Dear MySQL users,
We are proud to present to you the MySQL Server 5.1.18 Beta
release, a new Beta version of the popular open source database.
Bear in mind that this is a beta release, and as any other
pre-production release, caution should be taken when installing on
production level systems or systems with critical data. For production
level systems using 5.0, pay attention to the product description of
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The MySQL 5.1.17 Beta release is now available in source and binary form
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We welcome and appreciate your feedback, bug reports, bug fixes,
The following section lists the changes from version to version in the
MySQL source code through the latest released version of MySQL 5.1, the
MySQL 5.1.16-beta. It can also be viewed online at
Functionality added or changed:
* Incompatible change: The INFORMATION_SCHEMA.EVENTS and
mysql.event tables have been changed to facilitate replication
of events. When upgrading to MySQL 5.1.18, you must run
mysql_upgrade prior to working with events. Until you have
done so, any statement relating to the Event Scheduler or
these tables (including SHOW EVENTS) will fail with the errors
Expected field status at position 12 to have type enum
enum('ENABLED','DISABLED') and Table mysql.event is damaged.
Can not open.
These changes were made as part of fixes for the following
+ The effects of scheduled events were not replicated (that
is, binary logging of scheduled events did not work).
+ Effects of scheduled events on a replication master were
both replicated and executed on the slave, causing double
execution of events.
+ CREATE FUNCTION statements and their effects were not
For more information, see Section 188.8.131.52, "Replication of
* The plugin interface and its handling of server variables was
Command line options such as '--skip-innodb' will now cause an error
if InnoDB is not built-in/plugin-loaded. Users should use
'--loose-skip-innodb' if they do not want any error even if InnoDB
is not available. The 'loose' prefix modifier should be used for all
command line options where the user is uncertain if the plugin
exists and where they want operation to proceed even if the option
is neccessarily ignored due to the absence of the plugin.
* New command line options: In order to alleviate ambiguities in
variable names, all variables related to plugins can be specified
using a 'plugin' part in the name. For example, every time where we
used to have 'innodb' in the command-line options, one can now write
Furthermore, this is the preferred syntax. It helps to avoid
ambiguities when a plugin, say, "wait", has an options called
"timeout". '--wait-timeout' will still set a server variable, but
'--plugin-wait-timeout' will set the plugin variable.
Also, there is a new command line option '--plugin-load' to
install/load plugins at initialization time without using the
* Storage engine plugins may now be uninstalled at run time - however,
a plugin is not actually uninstalled until after its reference
count drops to zero. The 'default_storage_engine' server variable
consumes a reference count, so uninstalling will not complete until
said reference is removed.
* The output of mysql --xml and mysqldump --xml now includes a
valid XML namespace. (Bug#25946: http://bugs.mysql.com/25946)
* The mysql_create_system_tables script was removed because
mysql_install_db no longer uses it in MySQL 5.1.
* Renamed the old_mode system variable to old.
* 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.
* Added a MASTER_SSL_VERIFY_SERVER_CERT option for the CHANGE
MASTER statement, and a Master_SSL_Verify_Server_Cert output
column to the SHOW SLAVE STATUS statement. The option value
also is written to the master.info file.
* NDB Cluster (APIs): The MGM API now supports explicit setting
of network timeouts using the ndb_mgm_set_timeout() function.
A utility function ndb_mgm_number_of_mgmd_in_connect_string()
is also implemented to facilitate calculation of timeouts
based on the number of management servers in the cluster.
For more information, see ndb_mgm_set_timeout()
* NDB Cluster: The behavior of the ndb_restore utility has been
changed as follows:
+ It is now possible to restore selected databases or
tables using ndb_restore.
+ Several options have been added for use with ndb_restore
--print_data to facilitate the creation of structured
data dump files. These options can be used to make dumps
made using ndb_restore more like those produced by
mysqldump. (Bug#26900: http://bugs.mysql.com/26900)
For details of these changes, see Section 15.9.3, "ndb_restore
--- Restore a Cluster Backup."
