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From:Hery Ramilison Date:November 10 2010 7:11pm
Subject:MySQL Community Server 5.5.7-rc has been released
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Dear MySQL users,


MySQL Server 5.5.7-rc, a new version of the popular Open Source
Database Management System, has been released.

The "-rc" suffix indicates this is a "release candidate". When there is
sufficient positive feedback, there will be a "GA" (production quality)
version of 5.5. From then on, MySQL 5.5 will receive production bug
fixing support.

For commercial offerings, see

     http://mysql.com/products/

MySQL 5.5 includes several high-impact changes to address scalability
and performance issues in MySQL Server. These changes exploit advances
in hardware and CPU design and enable better utilization of existing
hardware.

For an overview of what's new in MySQL 5.5, please see the section
"What Is New in MySQL 5.5" online at

     http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/mysql-nutshell.html

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

For information on installing MySQL 5.5.7-rc on new servers, please see
the MySQL installation documentation at

     http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/installing.html

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

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/upgrading-from-previous-series.html

MySQL Server 5.5 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

The complete list of all "Bugs Fixed" may be viewed online at

     http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/news-5-5-7.html

Special note for those of you who build from source:

Since MySQL 5.5.5-m3, CMake has been used as the build framework for all 
platforms. See how you can use CMake as per the instructions on this web 
page:

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

The official packages for this release have been produced using CMake.
As always, we value your feedback!

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Changes in MySQL 5.5.7-rc:

Authentication Changes:

   * MySQL authentication supports two new capabilities, pluggable
     authentication and proxy users:

        + With pluggable authentication, the server can use plugins
          to authenticate incoming client connections, and clients
          can load an authentication plugin that interacts properly
          with the corresponding server plugin. This capability
          enables clients to connect to the MySQL server with
          credentials that are appropriate for authentication
          methods other than the built-in MySQL authentication
          based on native MySQL passwords stored in the mysql.user
          table. For example, plugins can be created to use
          external authentication methods such as LDAP, Kerberos,
          PAM, or Windows login IDs.

        + Proxy user capability enables a client who connects and
          authenticates as one user to be treated, for purposes of
          access control while connected, as having the privileges
          of a different user. In effect, one user impersonates
          another. Proxy capability depends on pluggable
          authentication because it is based on having an
          authentication plugin return to the server the user name
          that the connecting user impersonates.

     Pluggable authentication entails these changes:

        + For user specifications in the CREATE USER and GRANT
          statements, a new IDENTIFIED WITH clause for specifying
          the authentication plugin.

        + For the mysql.user table, new columns that specify plugin
          information. The plugin column, if nonempty, indicates
          which plugin authenticates connections for an account.
          The authentication_string column is a string that is
          passed to the plugin.

        + For the mysql_options() C API function, new
          MYSQL_DEFAULT_AUTH and MYSQL_PLUGIN_DIR options that
          enable client programs to load authentication plugins.

        + For the mysql client, new --default-auth and --plugin-dir
          options for specifying which authentication plugin and
          plugin directory to use.

        + For the mysqltest client, a new --plugin-dir option for
          specifying which plugin directory to use, and a new
          connect() command argument to specify an authentication
          plugin.

        + For the server plugin API, a new
          MYSQL_AUTHENTICATION_PLUGIN plugin type.

        + A client plugin API that enables client programs to
          manage plugins.

        + Reimplementation of the built-in authentication methods
          previously supported in MySQL as plugins. These methods
          provide native password checking and pre-MySQL 4.1.1
          authentication that uses shorter password hash values.
          This change only reimplements the built-in methods as
          plugins that cannot be unloaded. Existing clients
          authenticate as before with no changes needed. In
          particular, starting the server with the --secure-auth
          option still prevents clients that have pre-4.1.1
          password hashes from connecting, and --skip-grant-tables
          still disables all password checking.

     Proxy user capability entails these changes:

        + A new PROXY privilege that can be managed with the GRANT
          and REVOKE statements.

        + New proxy_user and external_user system variables that
          indicate whether the current session uses proxying.

