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MySQL 5.5 Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL 5.5.40 (2014-09-22)

Changes in MySQL 5.5.40 (2014-09-22)

Bugs Fixed

  • InnoDB: An ALTER TABLE ... ADD FOREIGN KEY operation could cause a serious error. (Bug #19471516, Bug #73650)

  • InnoDB: With a transaction isolation level less than or equal to READ COMMITTED, gap locks were not taken when scanning a unique secondary index to check for duplicates. As a result, duplicate check logic failed allowing duplicate key values in the unique secondary index. (Bug #19140907)

    References: This bug is a regression of Bug #16133801.

  • InnoDB: During recovery, a segmentation fault would occur when marking a table as corrupt. (Bug #18942294)

  • yaSSL client code did not validate the encryption size or session ID length, which could cause the client to exit. (Bug #19463277, Bug #19463565)

  • MySQL installation from RPM packages could fail if Postfix had been installed using yum. (Bug #19392127)

  • yaSSL could fail preauthorization if the client supplied inaccurate buffer lengths. (Bug #19370676, Bug #19355577)

  • Competition between threads could lead to timeout failure trying to rotate the audit log file. (Bug #19184973)

  • On Linux (OEL6), if Sun DTrace was installed, the MySQL build failed. (Bug #19149091)

  • LPAD() and RPAD() could cause a server exit if the pad string argument was not well formed. (Bug #18935421)

  • The optimizer could create a zero-length column for a temporary table, causing a server exit. (Bug #18928848)

  • MOD for very small decimal right-hand arguments could cause a server exit. (Bug #18469276)

  • The client library now includes a call to X509_verify_cert_error_string() in the SSL certificate verification code, to be more robust in detecting invalid certificates. (Bug #18384260)

  • The thread_concurrency system variable is deprecated, but no warning resulted from setting it at server startup. (Bug #17873011)

  • Sending a SIGQUIT or SIGINT signal to mysql could result in a glibc double free or corruption error. (Bug #17297324)

  • On EL7, installation of MySQL from RPM packages could fail if postfix had previously been installed using yum. (Bug #73507, Bug #19392051, Bug #19392149)

  • mysql_upgrade could fail if the mysql.user table contained multiple accounts with the same user name and host name where the host name differed in lettercase. This is still not permitted, but now mysql_upgrade prints a more informative error message to indicate the nature of the problem:

    ERROR 1644 (45000): Multiple accounts exist for user_name, host_name
    that differ only in Host lettercase; remove all except one of them

    (Bug #72066, Bug #18415196)

  • If the general query log or slow query log file was set to a FIFO or socket file, and the file reader went away, the server stopped executing statements. Now the server detects such files, logs an error message, and continues with the appropriate log disabled. (Bug #67088, Bug #14757009)

  • LIKE matches failed for code points of HALF WIDTH KATAKANA in the sjis and cp932 character sets. (Bug #47641, Bug #11755818)

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