* NDB Cluster (Replication)/Incompatible Change: The definition
of the mysql.ndb_apply_status table has changed such that an
online upgrade is not possible from MySQL 5.1.17 or earlier
for a replication slave cluster; you must shut down all SQL
nodes as part of the upgrade procedure. See Section 15.6.2,
"Cluster Upgrade and Downgrade Compatibility" before upgrading
For more information about the changes to
mysql.ndb_apply_status see Section 15.11.4, "Cluster
Replication Schema and Tables."
* NDB Cluster (Replication): Some circular replication setups
are now supported for MySQL Cluster. See Section 15.11.3,
"Known Issues," for detailed information.
* NDB Cluster: The following changes were made for the
+ When ndb_size.pl calculates a value for a given
configuration parameter that is less than the default
value, it now suggests the default value instead.
+ The dependency on HTML::Template was removed.
* Several additional data types are supported for columns in
INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables: DATE, TIME, BLOB, FLOAT, and all
integer types. (Bug#27047: http://bugs.mysql.com/27047)
* NDB Cluster: The internal specifications for columns in NDB
tables has changed to allow compatibility with future MySQL
Cluster releases that are expected to implement online adding
and dropping of columns. This change is not backwards
compatible with earlier MySQL versions.
See the related note in Section 15.6.2, "Cluster Upgrade
and Downgrade Compatibility," for important information prior
to upgrading a MySQL Cluster to MySQL 5.1.18 or later from
MySQL 5.1.17 or earlier.
See also Bug#28205: http://bugs.mysql.com/28205.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/27348)
* Security fix: If a stored routine was declared using SQL
SECURITY INVOKER, a user who invoked the routine could gain
privileges. (Bug#27337: http://bugs.mysql.com/27337)
* Security fix: The requirement of the DROP privilege for RENAME
TABLE was not being enforced.
* Security fix: A user with only the ALTER privilege on a
partitioned table could obtain information about the table
that should require the SELECT privilege.
* The patches for Bug#19370: http://bugs.mysql.com/19370 and
Bug#21789: http://bugs.mysql.com/21789 were reverted.
* ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE failed for a table partitioned by KEY
on a primary key VARCHAR column.
* NDB Cluster (Disk Data): It was possible to drop the last
remaining datafile in a tablespace (using an ALTER TABLESPACE
statement), even though there was still an empty table using
the tablespace. (Bug#21699: http://bugs.mysql.com/21699)
It should be noted that the datafile could be not dropped if
the table still contained any rows, so this bug involved no
loss of data.
* NDB Cluster: INSERT IGNORE wrongly ignored NULL values in
unique indexes. (Bug#27980: http://bugs.mysql.com/27980)
* NDB Cluster: The name of the month "March" was given
incorrectly in the cluster error log.
* NDB Cluster (Cluster Replication / Disk Data): An issue with
replication of Disk Data tables could in some cases lead to
node failure. (Bug#28161: http://bugs.mysql.com/28161)
* 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:
* NDB Cluster (Disk Data): Setting the value of the UNDO BUFFER
SIZE to 64K or less in a CREATE LOGFILE GROUP statement led to
failure of cluster data nodes.
* NDB Cluster: The cluster waited 30 seconds instead of 30
milliseconds before reading table statistics.
* NDB Cluster: It was not possible to add a unique index to an
NDB table while in single user mode.
* NDB Cluster: Performing a delete followed by an insert during
a local checkpoint could cause a Rowid already allocated
error. (Bug#27205: http://bugs.mysql.com/27205)
* NDB Cluster (Disk Data): When restarting a data node following
the creation of a large number (~200) of Disk Data objects,
the cluster could not assign a node ID to the restarting node.
* NDB Cluster: Adding of indexes online failed for NDB tables
having BLOB or TEXT columns.
* NDB Cluster: The ndb_resize.pl utility did not calculate
memory usage for indexes correctly.
* NDB Cluster: While a data node was stopped, dropping a table
then creating an index on a different table caused that node
to fail during restart. This was due to the re-use of the
dropped table's internal ID for the index without verifying
that the index now referred to a different database object.
