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From:Joerg Bruehe Date:April 10 2012 11:57am
Subject:MySQL Community Server 5.6.5 has been released
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Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Server 5.6.5 (Milestone Release) is a new version of the world's
most popular open source database.

The new features in these releases are of beta quality. As with any
other pre-production release, caution should be taken when installing on
production level systems or systems with critical data.

Note that 5.6.5 includes all features in MySQL 5.5. For an overview of
what's new in MySQL 5.6, please see the section "What Is New in MySQL
5.6" below, or view it online at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/mysql-nutshell.html

For information on installing MySQL 5.6.5 on new servers, please see the
MySQL installation documentation at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/installing.html

For upgrading from previous MySQL releases, please see the important
upgrade considerations at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/upgrading-from-previous-series.html

Please note that **downgrading** from these releases to a previous
release series is not supported.

MySQL Server 5.6 is available in source and binary form for a number of
platforms from the "Development Releases" selection of our download
pages at

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

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

Below, you find a list of selected changes in 5.6.5. You can view the
full list of all "Bugs Fixed" for 5.6.5 online at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/news-5-6-5.html

If you are running a MySQL production level system, we would like to
direct your attention to MySQL Enterprise Edition, which includes the
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http://mysql.com/products/enterprise/

Enjoy!


On behalf of the MySQL Build Team at Oracle,
Joerg Bruehe


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D.1.2. Changes in MySQL 5.6.5 (2012-April-10, Milestone 8)

Platform Notes

  * Beginning with MySQL 5.6.5 Oracle will no longer provide binaries
    for Mac OS X 10.5.  This aligns with Apple no longer providing
    updates or support for this platform.

Data Type Notes

  * Previously, at most one TIMESTAMP column per table could be
    automatically initialized or updated to the current date and
    time. This restriction has been lifted. Any TIMESTAMP column
    definition can have any combination of DEFAULT
    CURRENT_TIMESTAMP and ON UPDATE CURRENT_TIMESTAMP clauses. In
    addition, these clauses now can be used with DATETIME column
    definitions. For more information, see Section 11.3.4,
    "Automatic Initialization and Updating for TIMESTAMP and
    DATETIME."

Replication with GTIDs

  * Important Change: Replication: This release introduces global
    transaction identifiers (GTIDs) for MySQL Replication. A GTID
    is a unique identifier that is assigned to each transaction as
    it is committed; this identifier is unique on the MySQL Server
    where the transaction originated, as well as across all MySQL
    Servers in a given replication setup. Because GTID-based
    replication depends on tracking transactions, it cannot be
    employed with tables that employ a nontransactional storage
    engine such as MyISAM; thus, it is currently supported only
    with InnoDB tables.
    Because each transaction is uniquely identified, it is not
    necessary when using GTIDs to specify positions in the
    master's binary log when starting a new slave or failing over
    to a new master. This is reflected in the addition of a new
    MASTER_AUTO_POSITION option for the CHANGE MASTER TO statement
    which takes the place of the MASTER_LOG_FILE and
    MASTER_LOG_POS options when when executing this statement to
    prepare a MySQL Server to act as a replication slave.
    To enable GTIDs on a MySQL Server, the server must be started
    with the options
      --gtid-mode=ON --disable-gtid-unsafe-statements --log-bin
      --log-slave-updates
    These options are needed whether the server acts as a replication
    master or as a replication slave; the --gtid-mode and
    --disable-gtid-unsafe-statements options are new in this release.
    Once the master and slave have each been started with these options,
    it is necessary only to issue a CHANGE MASTER TO ...
    MASTER_AUTO_POSITION=1 followed by START SLAVE on the slave to start
    replication.
    A number of new server system variables have also been added
    for monitoring GTID usage. For more information about these
    options and variables, see Section 16.1.4.5, "Global
    Transaction ID Options and Variables."
    As part of these changes, three new mysqlbinlog options
        --include-gtids, --exclude-gtids, and --skip-gtids
    have been added for reading binary logs produced when the server
    participates in replication with GTIDs.

    Important
    Due to an issue discovered just prior to release, you cannot
    import a dump made using mysqldump from a MySQL 5.5 server to
    a MySQL 5.6.5 server and then use mysqlupgrade on the MySQL
    5.6.5 server while GTIDs are enabled; doing so makes it
    impossible to connect to the server normally following the
    upgrade. Instead, you should import the dump and run
    mysqlupgrade while the MySQL 5.6.5 server is running with
    --gtid-mode=OFF, then restart it with --gtid-mode=ON. (Bug
    #13833710.)
    For additional information about GTIDs and setting up
    GTID-based replication, see Section 16.1.3, "Replication with
    Global Transaction Identifiers."

Host Cache Notes

  * MySQL now provides more information about the causes of errors
    that occur when clients connect to the server, as well as
    improved access to the host cache, which contains client IP
    address and host name information and is used to avoid DNS
    lookups. These changes have been implemented:

       + New Connection_errors_xxx status variables provide
         information about connection errors that do not apply to
         specific client IP addresses.

       + Counters have been added to the host cache to track
         errors that do apply to specific IP addresses.

