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MySQL 5.5 Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL 5.5.13 (2011-05-31)

Changes in MySQL 5.5.13 (2011-05-31)


Very old (MySQL 4.0) clients are not working temporarily due to a problem discovered after the release of MySQL 5.5.12. We are looking at fixing the problem. Update: This is fixed in MySQL 5.5.14.

Functionality Added or Changed

  • The client-side plugin that accompanies the server-side Windows authentication plugin is now included in all MySQL distributions. This will permit clients from any release, whether commercial or community, to connect to a server that has the server-side plugin loaded. See The Windows Native Authentication Plugin (Bug #59780, Bug #11766631)

Bugs Fixed

  • InnoDB: If the server crashed while an XA transaction was prepared but not yet committed, the transaction could remain in the system after restart, and cause a subsequent shutdown to hang. (Bug #11766513, Bug #59641)

  • InnoDB: The MySQL server could hang during CREATE TABLE, OPTIMIZE TABLE, or ALTER TABLE or other DDL operation that performs a table copy for an InnoDB table, if such operations were performed by multiple sessions simultaneously. The error was reported as:

    InnoDB: Error: semaphore wait has lasted > 600 seconds

    (Bug #11760042, Bug #52409)

  • InnoDB: With the setting lower_case_table_names=2, inserts into InnoDB tables covered by foreign key constraints could fail after a server restart. This is a similar problem to the foreign key error in Bug #11831040 / Bug #60196 / Bug #60909, but with a different root cause and occurring on Mac OS X.

  • Partitioning: The internal get_partition_set() function did not take into account the possibility that a key specification could be NULL in some cases. (Bug #12380149)

  • Partitioning: When executing a row-ordered retrieval index merge, the partitioning handler used memory from that allocated for the table, rather than that allocated to the query, causing table object memory not to be freed until the table was closed. (Bug #11766249, Bug #59316)

  • Replication: When mysqlbinlog was invoked using --base64-output=decode-row and --start-position=pos, (where pos is a point in the binary log past the format description log event), a spurious error of the type shown here was generated:

    malformed binlog: it does not contain any Format_description_log_event... 

    However, since there is nothing unsafe about not printing the format description log event, the error has been removed for this case. (Bug #12354268)

  • Replication: Typographical errors appeared in the text of several replication error messages. (The word position was misspelled as postion.) (Bug #11762616, Bug #55229)

  • Assignments to NEW.var_name within triggers, where var_name had a BLOB or TEXT type, were not properly handled and produced incorrect results. (Bug #12362125)

  • XA COMMIT could fail to clean up the error state if it discovered that the current XA transaction had to be rolled back. Consequently, the next XA transaction could raise an assertion when it checked for proper cleanup of the previous transaction. (Bug #12352846)

  • An internal client macro reference was removed from the client_plugin.h header file. This reference made the file unusable. (Bug #60746, Bug #12325444)

  • For repeated invocation of some stored procedures, the server consumed memory that it did not release until the connection terminated. (Bug #60025, Bug #11848763)

  • The server did not check for certain invalid out of order sequences of XA statements, and these sequences raised an assertion. (Bug #59936, Bug #11766752, Bug #12348348)

  • With the conversion from GNU autotools to CMake for configuring MySQL, the USE_SYMDIR preprocessor symbol was omitted. This caused failure of symbolic links (described at Using Symbolic Links). (Bug #59408, Bug #11766320)

  • An incorrect max_length value for YEAR values could be used in temporary result tables for UNION, leading to incorrect results. (Bug #59343, Bug #11766270)

  • In Item_func_in::fix_length_and_dec(), a Valgrind warning for uninitialized values was corrected. (Bug #59270, Bug #11766212)

  • In ROUND() calculations, a Valgrind warning for uninitialized memory was corrected. (Bug #58937, Bug #11765923)

    References: This bug is a regression of Bug #33143.

  • Valgrind warnings caused by comparing index values to an uninitialized field were corrected. (Bug #58705, Bug #11765713)

  • LOAD DATA INFILE errors could leak I/O cache memory. (Bug #58072, Bug #11765141)

  • For LOAD DATA INFILE, multibyte character sequences could be pushed onto a stack too small to accommodate them. (Bug #58069, Bug #11765139)

  • Internal Performance Schema header files were unnecessarily installed publicly. (Bug #53281)

  • On Linux, the mysql client built using the bundled libedit did not read ~/.editrc. (Bug #49967, Bug #11757855)

  • The optimizer sometimes incorrectly processed HAVING clauses for queries that did not also have an ORDER BY clause. (Bug #48916, Bug #11756928)

  • PROCEDURE ANALYSE() could leak memory for NULL results, and could return incorrect results if used with a LIMIT clause. (Bug #48137, Bug #11756242)

  • With DISTINCT, CONCAT(col_name,...) returned incorrect results when the arguments to CONCAT() were columns with an integer data type declared with a display width narrower than the values in the column. (For example, if an INT(1) column contained 1111.) (Bug #4082)

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