* NDB Cluster (Disk Data): When in single user mode, it was
possible to create log file groups and tablespaces from any
SQL node connected to the cluster.
* NDB Cluster (Disk Data): Changing a column specification or
issuing a TRUNCATE statement on a Disk Data table caused the
table to become an in-memory table.
This fix supersedes an incomplete fix that was made for this
issue in MySQL 5.1.15.
* NDB Cluster (Replication): Setting SQL_LOG_BIN to zero did not
disable binary logging.
This issue affected only the NDB storage engine.
* NDB Cluster (Replication): It was possible for API nodes to
begin interacting with the cluster subscription manager before
they were fully connected to the cluster.
* NDB Cluster (Replication): Under very high loads, checkpoints
could be read or written with checkpoint indexes out of order.
* 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.
* NDB Cluster: NDB tables with indexes whose names contained
space characters were not restored correctly by ndb_restore
(the index names were truncated).
* NDB Cluster (Disk Data): Changes to a Disk Data table made as
part of a transaction could not be seen by the client
performing the changes until the transaction had been
committed. (Bug#27757: http://bugs.mysql.com/27757)
* NDB Cluster: An INSERT followed a delete DELETE on the same
NDB table caused a memory leak.
(This bug was introduced by the fix for
* NDB Cluster: Some queries that updated multiple tables were
not backed up or replicated correctly.
* 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.
* NDB Cluster: When trying to create an NDB table after the
server was started with --ndbcluster but without
--ndb-connectstring, mysqld produced a memory allocation
error. (Bug#27359: http://bugs.mysql.com/27359)
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/27018)
* NDB Cluster (Replication): Trying to replicate a large number
of frequent updates with a relatively small relay log
(max-relay-log-size set to 1M or less) could cause the slave
to crash. (Bug#27529: http://bugs.mysql.com/27529)
* NDB Cluster (Replication): An SQL node acting as a replication
master server could be a single point of failure; that is, if
it failed, the replication slave had no way of knowing this,
which could result in a mismatch of data between the master
and the slave. (Bug#21494: http://bugs.mysql.com/21494)
* NDB Cluster (Disk Data): CREATE TABLE ... LIKE disk_data_table
created an in-memory NDB table.
* NDB Cluster (Disk Data): Creating an excessive number of data
files for a single tablespace caused data nodes to crash.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/27581)
* NDB Cluster: Memory usage of a mysqld process grew even while
idle. (Bug#27560: http://bugs.mysql.com/27560)
* NDB Cluster: Using more than 16GB for DataMemory caused
problems with variable-size columns.
* NDB Cluster: In an NDB table having a TIMESTAMP column using
DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP, that column would assume a random
value when another column in the same row was updated.
* NDB Cluster: Performing ALTER TABLE ... ENGINE=MERGE on an NDB
table caused mysqld to crash.
* NDB Cluster: The Cluster table handler did not set bits in
null bytes correctly. (Bug#26591: http://bugs.mysql.com/26591)
* 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
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.
* NDB Cluster: START BACKUP NOWAIT caused a spurious Out of
backup record error in the management client (START BACKUP and
START BACKUP WAIT STARTED performed normally).
* 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.
* NDB Cluster: A data node failing while another data node was
restarting could leave the cluster in an inconsistent state.
In certain rare cases, this could lead to a race condition and
the eventual forced shutdown of the cluster.
* NDB Cluster: When using the MemReportFrequency configuration
parameter to generate periodic reports of memory usage in the
cluster log, DataMemory usage was not always reported for all
data nodes. (Bug#27444: http://bugs.mysql.com/27444)
* NDB Cluster: Error messages displayed when running in single
user mode were inconsistent.
* NDB Cluster: On Solaris, the value of an NDB table column
declared as BIT(33) was always displayed as 0.
* NDB Cluster (Replication): An UPDATE on the master became a
DELETE on slaves. (Bug#27378: http://bugs.mysql.com/27378)
* The fix for Bug#17212: http://bugs.mysql.com/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: http://bugs.mysql.com/27531)
* On Windows, connection handlers did not properly decrement the
server's thread count when exiting.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/22824)
* Nested aggregate functions could be improperly evaluated.
