On 05/02/2011 03:25 PM, Kristian Nielsen wrote:
> I am currently looking at the WL#2540 binlog checksum code in lp:mysql-server.
> I stumbled upon the following code, which looks strange:
> static ulong fix_log_event_crc(uchar *buf, uint off, uint event_len,
> uint length, ha_checksum *crc)
> uint16 flags= uint2korr(event_begin + FLAGS_OFFSET);
> DBUG_ASSERT(length >= off + LOG_EVENT_HEADER_LEN); //at least common header in
> int2store(event_begin + FLAGS_OFFSET, flags);
> The "flags" is read out, the written back in the same place, without ever
> being changed or accessed. That looks strange and redundant?
> Maybe there used to be a flag associated with the binlog checksum feature (the
> worklog text still has reference to such flag), but when the flag was deleted
> the reading/writing of the flag bytes was accidentally left in place? Or am I
> missing something?
It seems indeed to be some "leftovers" from some earlier patch needing
to store the flags back again.
Thanks for the heads-up!
> - Kristian.