       + A new host_cache Performance Schema table exposes the
         contents of the host cache so that it can be examined
         using SELECT statements. Access to host cache contents
         makes it possible to answer questions such as how many
         hosts are cached, what kinds of connection errors are
         occurring for which hosts, or how close host error counts
         are to reaching the max_connect_errors system variable
         limit. The Performance Schema must be enabled or this
         table is empty.
         If you upgrade to this release of MySQL from an earlier
         version, you must run mysql_upgrade (and restart the
         server) to incorporate this change into the
         performance_schema database.

       + The host cache size now is configurable using the
         host_cache_size system variable. Setting the size to 0
         disables the host cache.This is similar to starting the
         server with --skip-host-cache, but host_cache_size is
         more flexible because it can also be used to resize,
         enable, or disable the host cache at runtime, not just at
         server startup. If you start the server with
         --skip-host-cache, the host cache cannot be re-enabled at
         runtime.

    For more information, see Section 8.11.5.2, "DNS Lookup
    Optimization and the Host Cache," and Section 20.9.8.1, "The
    host_cache Table." (Bug #22821, Bug #24906, Bug #45817, Bug
    #59404, Bug #11746048, Bug #11746269, Bug #11754244, Bug
    #11766316)

Optimizer Features

  * These query optimizer improvements were implemented:

       + The EXPLAIN statement now can produce output in JSON
         format. To select this, use EXPLAIN FORMAT = JSON
         explainable_stmt syntax. With FORMAT = JSON, the output
         includes regular EXPLAIN information, as well as extended
         and partition information.
         Traditional EXPLAIN output has also changed so that empty
         columns contain NULL rather the empty string. In
         addition, UNION RESULT rows have Using filesort in the
         Extra column because a temporary table is used to buffer
         UNION results.
         To work for both Optimizer Trace and JSON-format EXPLAIN
         output, the end_marker parameter for the optimizer_trace
         system variable has been moved to a separate
         end_markers_in_json system variable. This is an
         incompatible change to the optimizer_trace variable. For
         more information, see MySQL Internals: Optimizer tracing
         (http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/MySQL_Internals_Optimizer_tr
         acing).

       + The optimizer tries to find the best query execution plan
         by beginning with the most promising table and
         recursively adding to the plan the most promising of the
         remaining tables. Partial execution plans with a higher
         cost than an already found plan are pruned. The optimizer
         now attempts to improve the order in which it adds tables
         to the plan, resulting in a reduction of the number of
         partial plans considered.
         Queries that are likely to have improved performance are
         joins of many tables, where most tables use eq_ref or ref
         join types (as indicated by EXPLAIN output).
         A new status variable, Last_query_partial_plans, counts
         the number of iterations the optimizer makes in execution
         plan construction for the previous query.

       + The optimizer uses semi-join and materialization
         strategies to optimize subquery execution. See Section
         8.13.15.1, "Optimizing Subqueries with Semi-Join
         Transformations," and Section 8.13.15.2, "Optimizing
         Subqueries with Subquery Materialization." In addition,
         the Batched Key Access (BKA) Join and Block Nested-Loop
         (BNL) Join algorithms used for inner join and outer join
         operations have been extended to support semi-join
         operations. For more information, see Section 8.13.11,
         "Block Nested-Loop and Batched Key Access Joins."
         Several flags have been added to the optimizer_switch
         system variable to enable control over semi-join and
         subquery materialization strategies. See Section 8.8.4.2,
         "Controlling Switchable Optimizations."

       + For expressions such as col_name IN(values) that compare
         a column to a list of values, the optimizer previously
         made row estimates using index dives for each value in
         the list. This becomes inefficient as the number of
         values becomes large. The optimizer now can make row
         estimates for such expressions using index statistics
         instead, which is less accurate but quicker for a large
         number of values. The point at which the optimizer
         switches from index dives to index statistics is
         configurable using the new eq_range_index_dive_limit
         system variable. For more information, see Section
         8.13.1.3, "Equality Range Optimization of Many-Valued
         Comparisons."

Performance Schema Notes

  * The Performance Schema has these additions:

       + The Performance Schema now has a host_cache table that
         exposes the contents of the host cache so that it can be
         examined using SELECT statements. See Host Cache Notes
         above.

       + The Performance Schema now maintains statement digest
         information. This normalizes and groups statements with
         the same "signature" and permits questions to be answered
         about the types of statements the server is executing and
         how often they occur.
            o A statement_digest consumer in the setup_consumers
              table controls whether the Performance Schema
              maintains digest information.
            o The statement event tables
              (events_statements_current,
              events_statements_history, and
              events_statements_history_long) have DIGEST and
              DIGEST_TEXT columns that contain digest MD5 values
              and the corresponding normalized statement text
              strings.
            o A events_statements_summary_by_digest table provides
              aggregated statement digest information.

    If you upgrade to this release of MySQL from an earlier
    version, you must run mysql_upgrade (and restart the server)
    to incorporate these changes into the performance_schema
    database.
    For more information, see Chapter 20, "MySQL Performance
    Schema."

Functionality Added or Changed

  * Security Fix: Passwords stored in the older format used before
    MySQL 4.1 are now deprecated, and the secure_auth system
    variable is enabled by default to prevent connections using
    accounts that have passwords stored in the old format. To
    permit such connections, start the server with
    --skip-secure-auth. (Bug #13586336)

  * Security Fix: MySQL client programs now issue a warning if a
    password is given on the command line that this can be
    insecure.