* Using CAST() to convert DATETIME values to numeric values did
not work. (Bug#23656: http://bugs.mysql.com/23656)
* Early NULL-filtering optimization did not work for eq_ref
table access. (Bug#27939: http://bugs.mysql.com/27939)
* Non-grouped columns were allowed by * in ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY
SQL mode. (Bug#27874: http://bugs.mysql.com/27874)
* Debug builds on Windows generated false alarms about
uninitialized variables with some Visual Studio runtime
libraries. (Bug#27811: http://bugs.mysql.com/27811)
* An error message suggested the use of
mysql_fix_privilege_tables after an upgrade, but the
recommended program is now mysql_upgrade.
* mysqld did not check the length of option values and could
crash with a buffer overflow for long values.
* Index hints (USE INDEX, IGNORE INDEX, FORCE INDEX) cannot be
used with FULLTEXT indexes, but were not being ignored.
* mysql_upgrade did not detect failure of external commands that
it runs. (Bug#26639: http://bugs.mysql.com/26639)
* mysql_upgrade did not pass a password to mysqlcheck if one was
given. (Bug#25452: http://bugs.mysql.com/25452)
* On Windows, mysql_upgrade was sensitive to lettercase of the
names of some required components.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/24856)
* Some upgrade problems are detected and better error messages
suggesting that mysql_upgrade be run are produced.
* A performance degradation was observed for outer join queries
to which a not-exists optimization was applied.
* The LEAST() and GREATEST() functions compared DATE and
DATETIME values as strings, which in some cases could lead to
an incorrect result. (Bug#27759: http://bugs.mysql.com/27759)
* SELECT * INTO OUTFILE ... FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.schemata
failed with an Access denied error, even for a user who has
the FILE privilege. (Bug#28181: http://bugs.mysql.com/28181)
* Certain queries that used uncorrelated scalar subqueries
caused EXPLAIN to to crash.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/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.
* A slave that used --master-ssl-cipher could not connect to the
master. (Bug#21611: http://bugs.mysql.com/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: http://bugs.mysql.com/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.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/25262)
* Comparison of a DATE with a DATETIME did not treat the DATE as
having a time part of 00:00:00.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/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.
* 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.
* 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).
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/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.
* Failure to allocate memory associated with
transaction_prealloc_size could cause a server crash.
* 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.)
* The AUTO_INCREMENT value would not be correctly reported for
InnoDB tables when using SHOW CREATE TABLE statement or
mysqldump command. (Bug#23313: http://bugs.mysql.com/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 in mysqld.
This was due to the use of O_DIRECT when opening the temporary
table file. (Bug#26662: http://bugs.mysql.com/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.
* The decimal.h header file was incorrectly omitted from binary
distributions. (Bug#27456: http://bugs.mysql.com/27456)
* mysqldump could not connect using SSL.
* yaSSL crashed on pre-Pentium Intel CPUs.
* 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 *.
* Comparisons using row constructors could fail for rows
containing NULL values.
* Performing a UNION on two views that had had ORDER BY clauses
resulted in an Unknown column error.
* 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.)
* A race condition between DROP TABLE and SHOW TABLE STATUS
could cause the latter to display incorrect information.
* mysqldump would not dump a view for which the DEFINER no
longer exists. (Bug#26817: http://bugs.mysql.com/26817)
* Changing a utf8 column in an InnoDB table to a shorter length
did not shorten the data values.
* The server did not shut down cleanly.
* Using SET GLOBAL to change the lc_time_names system variable
had no effect on new connections.
* The XML output representing an empty result was an empty
string rather than an empty <resultset/> element.
* The range optimizer could consume a combinatorial amount of
memory for certain classes of WHERE clauses.
* mysqlbinlog produced different output with the -R option than
without it. (Bug#27171: http://bugs.mysql.com/27171)
* A stored function invocation in the WHERE clause was treated
as a constant. (Bug#27354: http://bugs.mysql.com/27354)
* mysqldump could not dump the log tables.
* Implicit conversion of 9912101 to DATE did not match
CAST(9912101 AS DATE).