        + A new mysql.proxies_priv grant table that records proxy
          information for MySQL accounts.
     Due to these changes, the server requires that the new grant
     table, proxies_priv, be present in the mysql database. If you
     are upgrading from a previous MySQL release rather than
     performing a new installation, the server will exit during
     startup after finding that this table is missing. To create
     the table, start the server with the --skip-grant-tables
     option to cause it to skip the normal grant table checks, then
     run mysql_upgrade. For example:
       shell> mysqld --skip-grant-tables &
       shell> mysql_upgrade
     Then stop the server and restart it normally.
     You can specify other options on the mysqld command line if
     necessary. Alternatively, if your installation is configured
     so that the server normally reads options from an option file,
     use the --defaults-file option to specify the file (enter each
     command on a single line):
       shell> mysqld --defaults-file=/usr/local/mysql/etc/my.cnf
              --skip-grant-tables &
       shell> mysql_upgrade
     With the --skip-grant-tables option, the server does no
     password or privilege checking, so any client can connect and
     effectively have all privileges. For additional security, use
     the --skip-networking option as well to prevent remote clients
     from connecting.
     For additional information, consult these references:

        + Information about pluggable authentication, including
          installation and usage instructions: Section 5.5.6,
          "Pluggable Authentication."

        + Information about proxy users: Section 5.5.7, "Proxy
          Users."

        + Information about the server and client plugin API:
          Section 23.2.4.1, "General Plugin Data Structures and
          Functions."

        + Information about the C API functions for managing client
          plugins: See Section 22.9.10, "Client Plugin API C
          Functions."

Functionality added or changed:

   * The unused and undocumented thread_pool_size system variable
     was removed.
     (Bug#57338: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=57338)

   * A new status variable, Handler_read_last, displays the number
     of requests to read the last key in an index. With ORDER BY,
     the server will issue a first-key request followed by several
     next-key requests, whereas with With ORDER BY DESC, the server
     will issue a last-key request followed by several previous-key
     requests. (Bug#52312: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=52312)

Bugs fixed:

   * Performance: InnoDB Storage Engine: The master InnoDB
     background thread could sometimes cause transient performance
     drops due to excessive flushing of modified pages.
     (Bug#56933: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56933)

   * Security Fix: The server crashed for assignment of values of
     types other than Geometry to items of type GeometryCollection
     (MultiPoint, MultiCurve, MultiSurface). Now the server checks
     the field type and fails with bad geometry value if it detects
     incorrect parameters.
     (Bug#55531: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55531)

   * Security Fix: EXPLAIN EXTENDED caused a server crash with some
     prepared statements.
     (Bug#54494: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54494)

   * Security Fix: In prepared-statement mode, EXPLAIN for a SELECT
     from a derived table caused a server crash.
     (Bug#54488: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54488)

   * Security Fix: The PolyFromWKB() function could crash the
     server when improper WKB data was passed to the function.
     (Bug#51875: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=51875,
     CVE-2010-3840
     (http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-3840))

   * Incompatible Change: Replication: The behavior of INSERT
     DELAYED statements when using statement-based replication has
     changed as follows:
     Previously, when using binlog_format=STATEMENT, a warning was
     issued in the client when executing INSERT DELAYED; now, no
     warning is issued in such cases.
     Previously, when using binlog_format=STATEMENT, INSERT DELAYED
     was logged as INSERT DELAYED; now, it is logged as an INSERT,
     without the DELAYED option.
     However, when binlog_format=STATEMENT, INSERT DELAYED
     continues to be executed as INSERT (without the DELAYED
     option). The behavior of INSERT DELAYED remains unchanged when
     using binlog_format=ROW: INSERT DELAYED generates no warnings,
     is executed as INSERT DELAYED, and is logged using the
     row-based format.
     This change also affects binlog_format=MIXED, because INSERT
     DELAYED is no longer considered unsafe. Now, when the logging
     format is MIXED, no switch to row-based logging occurs. This
     means that the statement is logged as a simple INSERT (that
     is, without the DELAYED option), using the statement-based
     logging format.
     (Bug#54579: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54579)