  * Incompatible Change: The obsolete OPTION modifier for the SET
    statement has been removed.

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: --ignore-builtin-innodb is now ignored
    if used. (Bug #13586262)

  * The MySQL-shared-compat RPM package enables users of Red
    Hat-provided mysql-*-5.1 RPM packages to migrate to
    Oracle-provided MySQL-*-5.5 packages. MySQL-shared-compat now
    replaces the Red Hat mysql-libs package by replacing
    libmysqlclient.so files of the latter package, thus satisfying
    dependencies of other packages on mysql-libs. This change
    affects only users of Red Hat (or Red Hat-compatible) RPM
    packages. Nothing is different for users of Oracle RPM
    packages. (Bug #13867506)

  * Temporary tables for INFORMATION_SCHEMA queries now use packed
    MyISAM format if they contain sufficiently large VARCHAR
    columns, resulting in space savings. (Bug #13627632)

  * As of MySQL 5.5.3, the LOW_PRIORITY modifier for LOCK TABLES
    ... LOW_PRIORITY WRITE has no effect. This modifier is now
    deprecated. Its use should be avoided and now produces a
    warning. Use LOCK TABLES ... WRITE instead. (Bug #13586314)

  * A new CMake option, MYSQL_PROJECT_NAME, can be set on Windows
    or Mac OS X to be used in the project name. (Bug #13551687)

  * If the log_queries_not_using_indexes system variable is
    enabled, slow queries that do not use indexes are written to
    the slow query log. In this case, it is now possible to put a
    logging rate limit on these queries by setting the new
    log_throttle_queries_not_using_indexes system variable, so
    that the slow query log does not grow too quickly. By default,
    this variable is 0, which means there is no limit. Positive
    values impose a per-minute limit on logging of queries that do
    not use indexes. (Bug #55323, Bug #11762697)

  * A new server option, --slow-start-timeout, controls the
    Windows service control manager's service start timeout. The
    value is the maximum number of milliseconds that the service
    control manager waits before trying to kill the MySQL service
    during startup. The default value is 15000 (15 seconds). If
    the MySQL service takes too long to start, you may need to
    increase this value. A value of 0 means there is no timeout.
    (Bug #45546, Bug #11754011)

  * The mysql client now supports an --init-command=str option.
    The option value is an SQL statement to execute after
    connecting to the server. If auto-reconnect is enabled, the
    statement is executed again after reconnection occurs. (Bug
    #45634, Bug #11754087)

  * Several subquery performance issues were resolved through the
    implementation of semi-join subquery optimization strategies.
    See Section 8.13.15.1, "Optimizing Subqueries with Semi-Join
    Transformations." (Bug #47914, Bug #11756048, Bug #58660, Bug
    #11765671, Bug #10815, Bug #11745162, Bug #9021, Bug
    #13519134, Bug #48763, Bug #11756798, Bug #25130, Bug
    #11746289)

  * New utf8_general_mysql500_ci and ucs2_general_mysql500_ci
    collations have been added that preserve the behavior of
    utf8_general_ci and ucs2_general_ci from versions of MySQL
    previous to 5.1.24. Bug #27877 corrected an error in the
    original collations but introduced an incompatibility for
    columns that contain German 'ß' LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S.
    (As a result of the fix, that character compares equal to
    characters with which it previously compared different.) A
    symptom of the problem after upgrading to MySQL 5.1.24 or
    newer from a version older than 5.1.24 is that CHECK TABLE
    produces this error:
Table upgrade required.
Please do "REPAIR TABLE `t`" or dump/reload to fix it!
    Unfortunately, REPAIR TABLE could not fix the problem. The new
    collations permit older tables created before MySQL 5.1.24 to
    be upgraded to current versions of MySQL.
    To convert an affected table after a binary upgrade that
    leaves the table files in place, alter the table to use the
    new collation. Suppose that the table t1 contains one or more
    problematic utf8 columns. To convert the table at the table
    level, use a statement like this:
ALTER TABLE t1
CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_mysql500_ci;
    To apply the change on a column-specific basis, use a
    statement like this (be sure to repeat the column definition
    as originally specified except for the COLLATE clause):
ALTER TABLE t1
MODIFY c1 CHAR(N) CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_mysql500_ci;
    To upgrade the table using a dump and reload procedure, dump
    the table using mysqldump, modify the CREATE TABLE statement
    in the dump file to use the new collation, and reload the
    table.
    After making the appropriate changes, CHECK TABLE should
    report no error.
    For more information, see Section 2.11.3, "Checking Whether
    Tables or Indexes Must Be Rebuilt," and Section 2.11.4,
    "Rebuilding or Repairing Tables or Indexes." (Bug #43593, Bug
    #11752408)

  * MySQL distributions no longer include the GPL readline
    input-editing library. This results in simpler maintenance and
    support, and simplifies licensing considerations.

