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Functionality Added or Changed
ROUTINE_DEFINITION column now is
NULL rather than
NULL rather than the
empty string is returned as the column value if the user does
not have sufficient privileges to see the routine definition.
Program Database files (extension
now included by default in Windows distributions. These can be
used to help diagnose problems with mysqld
and other tools. See Debugging a MySQL Server.
variable (which has been unused since MySQL 4.0.6) is now
deprecated and should no longer be used. It will be removed in
If a user has access to
t, that user can create a
t. However, if the user's
t are subsequently
revoked, the user can continue to access
t by doing so through
m. If this behavior is undesirable,
you can start the server with the new
--skip-merge option to disable
MERGE storage engine.
(Bug #15195, CVE-2006-4031)
The repeated creating and dropping of a table would eventually
NDB Error 826,
Too many tables and attributes ... Insufficient
Replication: A race condition during slave server shutdown caused an assert failure. (Bug #20850)
variable set larger than 1, if the next generated
AUTO_INCREMENT value would be larger than the
column's maximum value, the value would be clipped down to that
maximum value and inserted, even if the resulting value would
not be in the generated sequence. This could cause problems for
master-master replication. Now the server clips the value down
to the previous value in the sequence, which correctly produces
a duplicate-key error if that value already exists in the
If a table on a slave server had a higher
AUTO_INCREMENT counter than the corresponding
master table (even though all rows of the two tables were
identical), in some cases
... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE would not replicate
properly using statement-based logging. (Different values would
be inserted on the master and slave.)
Under heavy load (executing more than 1024 simultaneous complex queries), a problem in the code that handles internal temporary tables could lead to writing beyond allocated space and memory corruption.
Use of more than 1024 simultaneous cursors server wide also could lead to memory corruption. This applies to both stored procedure cursors and C API cursors. (Bug #21206)
Failure to account for a
NULL table pointer
on big-endian machines could cause a server crash during type
mysqldump sometimes did not select the correct database before trying to dump views from it, resulting in an empty result set that caused mysqldump to die with a segmentation fault. (Bug #21014)
SELECT that used a subquery in
FROM clause that did not select from a
table failed when the subquery was used in a join.
In a view defined with
SQL SECURITY DEFINER,
returned the invoker, not the definer.
SELECT @@INSERT_ID displayed a value
unrelated to a preceding
SET INSERT_ID. (It
The mysql client did not understand
help commands that had spaces at the end.
mysqldump produced a malformed dump file when dumping multiple databases that contained views. (Bug #20221)
INSERT ... SELECT ... JOIN ...
USING without qualifying the column names caused
ERROR 1052 "column 'x' in field list is
ambiguous" even in cases where the column references
Assignments of values to variables of type
TEXT were handled incorrectly in
DATA DIRECTORY table option did not work
Bug #10952 may cause inadvertent data loss. A fix for this bug was included in MySQL 5.0.23, but the approach used caused a loss of intended functionality. Because of this, that fix has been reverted in MySQL 5.0.24. As a consequence, the risk of inadvertent data loss still exists (see Bug #10952).