   * Incompatible Change: Previously, if you flushed the logs using
     FLUSH LOGS or mysqladmin flush-logs and mysqld was writing the
     error log to a file (for example, if it was started with the
     --log-error option), it renamed the current log file with the
     suffix -old, then created a new empty log file. This had the
     problem that a second log-flushing operation thus caused the
     original error log file to be lost unless you saved it under a
     different name. For example, you could use the following
     commands to save the file:
       shell> mysqladmin flush-logs
       shell> mv host_name.err-old backup-directory
     To avoid the preceding file-loss problem, renaming no longer
     occurs. The server merely closes and reopens the log file. To
     rename the file, you can do so manually before flushing. Then
     flushing the logs reopens a new file with the original file
     name. For example, you can rename the file and create a new
     one using the following commands:
       shell> mv host_name.err host_name.err-old
       shell> mysqladmin flush-logs
       shell> mv host_name.err-old backup-directory
     (Bug#29751: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=29751)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: Replication: If the master had
     innodb_file_per_table=OFF, innodb_file_format=Antelope (and
     innodb_strict_mode=OFF), or both, certain CREATE TABLE
     options, such as KEY_BLOCK_SIZE, were ignored. This could
     allow master to avoid raising ER_TOO_BIG_ROWSIZE errors.
     However, the ignored CREATE TABLE options were still written
     into the binary log, so that, if the slave had
     innodb_file_per_table=ON and innodb_file_format=Barracuda, it
     could encounter an ER_TOO_BIG_ROWSIZE error while executing
     the record from the log, causing the slave SQL thread to abort
     and replication to fail.
     In the case where the master was running MySQL 5.1 and the
     slave was MySQL 5.5 (or later), the failure occurred when both
     master and slave were running with default values for
     innodb_file_per_table and innodb_file_format. This could cause
     problems during upgrades.
     To address this issue, the default values for
     innodb_file_per_table and innodb_file_format are reverted to
     the MySQL 5.1 default values---that is, OFF and Antelope,
     respectively.
     (Bug#56318: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56318)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: The server could crash with a high
     volume of concurrent LOCK TABLE and UNLOCK TABLES statements.
     (Bug#57345: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=57345)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: InnoDB incorrectly reported an error
     when a cascading foreign key constraint deleted more than 250
     rows. (Bug#57255: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=57255)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: The output from the SHOW ENGINE INNODB
     STATUS command can now be up to 1 MB. Formerly, it was
     truncated at 64 KB. Monitoring applications that parse can
     check if output exceeds this new, larger limit by testing the
     Innodb_truncated_status_writes status variable.
     (Bug#56922: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56922)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: A SELECT ... FOR UPDATE statement
     affecting a range of rows in an InnoDB table could cause a
     crash in the debug version of the server.
     (Bug#56716: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56716)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: Improved the performance of UPDATE
     operations on InnoDB tables, when only non-indexed columns are
     changed. (Bug#56340: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56340)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: When MySQL was restarted after a crash
     with the option innodb_force_recovery=6, certain queries
     against InnoDB tables could fail, depending on WHERE or ORDER
     BY clauses.
     Usually in such a disaster recovery situation, you dump the
     entire table using a query without these clauses. During
     advanced troubleshooting, you might use queries with these
     clauses to diagnose the position of the corrupted data, or to
     recover data following the corrupted part.
     (Bug#55832: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55832)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: The CHECK TABLE command could cause a
     time-consuming verification of the InnoDB adaptive hash index
     memory structure. Now this extra checking is only performed in
     binaries built for debugging.
     (Bug#55716: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55716)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: A heavy workload with a large number of
     threads could cause a crash in the debug version of the
     server. (Bug#55699: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55699)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: The server could crash on shutdown, if
     started with --innodb-use-system-malloc=0.
     (Bug#55627: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55627)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: If the server crashed during a RENAME
     TABLE operation on an InnoDB table, subsequent crash recovery
     could fail. This problem could also affect an ALTER TABLE
     statement that caused a rename operation internally.
     (Bug#55027: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55027)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: Setting the PACK_KEYS=0 table option
     for an InnoDB table prevented new indexes from being added to
     the table. (Bug#54606: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54606)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: Changed the locking mechanism for the
     InnoDB data dictionary during ROLLBACK operations, to improve
     concurrency for REPLACE statements.
     (Bug#54538: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54538)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: With multiple buffer pools enabled,
     InnoDB could flush more data from the buffer pool than
     necessary, causing extra I/O overhead.
     (Bug#54346: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54346)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: InnoDB transactions could be
     incorrectly committed during recovery, rather than rolled
     back, if the server crashed and was restarted after performing
     ALTER TABLE...ADD PRIMARY KEY on an InnoDB table, or some
     other operation that involves copying the entire table.
     (Bug#53756: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=53756)