  * The SET TRANSACTION and START TRANSACTION statements now
    support READ WRITE and READ ONLY modifiers to set the
    transaction access mode for tables used in transactions. The
    default mode is read/write, which is the same mode as
    previously. Read/write mode now may be specified explicitly
    with the READ WRITE modifier. Using READ ONLY prohibits table
    changes and may enable storage engines to make performance
    improvements that are possible when changes are not permitted.
    In addition, the new --transaction-read-only option and
    tx_read_only system variable permit the default transaction
    access mode to be set at server startup and runtime.
    For more information, see Section 13.3.6, "SET TRANSACTION
    Syntax," and Section 13.3.1, "START TRANSACTION, COMMIT, and
    ROLLBACK Syntax."

Bugs Fixed

  * Performance: InnoDB Storage Engine: The optimizer now takes
    into account InnoDB page sizes other than 16KB, which can be
    configured with the innodb_page_size option when creating a
    MySQL instance. This change improves the estimates of I/O
    costs for queries on systems with non-default InnoDB page
    sizes. (Bug #13623078)

  * Performance: InnoDB Storage Engine: Memory allocation for
    InnoDB tables was reorganized to reduce the memory overhead
    for large numbers of tables or partitions, avoiding situations
    where the "resident set size" could grow regardless of FLUSH
    TABLES statements. (Bug #11764622, Bug #57480)

  * Incompatible Change: Replication: CHANGE MASTER TO statements
    were written into the error log using quoted numeric values,
    although the syntax for this statement does not allow such
    option values to be quoted. This meant that such statements
    could not be copied from the error log and re-run verbatim.
    Now CHANGE MASTER TO statements are written to the error log
    without the extraneous quotation marks, and so are
    syntactically correct as logged.

  * Incompatible Change: A change in MySQL 5.6.3 caused LAST_DAY()
    to be more strict and reject incomplete dates with a day part
    of zero. For this function, a nonzero day part is not
    necessary, so the change has been reverted. (Bug #13458237)

  * Important Change: InnoDB Storage Engine: When a row grew in
    size due to an UPDATE operation, other (non-updated) columns
    could be moved to off-page storage so that information about
    the row still fit within the constraints of the InnoDB page
    size. The pointer to the new allocated off-page data was not
    set up until the pages were allocated and written, potentially
    leading to lost data if the system crashed while the column
    was being moved out of the page.
    A related issue was that during such an UPDATE operation, or
    an INSERT operation that reused a delete-marked record, other
    transactions could see invalid data for the affected column,
    regardless of isolation level.
    The fix corrects the order of operations for moving the column
    data off the original page and replacing it with a pointer.
    (Bug #13721257, Bug #12612184, Bug #12704861)

  * Important Change: Replication: The CHANGE MASTER TO statement
    was not checked for invalid characters in values for options
    such as MASTER_HOST and MASTER_USER. In addition, when the
    server was restarted, a value containing certain characters
    was trimmed, causing the loss of its original value. Now such
    values are validated, and in cases where the value contains
    invalid characters, including linefeed (\n or 0x0A)
    characters, the statement fails with an error
    (ER_MASTER_INFO). (Bug #11758581, Bug #50801)

