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From:Karen Langford Date:May 8 2011 1:23pm
Subject:MySQL Community Server 5.1.57 has been released
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Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Community Server 5.1.57, a new version of the popular Open
Source Database Management System, has been released. MySQL 5.1.57
is recommended for use on production systems.

For an overview of what's new in MySQL 5.1, please see

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/mysql-nutshell.html

For information on installing MySQL 5.1.57 on new servers or upgrading
to MySQL 5.1.57 from previous MySQL releases, please see

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/installing.html

MySQL Server is available in source and binary form for a number of
platforms from our download pages at

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/

Not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point in time, so if you
can't find this version on some mirror, please try again later or choose
another download site.

We welcome and appreciate your feedback, bug reports, bug fixes,
patches, etc:

http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/Contributing

For information on open issues in MySQL 5.1, please see the errata
list at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/open-bugs.html

The following section lists the changes in the MySQL source code since
the previous released version of MySQL 5.1. It may also be viewed
online at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-57.html

Enjoy!

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Changes in MySQL 5.1.57 (May 05, 2011)

    Functionality added or changed:

      * When invoked with the --auto-generate-sql option, mysqlslap
        dropped the schema specified with the --create-schema option
        at the end of the test run, which may have been unexpected by
        the user. mysqlslap no longer drops the schema, but has a new
        --create-and-drop schema that both creates and drops a schema.
        (Bug #58090, Bug #11765157)

      * A new system variable, max_long_data_size, now controls the
        maximum size of parameter values that can be sent with the
        mysql_stmt_send_long_data() C API function. If not set at
        server startup, the default is the value of the
        max_allowed_packet system variable. This variable is
        deprecated. In MySQL 5.6, it is removed and the maximum
        parameter size is controlled by max_allowed_packet.

    Bugs fixed:

      * InnoDB Storage Engine: Replication: Trying to update a column,
        previously set to NULL, of an InnoDB table with no primary key
        caused replication to fail with Can't find record in 'table'
        on the slave. (Bug #11766865, Bug #60091)

      * InnoDB Storage Engine: The server could halt if InnoDB
        interpreted a very heavy I/O load for 15 minutes or more as an
        indication that the server was hung. This change fixes the
        logic that measures how long InnoDB threads were waiting,
        which formerly could produce false positives. (Bug #11877216,
        Bug #11755413, Bug #47183)

      * Replication: Using the --server-id option with mysqlbinlog
        could cause format description log events to be filtered out
        of the binary log, leaving mysqlbinlog unable to read the
        remainder of the log. Now such events are always read without
        regard to the value of this option.
        As part of the fix for this problem, mysqlbinlog now also
        reads rotate log events without regard to the value of
        --server-id. (Bug #11766427, Bug #59530)

      * Partitioning: A problem with a previous fix for poor
        performance of INSERT ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statements on
        tables having many partitions caused the handler function for
        reading a row from a specific index to fail to store the ID of
        the partition last used. This caused some statements to fail
        with Can't find record errors. (Bug #59297, Bug #11766232)

      * InnoDB invoked some zlib functions without proper
        initialization. (Bug #11849231)

      * Selecting from a view for which the definition included a
        HAVING clause failed with an error:
1356: View '...' references invalid table(s) or column(s)
or function(s) or definer/invoker of view lack rights to use them
        (Bug #60295, Bug #11829681)

      * The server permitted max_allowed_packet to be set lower than
        net_buffer_length, which does not make sense because
        max_allowed_packet is the upper limit on net_buffer_length
        values. Now a warning occurs and the value remains unchanged.
        (Bug #59959, Bug #11766769)

      * The server read one byte too many when trying to process an
        XML string lacking a closing quote (') or double quote (")
        character used as an argument for UpdateXML() or
        ExtractValue(). (Bug #59901, Bug #11766725)
        See also Bug #44332, Bug #11752979.

      * Attempting to create a spatial index on a CHAR column longer
        than 31 bytes led to an assertion failure if the server was
        compiled with safemutex support. (Bug #59888, Bug #11766714)

      * Aggregation followed by a subquery could produce an incorrect
        result. (Bug #59839, Bug #11766675)

      * An incorrect character set pointer passed to
        my_strtoll10_mb2() caused an assertion to be raised. (Bug
        #59648, Bug #11766519)

      * A missing variable initialization for Item_func_set_user_var
        objects could cause an assertion to be raised. (Bug #59527,
        Bug #11766424)

      * mysqldump did not quote database names in ALTER DATABASE
        statements in its output, which could cause an error at reload
        time for database names containing a dash. (Bug #59398, Bug
        #11766310)

      * In Item_func_month::val_str(), a Valgrind warning for a
        too-late NULL value check was corrected. (Bug #59166, Bug
        #11766126)

      * In Item::get_date, a Valgrind warning for a missing NULL value
        check was corrected. (Bug #59164, Bug #11766124)

      * In extract_date_time(), a Valgrind warning for a missing
        end-of-string check was corrected. (Bug #59151, Bug #11766112)

      * In string context, the MIN() and MAX() functions did not take
        into account the unsignedness of a BIGINT UNSIGNED argument.
        (Bug #59132, Bug #11766094)

      * In Item_func::val_decimal, a Valgrind warning for a missing
        NULL value check was corrected. (Bug #59125, Bug #11766087)

      * In Item_func_str_to_date::val_str, a Valgrind warning for an
        uninitialized variable was corrected. (Bug #58154, Bug
        #11765216)

      * The code for PROCEDURE ANALYSE() had a missing DBUG_RETURN
        statement, which could cause a server crash in debug builds.
        (Bug #58140, Bug #11765202)

      * An assertion could be raised in
        Item_func_int_val::fix_num_length_and_dec() due to overflow
        for geometry functions. (Bug #57900, Bug #11764994)

      * An assertion could be raised if a statement that required a
        name lock on a table (for example, DROP TRIGGER) executed
        concurrently with an INFORMATION_SCHEMA query that also used
        the table. (Bug #56541, Bug #11763784)

      * For a client connected using SSL, the Ssl_cipher_list status
        variable was empty and did not show the possible cipher types.
        (Bug #52596, Bug #11760210)

      * With lower_case_table_names=2, resolution of objects qualified
        by database names could fail. (Bug #50924, Bug #11758687)

      * A potential invalid memory access discovered by Valgrind was
        fixed. (Bug #48053, Bug #11756169)

      * Bitmap functions used in one thread could change bitmaps used
        by other threads, causing an assertion to be raised. (Bug
        #43152, Bug #11752069)

      * SHOW EVENTS did not always show events from the correct
        database. (Bug #41907, Bug #11751148)


Thanks,
MySQL RE Team

Karen Langford  MySQL Release Engineer
Database Group, Oracle.

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