   * InnoDB Storage Engine: InnoDB startup messages now include the
     start and end times for buffer pool initialization, and the
     total buffer pool size.
     (Bug#48026: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=48026)

   * Partitioning: Multi-table UPDATE statements involving a
     partitioned MyISAM table could cause this table to become
     corrupted. Not all tables affected by the UPDATE needed to be
     partitioned for this issue to be observed.
     (Bug#55458: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55458)

   * Partitioning: EXPLAIN PARTITIONS returned bad estimates for
     range queries on partitioned MyISAM tables. In addition,
     values in the rows column of EXPLAIN PARTITIONS output did not
     take partition pruning into account.
     (Bug#53806: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=53806,
     Bug#46754: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=46754)

   * Replication: SET PASSWORD caused row-based replication to fail
     between a MySQL 5.1 master and a MySQL 5.5 slave.
     This fix makes it possible to replicate SET PASSWORD
     correctly, using row-based replication between a master
     running MySQL 5.1.53 or a later MySQL 5.1 release to a slave
     running MySQL 5.5.7 or a later MySQL 5.5 release.
     (Bug#57098: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=57098)
     See also Bug#55452: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55452,
     Bug#57357: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=57357.

   * Replication: Backticks used to enclose identifiers for
     savepoints were not preserved in the binary log, which could
     lead to replication failure when the identifier, stripped of
     backticks, could be misinterpreted, causing a syntax or other
     error.
     This could cause problems with MySQL application programs
     making use of generated savepoint IDs. If, for instance,
     java.sql.Connection.setSavepoint() is called without any
     parameters, Connector/J automatically generates a savepoint
     identifier consisting of a string of hexadecimal digits 0-F
     encased in backtick (`) characters. If such an ID took the
     form `NeN` (where N represents a string of the decimal digits
     0-9, and e is a literal uppercase or lowercase "E" character).
     Removing the backticks when writing the identifier into the
     binary log left behind a substring which the slave MySQL
     server tried to interpret as a floating point number, rather
     than as an identifier. The resulting syntax error caused loss
     of replication.
     (Bug#55961: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55961)
     See also Bug#55962: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55962.

   * Replication: When a slave tried to execute a transaction
     larger than the slave's value for max_binlog_cache_size, it
     crashed. This was caused by an assertion that the server
     should roll back only the statement but not the entire
     transaction when the error ER_TRANS_CACHE_FULL occurred.
     However, the slave SQL thread always rolled back the entire
     transaction whenever any error occurred, regardless of the
     type of error.
     (Bug#55375: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55375)

   * Replication: The error message for
     ER_SLAVE_HEARTBEAT_VALUE_OUT_OF_RANGE was hard coded in
     English in sql_yacc.yy, so that it could not be translated in
     errmsg.txt for other languages.
     Additionally, this same error message was used for three
     separate error conditions:

       1. When the heartbeat period exceeded the value of
          slave_net_timeout.

       2. When the heartbeat period was nonnegative but shorter
          than 1 millisecond.

       3. When the value for the heartbeat period was either
          negative or greater than the maximum allowed.
     These issues have been addressed as follows:

        + By using three distinct error messages for each of the
          conditions listed previously.