  * Important Change: Replication: Moving the binary log file,
    relay log file, or both files to a new location, then
    restarting the server with a new value for --log-bin,
    --relay-log, or both, caused the server to abort on start.
    This was because the entries in the index file overrode the
    new location. In addition, paths were calculated relative to
    datadir (rather than to the --log-bin or --relay-log values).
    The fix for this problem means that, when the server reads an
    entry from the index file, it now checks whether the entry
    contains a relative path. If it does, the relative part of the
    path is replaced with the absolute path set using the
    --log-bin or --relay-log option. An absolute path remains
    unchanged; in such a case, the index must be edited manually
    to enable the new path or paths to be used. (Bug #11745230,
    Bug #12133)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: A DDL operation such as ALTER TABLE ...
    ADD COLUMN could stall, eventually timing out with an Error
    1005: Can't create table message referring to
    fil_rename_tablespace. (Bug #13636122, Bug #62100, Bug #63553)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: If InnoDB was started with
    innodb_force_recovery set to a value of 3 or 4, and there are
    transactions to roll back, normal shutdown would hang waiting
    for those transactions to complete. Now the shutdown happens
    immediately, without rolling back any transactions, because
    non-zero values for innodb_force_recovery are only appropriate
    for troubleshooting and diagnostic purposes. (Bug #13628420)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: The MySQL server could hang in some
    cases if the configuration option innodb_use_native_aio was
    turned off. (Bug #13619598)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: The configuration option
    innodb_sort_buf_size was renamed to innodb_sort_buffer_size
    for consistency. This work area is used while creating an
    InnoDB index. (Bug #13610358)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: The server could crash when creating an
    InnoDB temporary table under Linux, if the $TMPDIR setting
    points to a tmpfs filesystem and innodb_use_native_aio is
    enabled, as it is by default in MySQL 5.5.4 and higher. The
    entry in the error log looked like:
101123  2:10:59  InnoDB: Operating system error number 22 in a file
operation.
InnoDB: Error number 22 means 'Invalid argument'.
    The crash occurred because asynchronous I/O is not supported
    on tmpfs in some Linux kernel versions. The workaround was to
    turn off the innodb_use_native_aio setting or use a different
    temporary directory. The fix causes InnoDB to turn off the
    innodb_use_native_aio setting automatically if it detects that
    the temporary file directory does not support asynchronous
    I/O. (Bug #13593888, Bug #11765450, Bug #58421)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: During startup, the status variable
    Innodb_buffer_pool_dump_status could be empty for a brief time
    before being initialized to the correct value not started.
    (Bug #13513676)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: The MySQL error log could contain
    messages like:
InnoDB: Ignoring strange row from mysql.innodb_index_stats WHERE ...
    The fix makes the contents of the innodb_index_stats and
    innodb_table_stats tables case-sensitive, to properly
    distinguish the statistics for tables whose names differ only
    in letter case. Other cases were fixed where the wrong name
    could be selected for an index while retrieving persistent
    statistics. (Bug #13432465)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: The MySQL server could halt with an
    assertion error:
InnoDB: Failing assertion: page_get_n_recs(page) > 1
    Subsequent restarts could fail with the same error. The error
    occurred during a purge operation involving the InnoDB change
    buffer. The workaround was to set the configuration option
    innodb_change_buffering=inserts. (Bug #13413535, Bug #61104)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: When doing a live downgrade from MySQL
    5.6.4 or later, with innodb_page_size set to a value other
    than 16384, now the earlier MySQL version reports that the
    page size is incompatible with the older version, rather than
    crashing or displaying a "corruption" error. (Bug #13116225)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: Certain CREATE TABLE statements could
    fail for InnoDB child tables containing foreign key
    definitions. This problem affected Windows systems only, with
    the setting lower_case_table_names=0. It was a regression from
    MySQL bug #55222. (Bug #13083023, Bug #60229)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: If the server crashed during a TRUNCATE
    TABLE or CREATE INDEX statement for an InnoDB table, or a DROP
    DATABASE statement for a database containing InnoDB tables, an
    index could be corrupted, causing an error message when
    accessing the table after restart:
InnoDB: Error: trying to load index index_name for table table_name
InnoDB: but the index tree has been freed!
    (Bug #12861864, Bug5.1 #11766019)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: InnoDB persistent statistics gave less
    accurate estimates for date columns than for columns of other
    data types. The fix changes the way cardinality is estimated
    for non-unique keys, and avoids situations where identical
    values could be counted twice if they occurred on different
    index pages. (Bug #12429443)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: Improved the accuracy of persistent
    InnoDB statistics for large tables. The estimate of distinct
    records could be inaccurate if the index tree was more than 3
    levels deep. (Bug #12316365)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: Shutdown could hang with messages like
    this in the log:
Waiting for purge thread  to be suspended
    After 1 hour, the shutdown times out and mysqld quits. This
    problem is most likely to occur with a high value for
    innodb_purge_threads. (Bug #11765863, Bug #58868, Bug #60939)

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: When DROP TABLE failed due to all undo
    slots being in use, the error returned was Unknown table '...'
    rather than the expected Too many active concurrent
    transactions. (Bug #11764724, Bug #57586)
    References: See also Bug #11764668, Bug #57529.

  * InnoDB Storage Engine: Server startup could produce an error
    for temporary tables using the InnoDB storage engine, if the
    path in the $TMPDIR variable ended with a / character. The
    error log would look like:
120202 19:21:26  InnoDB: Error: trying to open a table, but could not
InnoDB: open the tablespace file './t/#sql7750_1_0.ibd'!
    (Bug #11754376, Bug #45976)

  * Partitioning: When creating a view from a SELECT statement
    that used explicit partition selection, the partition
    selection portion of the query was ignored. (Bug #13559657)

  * Partitioning: Adding a partition to an already existing
    LIST-partitioned table did not work correctly if the number of
    items in the new partition was greater than 16. This could
    happen when trying to add a partition using an ALTER TABLE ...
    ADD PARTITION statement, or an ALTER TABLE ... REORGANIZE
    PARTITION statement. (Bug #13029508, Bug #62505)

  * Partitioning: A function internal to the code for finding
    matching subpartitions represented an unsigned number as
    signed, with the result that matching subpartitions were
    sometimes missed in results of queries. (Bug #12725206, Bug
    #61765)
    References: See also Bug #20257.

  * Partitioning: After updating a row of a partitioned table and
    selecting that row within the same transaction with the query
    cache enabled, then performing a ROLLBACK, the same result was
    returned by an identical SELECT issued in a new transaction.
    (Bug #11761296, Bug #53775)

  * Partitioning: An ALTER TABLE ... ADD PARTITION statement
    subsequent to ALTER TABLE ... REORGANIZE PARTITION failed on a
    table partitioned by HASH or KEY. (Bug #11764110, Bug #56909)

  * Replication: Executing mysqlbinlog with the --start-position=N
    option, where N was equal either to 0 or to a value greater
    than the length of the dump file, caused it to crash.
    This issue was introduced in MySQL 5.5.18 by the fix for Bug
    #32228 and Bug #11747416. (Bug #13593869, Bug #64035)

