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Functionality added or changed:
Added syntax support for
table options (to be able to read table dumps from 4.1).
Fixed replication bug that caused the slave to loose its position in some cases when the replication log was rotated.
Fixed that a slave restarts from the start of a transaction if it is killed in the middle of one.
Moved the manual pages from
man/man1 in the binary distributions.
Moved the mysql.server startup script in
the RPM packages from
/etc/init.d/mysql (which almost all
current Linux distributions support for LSB compliance).
status variable (number of queries that were deleted from the
cache because of low memory).
Fixed mysqlcheck so it can deal with table names containing dashes.
Bulk insert optimization (see Section 5.1.3, “Server System Variables”) is no longer used when inserting small (less than 100) number of rows.
Optimization added for queries like
SELECT ... FROM
LOCALTIMESTAMP as synonyms for
CEIL is now an alias for
CHECK constraints to be compatible
with standard SQL. This made
reserved word. (Checking of
constraints is still not implemented).
CAST(... as CHAR).
Added PostgreSQL compatible
SELECT ... LIMIT
Fixed number of found rows returned in
0 mode didn't rotate binary log.
A fix for the bug in a
with joined tables with
ORDER BY and
LIMIT clause when
filesort had to be used. In that case
LIMIT was applied to
filesort of one of the tables, although it
could not be. This fix also solved problems with
mysql_server_init() now makes
a copy of all arguments. This fixes a problem when using the
embedded server in C# program.
Fixed buffer overrun in
library that permitted a malicious MySQL server to crash the
client application. (CVE-2002-1376)
Fixed security-related bug in
All users are strongly recommended to upgrade to version
4.0.6. (CVE-2002-1374, CVE-2002-1375)
Fixed bug in phrase operator
boolean full-text search.
Fixed bug that caused
TABLE to corrupt the table under some rare
Part rewrite of multiple-table-update to optimize it, make it safer and more bug-free.
LOCK TABLES now works together
with multiple-table-update and multiple-table-delete.
didn't work for
commands. (Bug introduced in 4.0.0)
Fixed shutdown problem on Mac OS X.
InnoDB bugs in
AUTO_INCREMENT, INSERT INTO ... SELECT ... were
fixed. See the
InnoDB changelog in the
InnoDB section of the manual.
RESET SLAVE caused a crash if
the slave threads were running.