        + By moving the sources for these error messages into the
          errmsg-utf8.txt file to facilitate translations into
          languages other than English.
     (Bug#54144: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54144)

   * A buffer overrun could occur when formatting DBL_MAX numbers.
     (Bug#57209: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=57209)

   * The server could crash inside memcpy() when reading certain
     Performance Schema tables.
     (Bug#56761: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56761)

   * Memory leaks detected by Valgrind were corrected.
     (Bug#56709: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56709)

   * It was possible to compile mysqld with Performance Schema
     support but with a dummy atomic-operations implementation,
     which caused a server crash. This problem does not affect
     binary distributions. It is helpful as a safety measure for
     users who build MySQL from source.
     (Bug#56521: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56521)

   * The server crashed if a table maintenance statement such as
     ANALYZE TABLE or REPAIR TABLE was executed on a MERGE table
     and opening and locking a child table failed. For example,
     this could happen if a child table did not exist or if a lock
     timeout happened while waiting for a conflicting metadata lock
     to disappear.
     As a consequence of this bug fix, it is now possible to use
     CHECK TABLE for log tables without producing an error.
     (Bug#56422: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56422,
     Bug#56494: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56494)

   * Deadlock could occur for heavily concurrent workloads
     consisting of a mix of DML, DDL, and FLUSH TABLES statements
     affecting the same set of tables.
     (Bug#56405: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56405)

   * The server could crash during shutdown due to a race condition
     relating to Performance Schema cleanup.
     (Bug#56324: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56324)

   * ALTER TABLE on a MERGE table could result in deadlock with
     other connections.
     (Bug#56292: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56292,
     Bug#57002: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=57002)

   * The tcmalloc library was missing from binary MySQL packages
     for Linux. (Bug#56267: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56267)

   * An INSERT DELAYED statement for a MERGE table could cause
     deadlock if it occurred as part of a transaction or under LOCK
     TABLES, and there was a concurrent DDL or LOCK TABLES ...
     WRITE statement that tried to lock one of its underlying
     tables. (Bug#56251: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56251)

   * In debug builds, the server raised an assertion for DROP
     DATABASE in installations that had an outdated or corrupted
     mysql.proc table. For example, this affected mysql_upgrade
     when run as part of a MySQL 5.1 to 5.5 upgrade.
     (Bug#56137: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56137)

   * A negative TIME argument to MIN() or MAX() could raise an
     assertion. (Bug#56120: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56120)

   * The ordering for supplementary characters with the
     utf8mb4_bin, utf16_bin, and utf32_bin collations was
     incorrect. (Bug#55980: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55980)

   * Short (single-letter) command-line options did not work.
     (Bug#55873: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55873)

   * If a query specified a DATE or DATETIME value in a format
     different from 'YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS', a greater-than-or-equal
     (>=) condition matched only greater-than values in an indexed
     TIMESTAMP column.
     (Bug#55779: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55779)

   * If a view was named as the destination table for CREATE TABLE
     ... SELECT, the server produced a warning whether or not IF
     NOT EXISTS was used. Now it produces a warning only when IF
     NOT EXISTS is used, and an error otherwise.
     (Bug#55777: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55777)

   * After the fix for
     Bug#39653: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=39653, the
     shortest available secondary index was used for full table
     scans. The primary clustered key was used only if no secondary
     index could be used. However, when the chosen secondary index
     includes all columns of the table being scanned, it is better
     to use the primary index because the amount of data to scan is
     the same but the primary index is clustered. This is now taken
     into account.
     (Bug#55656: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55656)

   * For Performance Schema, the default number of rwlock classes
     was increased to 30, and the default number of rwlock and
     mutex instances was increased to 1 million. These changes were
     made to account for the volume of data instrumented when the
     InnoDB storage engine is used (because of the InnoDB buffer
     pool). (Bug#55576: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55576)

   * If there was an active SELECT statement, an error arising
     during trigger execution could cause a server crash.
     (Bug#55421: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55421)

   * Assignment of InnoDB scalar subquery results to a variable
     resulted in unexpected S locks in READ COMMITTED transaction
     isolation level.
     (Bug#55382: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55382)

   * Queries involving predicates of the form const NOT BETWEEN
     not_indexed_column AND indexed_column could return incorrect
     data due to incorrect handling by the range optimizer.
     (Bug#54802: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54802)