  * Replication: When starting the server, replication
    repositories were checked even when the --server-id was equal
    to 0 (the default), in spite of the fact that a valid nonzero
    value for --server-id must be supplied for a server that acts
    as either a master or a slave in MySQL replication.
    This could cause problems when trying to perform a live
    upgrade from MySQL 5.5, although it was possible to work
    around the issue by starting the server with
    --skip-slave-start (in addition to any other required
    options).
    To avoid this problem, replication repositories are now
    checked only when the server is started with --server-id using
    a nonzero value. (Bug #13427444, Bug #13504821)

  * Replication: Formerly, the default value shown for the Port
    column in the output of SHOW SLAVE HOSTS was 3306 whether the
    port had been set incorrectly or not set at all. Now, when the
    slave port is not set, 0 is used as the default. This change
    also affects the default used for the --report-port server
    option. (Bug #13333431)

  * Replication: A race condition could occur when running
    multiple instances of mysqld on a single machine, when more
    than slave thread was started at the same time, and each such
    thread tried to use the same temporary file concurrently. (Bug
    #12844302, Bug #62055)

  * Replication: Statements that wrote to tables with
    AUTO_INCREMENT columns based on an unordered SELECT from
    another table could lead to the master and the slave going out
    of sync, as the order in which the rows are retrieved from the
    table may differ between them. Such statements include any
    INSERT ... SELECT, REPLACE ... SELECT, or CREATE TABLE ...
    SELECT statement. Such statements are now marked as unsafe for
    statement-based replication, which causes the execution of one
    to throw a warning, and forces the statement to be logged
    using the row-based format if the logging format is MIXED.
    (Bug #11758263, Bug #50440)

  * Replication: On Windows replication slave hosts, STOP SLAVE
    took an excessive length of time to complete when the master
    was down. (Bug #11752315, Bug #43460)

  * The optimizer did not perform constant propagation for views,
    so a query containing views resulted in a less efficient
    execution plan than the corresponding query using only base
    tables. (Bug #13783777)

  * A memory leak could occur for queries containing a subquery
    that used GROUP BY on an outer column. (Bug #13724099)

  * After using an ALTER TABLE statement to change the
    KEY_BLOCK_SIZE property for an InnoDB table, for example when
    switching from an uncompressed to a compressed table,
    subsequent server restarts could fail with a message like:
InnoDB: Error: data file path/ibdata2 uses page size 1024,
InnoDB: but the only supported page size in this release is=16384
    This issue is a regression introduced in MySQL 5.5.20. (Bug
    #13698765, Bug #64160)

  * _mi_print_key() iterated one time too many when there was a
    NULL bit, resulting in Valgrind warnings. (Bug #13686970)

  * Pushing down to InnoDB an index condition that called a stored
    function resulted in a server crash. This kind of condition is
    no longer pushed down. (Bug #13655397)

  * A SELECT from a subquery that returned an empty result could
    itself fail to return an empty result as expected. (Bug
    #13651009, Bug #13650418)

  * If during server startup a signal such as SIGHUP was caught
    prior to full server initialization, the server could crash.
    This was due to a race condition between the signal handler
    thread and the main thread performing server initialization.
    To prevent this from happening, signal processing is now
    suspended until full initialization of all server components
    has been completed successfully. (Bug #13608371, Bug #62311)

  * The shared version of libmysqlclient did not export these
    functions for linking by client programs: get_tty_password(),
    handle_options(), my_print_help(). (Bug #13604121)

  * An aggregated expression of type MIN() or MAX() should return
    NULL but could instead return the empty set if the query was
    implicitly grouped and there was no HAVING clause that
    evaluates to FALSE. (Bug #13599013)

  * Left join queries could be incorrectly converted to inner
    joins and return erroneous result sets. (Bug #13595212)

  * Date-handling code could raise an assertion attempting to
    calculate the number of seconds since the epoch. (Bug
    #13545236)

  * For queries that used a join type of ref_or_null, the
    optimizer could skip the filesort operation and sort the
    results incorrectly. (Bug #13531865)

  * For some queries, a filesort operation was done even when the
    result contained only a single row and needed no sorting. (Bug
    #13529048)

  * The optimizer could return an incorrect select limit in some
    cases when a query included no explicit LIMIT clause. (Bug
    #13528826)

  * In some cases, the optimizer failed to use a covering index
    when that was possible and read data rows instead. (Bug
    #13514959)

  * The Performance Schema instrumentation for stages did not
    fully honor the ENABLED column in the schema.setup_instruments
    table. (Bug #13509513)

  * SELECT statements failed for the EXAMPLE storage engine. (Bug
    #13511529)
    References: This bug was introduced by Bug #11746275.

