Fred> I recompiled with >= and restarted mysqld with concurrent inserts.
Fred> My original problem hasn't happened since then after a bit of
Fred> It does seem that merge tables will not be the only tables affected.
Fred> Probably the following query would show similar symptoms:
Fred> select indexfield, tablefield from myisamtable
Fred> where indexfield >= 990 order by indexfield desc
Fred> That is, if I'm correct that it would use the index going backwards
Fred> and reading each record from the table as well.
MySQL can't yet optimize ORDER BY with DESC to reading index
backwards; This is however something we have on our TODO to fix.
>> Ouch, you are right. Thanks for spotting this!
Fred> Glad I could help a bit. Will the fix be in 3.23.34 ?
Yes, of course. We don't make a new release with any known repeatable bugs!
Fred> Thanks for your fast support and a wonderful product.