bug#21096)

  • After FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK followed by UNLOCK TABLES, attempts to drop or alter a stored routine failed with an error that the routine did not exist, and attempts to execute the routine failed with a lock conflict error. (Bug#21414)

  • SHOW VARIABLES truncated the Value field to 256 characters. (Bug#20862)

  • Instance Manager didn't close the client socket file when starting a new mysqld instance. mysqld inherited the socket, causing clients connected to Instance Manager to hang. (Bug#12751)

  • Instance Manager had a race condition involving mysqld PID file removal. (Bug#22379)

  • It was possible for a stored routine with a non-latin1 name to cause a stack overrun. (Bug#21311)

C.1.12. Release Notes for MySQL Enterprise 5.0.28 (24 October 2006)

This is the first MySQL Enterprise Server release, following the last Community Server release (5.0.27).

Functionality added or changed:

  • Binary MySQL distributions no longer include a mysqld-max server, except for RPM distributions. Instead, distributions contain a mysqld binary that includes the features previously included in the mysqld-max binary.

Bugs fixed:

  • MySQL 5.0.26 introduced an ABI incompatibility, which this release reverts. Programs compiled against 5.0.26 are not compatible with any other version and must be recompiled. (Bug#23427)

  • InnoDB: Reduced optimization level for Windows 64 builds to handle possible memory overrun. (Bug#19424)

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