  * Converting a string ending with a decimal point (such as '1.')
    to a floating-point number raised a data truncation warning.
    (Bug #13500371)

  * Use of an uninitialized TABLE_SHARE member could cause a
    server crash. (Bug #13489996)

  * Some outer joins that used views as inner tables did not
    evaluate conditions correctly. (Bug #13464334)

  * A query that used an index on a CHAR column referenced in a
    BETWEEN clause could return invalid results. (Bug #13463488,
    Bug #63437)

  * Expressions that compared a BIGINT column with any non-integer
    constant were performed using integers rather than decimal or
    float values, with the result that the constant could be
    truncated. This could lead to any such comparison that used <,
    >, <=, >=, =, !=/<>, IN, or BETWEEN yielding false positive or
    negative results. (Bug #13463415, Bug #11758543, Bug #63502,
    Bug #50756)

  * Instantiating a derived table for a query with an empty result
    caused a server crash. (Bug #13457552)

  * When the optimizer performed conversion of DECIMAL values
    while evaluating range conditions, it could produce incorrect
    results. (Bug #13453382)

  * On Windows, rebuilds in a source distribution failed to create
    the initial database due to insufficient cleanup from the
    previous run or failure to find the proper server executable.
    (Bug #13431251)

  * Enabling index condition pushdown could cause performance
    degradation. (Bug #13430436)

  * Implicitly grouped queries with a const table and no matching
    rows could return incorrect results. (Bug #13430588)

  * When a fixed-width row was inserted into a MyISAM temporary
    table, the entire content of the record buffer was written to
    the table, including any trailing space contained in VARCHAR
    columns, the issue being that this trailing space could be
    uninitialized. This problem has been resolved by insuring that
    only the bytes actually used to store the VARCHAR (and none
    extra) are copied and inserted in such cases. (Bug #13389854)

  * Fractional seconds parts were lost for certain UNION ALL
    queries. (Bug #13375823)

  * Temporary MyISAM tables (unlike normal MyISAM tables) did not
    use the packed record format when they contained VARCHAR
    columns, resulting in larger temporary files (and more file
    I/O) than necessary. (Bug #13350136)

  * When merging ranges that effectively resulted in a full index
    scan, the optimizer did not discard the range predicate as
    unneeded. (Bug #13354910)

  * When executing EXPLAIN, it was assumed that only the default
    multi-range read implementation could produce an ordered
    result; this meant that when a query on a table that used a
    storage engine providing its own sorted MRR, it was ignored,
    so that EXPLAIN failed to report Using MRR even when a
    multi-range read was used. (Bug #13330645)

  * Performance Schema idle event timings were not normalized to
    the same units as wait timings. (Bug #13018537)

  * In MySQL 5.6.3, a number of status variables were changed to
    longlong types so that they would roll over much later.
    However, the format string used by mysqladmin status to print
    Queries per second values did not reflect this, causing such
    values to be misreported. (Bug #12990746)
    References: See also Bug #42698. This bug was introduced by
    Bug #11751727.

  * When the result of a stored function returning a non-integer
    type was evaluated for NULL, an incorrect type warning
    (Warning 1292 Truncated incorrect INTEGER value) is generated,
    although such a test for NULL should work with any type. This
    could cause stored routines not handling the warning correctly
    to fail.
    The issue could be worked around by wrapping the result in an
    expression, using a function such as CONCAT(). (Bug #12872824,
    Bug #62125)

  * When running mysqldump with both the --single-transaction and
    --flush-logs options, the flushing of the log performed an
    implicit COMMIT (see Section 13.3.3, "Statements That Cause an
    Implicit Commit"), causing more than one transaction to be
    used and thus breaking consistency. (Bug #12809202, Bug
    #61854)

  * A query that used an aggregate function such as MAX() or MIN()
    of an index with NOT BETWEEN in the WHERE clause could fail to
    match rows, thus returning an invalid result. (Bug #12773464,
    Bug #61925)

  * With ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY SQL mode enabled, columns that were
    not aggregated in the the select list or named in a GROUP BY
    were incorrectly permitted in ORDER BY. (Bug #12626418)

  * Mishandling of NO_BACKSLASH_ESCAPES SQL mode within stored
    procedures on slave servers could cause replication failures.
    (Bug #12601974)

  * With ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY SQL mode enabled, a query that uses
    GROUP BY on a column derived from a subquery in the FROM
    clause failed with a column isn't in GROUP BY error, if the
    query was in a view. (Bug #11923239)

  * Attempting to execute ALTER TABLE on a temporary MERGE table
    having an underlying temporary table rendered the MERGE table
    unusable, unless the ALTER TABLE specified a new list of
    underlying tables. (Bug #11764786, Bug #57657)

  * When used with the --xml option, mysqldump --routines failed
    to dump any stored routines, triggers, or events. (Bug
    #11760384, Bug #52792)

  * A HAVING clause in a query using MIN() or MAX() was sometimes
    ignored. (Bug #11760517, Bug #52935)
    References: See also Bug #11758970, Bug #51242, Bug #11759718,
    Bug #52051.

  * It was possible in the event of successive failures for
    mysqld_safe to restart quickly enough to consume excessive
    amounts of CPU. Now, on systems that support the sleep and
    date system utilities, mysqld_safe checks to see whether it
    has restarted more than 5 times in the current second, and if
    so, waits 1 second before attempting another restart. (Bug
    #11761530, Bug #54035)

  * It was possible on replication slaves where FEDERATED tables
    were in use to get timeouts on long-running operations, such
    as Error 1160 Got an error writing communication packets. The
    FEDERATED tables did not need to be replicated for the issue
    to occur. (Bug #11758931, Bug #51196)
    References: See also Bug #12896628, Bug #61790.