   * With an UPDATE IGNORE statement including a subquery that was
     evaluated using a temporary table, an error transferring the
     data from the temporary was ignored, causing an assertion to
     be raised. (Bug#54543: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54543)

   * MIN() or MAX() with a subquery argument could raise a debug
     assertion for debug builds or return incorrect data for
     nondebug builds.
     (Bug#54465: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54465)

   * If one session attempted to drop a database containing a table
     which another session had opened with HANDLER, any instance of
     ALTER DATABASE, CREATE DATABASE, or DROP DATABASE issued by
     the latter session produced a deadlock.
     (Bug#54360: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54360)

   * INFORMATION_SCHEMA plugins with no deinit() method resulted in
     a memory leak.
     (Bug#54253: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54253)

   * Row subqueries producing no rows were not handled as UNKNOWN
     values in row comparison expressions.
     (Bug#54190: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54190)

   * Setting SETUP_INSTRUMENTS.TIMER = 'NO' caused TIMER_WAIT
     values for aggregations to be NULL rather than 0.
     (Bug#53874: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=53874)

   * The max_length metadata value of MEDIUMBLOB types was reported
     as 1 byte greater than the correct value.
     (Bug#53296: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=53296)

   * If an application using the embedded server called
     mysql_library_init() a second time after calling
     mysql_library_init() and mysql_library_end() to start and stop
     the server, the application crashed when reading option files.
     (Bug#53251: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=53251)

   * The fix for Bug#30234: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=30234
     caused the server to reject the DELETE tbl_name.* ... Access
     compatibility syntax for multiple-table DELETE statements.
     (Bug#53034: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=53034)

   * The plugin_ftparser.h and plugin_audit.h include files are
     part of the public API/ABI, but were not tested by the ABI
     check. (Bug#52821: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=52821)

   * An atomic "compare and swap" operation using x86 assembly code
     (32 bit) could access incorrect data, which would make it work
     incorrectly and lose the intended atomicity. This would in
     turn cause the MySQL server to work on inconsistent data
     structures and return incorrect data. That code part affected
     only 32-bit builds; the effect has been observed when icc was
     used to build binaries. With gcc, no incorrect results have
     been observed during tests, so this fix is a proactive one.
     Other compilers do not use this assembly code.
     (Bug#52419: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=52419)

   * In LOAD DATA INFILE, using a SET clause to set a column equal
     to itself caused a server crash.
     (Bug#51850: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=51850)

   * In some cases, when the left part of a NOT IN subquery
     predicate was a row and contained NULL values, the query
     result was incorrect.
     (Bug#51070: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=51070)

   * CHECKSUM TABLE for Performance Schema tables could cause a
     server crash due to uninitialized memory reads.
     (Bug#50557: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=50557)

   * For some queries, the optimizer produced incorrect results
     using the Index Merge access method with InnoDB tables.
     (Bug#50402: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=50402)

   * EXPLAIN produced an incorrect rows value for queries evaluated
     using an index scan and that included LIMIT, GROUP BY, and
     ORDER BY on a computed column.
     (Bug#50394: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=50394)

   * mysql_store_result() and mysql_use_result() are not for use
     with prepared statements and are not intended to be called
     following mysql_stmt_execute(), but failed to return an error
     when invoked that way.
     (Bug#47485: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=47485)

   * Using REPAIR TABLE table USE_FRM on a MERGE table caused the
     server to crash.
     (Bug#46339: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=46339)

   * If the global and session debug system variables had the same
     value, the debug trace file could be closed twice, leading to
     freeing already freed memory and a server crash.
     (Bug#46165: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=46165)

   * Trailing space removal for utf32 strings was done with
     non-multibyte-safe code, leading to incorrect result length
     and assertion failure.
     (Bug#42511: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=42511)

   * A malformed packet sent by the server when the query cache was
     in use resulted in lost-connection errors.
     (Bug#42503: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=42503)

   * Multiple-statement execution could fail.
     (Bug#40877: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=40877)

   * CREATE TABLE failed if a column referred to in an index
     definition and foreign key definition was in different
     lettercases in the two definitions.
     (Bug#39932: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=39932)


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On behalf of the MySQL Build Team,
Hery Ramilison

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