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/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'.)
* Some equi-joins containing a WHERE clause that included a NOT
IN subquery caused a server crash.
* A memory leak in the event scheduler that was uncovered by
Valgrind was fixed. (Bug#27733: http://bugs.mysql.com/27733)
* 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.
* Group relay log rotation updated only the log position and not
the name, causing the slave to stop.
* Conversion of DATETIME values in numeric contexts sometimes
did not produce a double (YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.uuuuuu) value.
* Passing nested row expressions with different structures to an
IN predicate caused a server crash.
* SELECT DISTINCT could return incorrect results if the select
list contained duplicated columns.
* A subquery could get incorrect values for references to outer
query columns when it contained aggregate functions that were
aggregated in outer context.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/19372)
* Duplicates were not properly identified among (potentially)
long strings used as arguments for GROUP_CONCAT(DISTINCT).
* 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.
* The binary log incompatiblity introduced by the fix for
Bug#22583: http://bugs.mysql.com/22583 was corrected.
* Row-based replication of MyISAM to non-MyISAM tables did not
work correctly for BIT columns. This has been corrected, but
the fix introduces an incompatibility into the binary log
format. (Bug#22583: http://bugs.mysql.com/22583) (The
incompatibility is corrected by the fix for
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/27069)
* If the name of a table given to myisamchk -rq was a packed
table and the name included the .MYI extension, myisamchk
incorrectly created a file with a .MYI.MYI extension.
* For INSERT INTO ... SELECT where index searches used column
prefixes, insert errors could occur when key value type
conversion was done. (Bug#26207: http://bugs.mysql.com/26207)
* For SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS, the LATEST DEADLOCK INFORMATION
was not always cleared properly.
* On Windows, if the server was installed as a service, it did
not auto-detect the location of the data directory.
* The FEDERATED engine did not allow the local and remote tables
to have different names.
* The NO_DIR_IN_CREATE server SQL mode was not enforced for
partitioned tables. (Bug#24633: http://bugs.mysql.com/24633)
* On Windows, trying to use backslash (\) characters in paths
for DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY when creating
partitioned tables caused MySQL to crash.
(You must use / characters when specifying paths for these
options, regardless of platform. See Section 16.1, "Overview
of Partitioning in MySQL," for an example using absolute paths
for DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY when creating a
partitioned table on Windows.)
* A damaged or missing mysql.event table caused SHOW VARIABLES
to fail. (Bug#23631: http://bugs.mysql.com/23631)
* Database and table names have a maximum length of 64
characters (even if they contain multi-byte characters), but
were being truncated to 64 bytes.
* If a rotate event occured in the middle of a non-transaction
group, the group position would be updated by the rotate event
indicating an illegal group start position that was
effectively inside a group. This can happen if, for example, a
rotate occurs between an Intvar event and the associated Query
event, or between the table map events and the rows events
when using row-based replication.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/26346)
* Setting a column to NOT NULL with an ON DELETE SET NULL clause
foreign key crashes the server.
* The values displayed for the Innodb_row_lock_time,
Innodb_row_lock_time_avg, and Innodb_row_lock_time_max status
variables were incorrect.
* COUNT(decimal_expr) sometimes generated a spurious truncation
warning. (Bug#21976: http://bugs.mysql.com/21976)
* With NO_AUTO_VALUE_ON_ZERO SQL mode enabled, LOAD DATA
operations could assign incorrect AUTO_INCREMENT values.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/27532)
* For the INFORMATION_SCHEMA SESSION_STATUS and GLOBAL_STATUS
tables, some status values were incorrectly converted to the
data type of the VARIABLE_VALUE column.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/27257)
* Use of an aggregate function from an outer context as an
argument to GROUP_CONCAT() caused a server crash.
* 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.
* String truncation upon insertion into an integer or year
column did not generate a warning (or an error in strict
mode). (Bug#26359: http://bugs.mysql.com/26359,
* In out-of-memory conditions, the server might crash or
otherwise not report an error to the Windows event log.
* The temporary file-creation code was cleaned up on Windows to
improve server stability.