  * Previously, .OLD files were not included among the files
    deleted by DROP DATABASE. Files with this extension are now
    also deleted by the statement. (Bug #11751736, Bug #42708)

  * If an attempt to initiate a statement failed, the issue could
    not be reported to the client because it was not prepared to
    receive any error messages prior to the execution of any
    statement. Since the user could not execute any queries, they
    were simply disconnected without providing a clear error.
    After the fix for this issue, the client is prepared for an
    error as soon as it attempts to initiate a statement, so that
    the error can be reported prior to disconnecting the user.
    (Bug #11755281, Bug #47032)

  * A prepared statement using a view whose definition changed
    between preparation and execution continued to use the old
    definition, which could cause the prepared statement to return
    incorrect results. (Bug #11748352, Bug #36002)

  * Locale information for FORMAT() function instances was lost in
    view definitions. (Bug #63020, Bug #13344643)

  * mysqlhotcopy failed for databases containing views. (Bug
    #62472, Bug #13006947)

  * The VIO description string was initialized even for
    connections where it was unneeded. (Bug #62285, Bug #12951586)

  * The embedded server crashed when argc = 0. (Bug #57931, Bug
    #12561297)

  * The handle_segfault() signal-handler code in mysqld could
    itself crash due to calling unsafe functions. (Bug #54082, Bug
    #11761576)

  * UPDATE IGNORE returned an incorrect count for number of rows
    updated when there were duplicate-key conflicts in a
    multiple-table update. (Bug #59715, Bug #11766576)

  * The optimizer mishandled STRAIGHT_JOIN used with nested joins;
    for example, by not evaluating tables in the specified order.
    (Bug #59487, Bug #11766384, Bug #43368, Bug #11752239, Bug
    #60080, Bug #11766858)

  * A subquery involved in a comparison requiring a character set
    conversion caused an error that resulted in a server crash.
    (Bug #59185, Bug #11766143)

  * Assigning the result of a subquery to a user variable raised
    an assertion when the outer query included DISTINCT and GROUP
    BY. (Bug #57196, Bug #11764371)

  * On Windows, pasting multiple-line input including a CRLF
    terminator on the last line into the mysql client resulted in
    the first character of the last line being changed, resulting
    in erroneous statements. (Bug #60901, Bug #12589167)

  * If tables were locked by LOCK TABLES ... READ in another
    session, SET GLOBAL read_only = 1 failed to complete. (Bug
    #57612, Bug #11764747)

  * The contents of the shared and shared-compat RPM packages had
    been changed in versions 5.5.6 and 5.6.1 to avoid the overlap
    which they traditionally had (and still have in MySQL 5.0 and
    5.1). However, the RPM meta information had not been changed
    in accordance, and so RPM still assumed a conflict between
    shared and shared-compat RPM packages. This has been fixed.
    (Bug #60855, Bug #12368215)
    References: See also Bug #56150.

  * The result of SUBSTRING_INDEX() could be missing characters
    when used as an argument to conversion functions such as
    LOWER(). (Bug #60166, Bug #11829861)

  * A confusing CREATE TABLE error message was improved. (Bug
    #54963, Bug #11762377)

  * For comparisons containing out-of-range constants, the
    optimizer permitted warnings to leak through to the client,
    even though it accounted for the range issue internally. (Bug
    #56962, Bug #11764155)

  * Enabling myisam_use_mmap could cause the server to crash. (Bug
    #48726, Bug #11756764)

  * On Windows, the server incorrectly constructed the full path
    name of the plugin binary for INSTALL PLUGIN and CREATE
    FUNCTION ... SONAME. (Bug #45549, Bug #11754014)

  * Using myisamchk with the sort recover method to repair a table
    having fixed-width row format could cause the row pointer size
    to be reduced, effectively resulting in a smaller maximum data
    file size. (Bug #48848, Bug #11756869)

  * myisam_sort_buffer_size could not be set larger than 4GB on
    64-bit systems. (Bug #45702, Bug #11754145)

  * For MEMORY tables, a scan of a HASH index on a VARCHAR column
    could fail to find some rows if the index was on a prefix of
    the column. (Bug #47704, Bug #11755870)

  * The stored routine cache was subject to a small memory leak
    that over time or with many routines being used could result
    in out-of-memory errors. (Bug #44585, Bug #11753187)

  * Due to improper locking, concurrent inserts into an ARCHIVE
    table at the same time as repair and check operations on the
    table resulted in table corruption. (Bug #37280, Bug
    #11748748)

  * Under some circumstances, the result of SUBSTRING_INDEX()
    incorrectly depended on the contents of the previous row. (Bug
    #42404, Bug #11751514)

  * Setting an event to DISABLED status and with the ON COMPLETION
    NOT PRESERVE attribute caused it to be dropped at the next
    server restart. (Bug #37666, Bug #11748899)

  * Stored functions could produce an error message that referred
    to ORDER BY even though the offending statement within the
    function had no such clause. (Bug #35410, Bug #11748187)

  * The decision about how to sort a result set could be reported
    incorrectly by EXPLAIN for some statements, causing Using
    filesort or Using temporary to be reported when they should
    not have been or vice versa. This could occur for statements
    that included index hints, that had the form SELECT
    SQL_BIG_RESULT ... GROUP BY, that used SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS
    with LIMIT, or that used GROUP BY, ORDER BY, and LIMIT.

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