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From:Hery Ramilison Date:August 3 2012 6:03pm
Subject:MySQL Community Server 5.5.27 has been released
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Dear MySQL users,

MySQL 5.5.27 is a new version of the 5.5 production release of the
world's most popular open source database. MySQL 5.5.27 is recommended
for use on production systems.

MySQL 5.5 includes several high-impact enhancements to improve the
performance and scalability of the MySQL Database, taking advantage of
the latest multi-CPU and multi-core hardware and operating systems. In
addition, with release 5.5, InnoDB is now the default storage engine for
the MySQL Database, delivering ACID transactions, referential integrity
and crash recovery by default.

MySQL 5.5 also provides a number of additional enhancements including:

     - Significantly improved performance on Windows, with various
       Windows specific features and improvements
     - Higher availability, with new semi-synchronous replication and
       Replication Heart Beat
     - Improved usability, with Improved index and table partitioning,
       SIGNAL/RESIGNAL support and enhanced diagnostics, including a new
       Performance Schema monitoring capability.

For a more complete look at what's new in MySQL 5.5, please see the
following resources:

MySQL 5.5 is GA, Interview with Tomas Ulin:


Whitepaper: What's New in MySQL 5.5:

If you are running a MySQL production level system, we would like to
direct your attention to MySQL Enterprise Edition, which includes the
most comprehensive set of MySQL production, backup, monitoring,
modeling, development, and administration tools so businesses can
achieve the highest levels of MySQL performance, security and uptime.

For information on installing MySQL 5.5.27 on new servers, please see
the MySQL installation documentation at

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

MySQL Database 5.5.27 is available in source and binary form for a
number of platforms from our download pages at:

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.

The following section lists the changes in the MySQL source code since
the previous released version of MySQL 5.5. It may also be viewed
online at:


Changes in MySQL 5.5.27 (2012-August-02)

Functionality Added or Changed

   * Important Change: The YEAR(2) data type is now deprecated
     because it is problematic. Support for YEAR(2) will be removed
     in a future release of MySQL. For more information, see
     YEAR(2) Limitations and Migrating to YEAR(4)

Bugs Fixed

   * InnoDB: If a row was deleted from an InnoDB table, then
     another row was re-inserted with the same primary key value,
     an attempt by a concurrent transaction to lock the row could
     succeed when it should have waited. This issue occurred if the
     locking select used a WHERE clause that performed an index
     scan using a secondary index. (Bug #14100254, Bug #65389)

   * InnoDB: An assertion could be raised if an InnoDB table was
     moved to a different database using ALTER TABLE ... RENAME
     while the database was being dropped by DROP DATABASE. (Bug

   * InnoDB: Using the KILL statement to terminate a query could
     cause an unnecessary message in the error log:
     [ERROR] Got error -1 when reading table table_name
     (Bug #13933132)

   * InnoDB: For an InnoDB table with a trigger, under the setting
     innodb_autoinc_lock_mode=1, sometimes auto-increment values
     could be interleaved when inserting into the table from two
     sessions concurrently. The sequence of auto-increment values
     could vary depending on timing, leading to data inconsistency
     in systems using replication. (Bug #12752572, Bug #61579)

   * Replication: An event whose length exceeded the size of the
     master dump thread's max_allowed_packet caused replication to
     fail. This could occur when updating many large rows and using
     row-based replication.
     As part of this fix, a new server option
     --slave-max-allowed-packet is added, which permits
     max_allowed_packet to be exceeded by the slave SQL and I/O
     threads. Now the size of a packet transmitted from the master
     to the slave is checked only against this value (available as
     the value of the slave_max_allowed_packet server system
     variable), and not against the value of max_allowed_packet.
     (Bug #12400221, Bug #60926)

   * Replication: Statements such as UPDATE ... WHERE
     primary_key_column = constant LIMIT 1 are flagged as unsafe
     for statement-based logging, despite the fact that such
     statements are actually safe. In cases where a great many such
     statements were run, this could lead to disk space becoming
     exhausted do to the number of such false warnings being
     logged. To prevent this from happening, a warning suppression
     mechanism is introduced. This warning suppression acts as
     follows: Whenever the 50 most recent
     ER_BINLOG_UNSAFE_STATEMENT warnings have been generated more
     than 50 times in any 50-second period, warning suppression is
     enabled. When activated, this causes such warnings not to be
     written to the error log; instead, for each 50 warnings of
     this type, a note is written to the error log stating The last
     warning was repeated N times in last S seconds. This continues
     as long as the 50 most recent such warnings were issued in 50
     seconds or less; once the number of warnings has decreased
     below this threshold, the warnings are once again logged
     The fix for this issue does not affect how these warnings are
     reported to MySQL clients; a warning is still sent to the
     client for each statement that generates the warning. This fix
     also does not make any changes in how the safety of any
     statement for statement-based logging is determined. (Bug
     #11759333, Bug #51638)
     References: See also Bug #11751521, Bug #42415.

   * Replication: After upgrading a replication slave to MySQL
     5.5.18 or later, enabling the query cache eventually caused
     the slave to fail. (Bug #64624, Bug #14005409)

   * The server did not build with gcc 4.7. (Bug #14238406)

   * Certain arguments to RPAD() could lead to "uninitialized
     variable" warnings. (Bug #14039955)

   * The presence of a file named .empty in the test database
     prevented that database from being dropped. (Bug #12845091)

   * For some subqueries that should be executed using a range scan
     on a non-primary index and required use of filesort, only the
     first execution of the subquery was done as a range scan. All
     following executions were done as full table scans, resulting
     in poor performance. (Bug #12667154)

   * File access by the ARCHIVE storage engine was not instrumented
     and thus not shown in Performance Schema tables. (Bug #63340,
     Bug #13417440)

   * mysqlbinlog exited with no error code if file write errors
     occurred. (Bug #55289, Bug #11762667)

   * Using CONCAT() to construct a pattern for a LIKE pattern match
     could result in memory corrupting and match failure. (Bug
     #59140, Bug #11766101)

   * yaSSL rejected valid SSL certificates that OpenSSL accepts.
     (Bug #54348, Bug #11761822)

   * Sessions could end up deadlocked when executing a combination
     (Bug #60682, Bug #12636001)

   * mysqldump could dump views and the tables on which they depend
     in such an order that errors occurred when the dump file was
     reloaded. (Bug #44939, Bug #11753490)

On behalf of the MySQL/ORACLE Build Team

MySQL Community Server 5.5.27 has been releasedHery Ramilison3 Aug