* Out-of-memory errors were not reported. Now they are written
to the error log. (Bug#26844: http://bugs.mysql.com/26844)
* mysqldump crashed for MERGE tables if the --complete-insert
(-c) option was given.
* Corrupted MyISAM tables that have different definitions in the
.frm and .MYI tables might cause a server crash.
* In certain situations, MATCH ... AGAINST returned false hits
for NULL values produced by LEFT JOIN when no full-text index
was available. (Bug#25729: http://bugs.mysql.com/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.
* GRANT statements were not replicated if the server was started
with the --replicate-ignore-table or
* MBROverlaps() returned incorrect values in some cases.
* A problem in handling of aggregate functions in subqueries
caused predicates containing aggregate functions to be ignored
during query execution.
* Improved out-of-memory detection when sending logs from a
master server to slaves, and log a message when allocation
fails. (Bug#26837: http://bugs.mysql.com/26837)
* MBRDisjoint(), MBRequal(), MBRIntersects(), MBROverlaps(),
MBRTouches(), and MBRWithin() were inadvertently omitted from
recent versions of MySQL (5.1.14 to 5.1.17).
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/23491)
* When MySQL logged slow query information to a CSV table, it
used an incorrect formula to calculate the query_time and
lock_time values. (Bug#27638: http://bugs.mysql.com/27638)
* With innodb_file_per_table enabled, attempting to rename an
InnoDB table to a non-existent database caused the server to
exit. (Bug#27381: http://bugs.mysql.com/27381)
* mysql_install_db could terminate with an error after failing
to determine that a system table already existed.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/26835)
* make_win_bin_dist neglected to copy some required MyISAM table
files. (Bug#26922: http://bugs.mysql.com/26922)
* Fixed a possible buffer overflow in SHOW PROCEDURE CODE.
* Selecting the result of AVG() within a UNION could produce
incorrect values. (Bug#24791: http://bugs.mysql.com/24791)
* Access via my_pread() or my_pwrite() to table files larger
than 2GB could fail on some systems.
* An INTO OUTFILE clause is allowed only for the final SELECT of
a UNION, but this restriction was not being enforced
correctly. (Bug#23345: http://bugs.mysql.com/23345)
* Duplicate entries were not assessed correctly in a MEMORY
table with a BTREE primary key on a utf8 ENUM column.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/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.
* 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.
* mysqlbinlog --base64-output produced invalid SQL.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/27300)
* Some views could not be created even when the user had the
requisite privileges. (Bug#24040: http://bugs.mysql.com/24040)
* 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.
* Executing an INSERT ... SELECT ... FROM
INFORMATION_SCHEMA.GLOBAL_STATUS statement from within an
event caused a server crash.
* 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: http://bugs.mysql.com/9504)
* 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.
* SOUNDEX() returned an invalid string for international
characters in multi-byte character sets.
* Row equalities in WHERE clauses could cause memory corruption.
* GROUP BY on a ucs2 column caused a server crash when there was
at least one empty string in the column.
* Evaluation of an IN() predicate containing a decimal-valued
argument caused a server crash.
* Storing NULL values in spatial fields caused excessive memory
allocation and crashes on some systems.
* mysql_stmt_fetch() did an invalid memory deallocation when
used with the embedded server.
* For FEDERATED tables, SHOW CREATE TABLE could fail when the
table name was longer than the connection name.
* In a MEMORY table, using a BTREE index to scan for updatable
rows could lead to an infinite loop.
* The range optimizer could cause the server to run out of
memory. (Bug#26625: http://bugs.mysql.com/26625)
* CREATE SERVER, DROP SERVER, and ALTER SERVER did not require
any privileges. Now these statements require the SUPER
privilege. (Bug#25671: http://bugs.mysql.com/25671)
* Concurrent CREATE SERVER and ALTER SERVER statements could
cause a deadlock. (Bug#25721: http://bugs.mysql.com/25721)
* Difficult repair or optimization operations could cause an
assertion failure, resulting in a server crash.
Joerg Bruehe, Senior Production Engineer
MySQL AB, www.mysql.com
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