MySQL 5.6 Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL 5.6.3 (2011-10-03, Milestone 6)

Changes in MySQL 5.6.3 (2011-10-03, Milestone 6)


This is a milestone release, for use at your own risk. Significant development changes take place in milestone releases and you may encounter compatibility issues, such as data format changes that require attention in addition to the usual procedure of running mysql_upgrade. For example, you may find it necessary to dump your data with mysqldump before the upgrade and reload it afterward.

Parallel Event Execution (multi-threaded slave)

  • Replication: MySQL replication now supports a multi-threaded slave executing replication events from the master across different databases in parallel, which can result in significant improvements in application throughput when certain conditions are met. The optimum case is that the data be partitioned per database, and that updates within a given database occur in the same order relative to one another as they do on the master. However, transactions do not need to be coordinated between different databases.

    The slave_parallel_workers server system variable (added in this release) sets the number of slave worker threads for executing replication events in parallel. When parallel execution is enabled, the slave SQL thread acts as the coordinator for the slave worker threads, among which transactions are distributed on a per-database basis. This means that a worker thread on the slave can process successive transactions on a given database without waiting for updates on other databases to complete.

    Due to the fact that transactions on different databases can occur in a different order on the slave than on the master, checking for the most recently executed transaction does not guarantee that all previous transactions from the master have been executed on the slave. This has implications for logging and recovery when using a multi-threaded slave. For information about how to interpret binary logging information when using multi-threading on the slave, see SHOW SLAVE STATUS Syntax.

Optimizer Notes

  • These query optimizer improvements were implemented:

    • The EXPLAIN statement now provides execution plan information for DELETE, INSERT, REPLACE, and UPDATE statements. Previously, EXPLAIN provided information only for SELECT statements.

    • The optimizer more efficiently handles subqueries in the FROM clause (that is, derived tables):

      • Materialization of subqueries in the FROM clause is postponed until their contents are needed during query execution, which improves performance. Previously, subqueries in the FROM clause were materialized for EXPLAIN SELECT statements. This resulted in partial SELECT execution, even though the purpose of EXPLAIN is to obtain query plan information, not to execute the query. This materialization no longer occurs, so EXPLAIN is faster for such queries. For non-EXPLAIN queries, delay of materialization may result in not having to do it at all. Consider a query that joins the result of a subquery in the FROM clause to another table: If the optimizer processes that other table first and finds that it returns no rows, the join need not be carried out further and the optimizer can completely skip materializing the subquery.

      • During query execution, the optimizer may add an index to a derived table to speed up row retrieval from it.

      For more information, see Optimizing Derived Tables (Subqueries) in the FROM Clause.

    • A Batched Key Access (BKA) join algorithm is now available that uses both index access to the joined table and a join buffer. The BKA algorithm supports inner join and outer join operations, including nested outer joins. Benefits of BKA include improved join performance due to more efficient table scanning.

      Two flags have been added to the optimizer_switch system variable (block_nested_loop and batched_key_access). These flags control how the optimizer uses the Block Nested-Loop and Batched Key Access join algorithms. Previously, the optimizer_join_cache_level system variable was used for join buffer control; this variable has been removed.

      For more information, see Block Nested-Loop and Batched Key Access Joins.

    • The optimizer now has a tracing capability. This will be of use to optimizer developers, and also to users who file bugs against the optimizer and want to provide more information that will help resolve the bug. The interface is provided by a set of optimizer_trace_xxx system variables and the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.OPTIMIZER_TRACE table, but is subject to change. For details, see MySQL Internals: Tracing the Optimizer.

    (Bug #44802, Bug #11753371, Bug #14295, Bug #11745379, Bug #27975, Bug #11746677)

Performance Schema Notes

  • The Performance Schema has these additions:

    • The Performance Schema now instruments stages and statements. Stages are steps during the statement-execution process, such as parsing a statement, opening a table, or performing a filesort operation. Stages correspond to the thread states displayed by SHOW PROCESSLIST or that are visible in the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.PROCESSLIST table. Stages begin and end when state values change.

      Within the event hierarchy, wait events nest within stage events, which nest within statement events. To reflect this nesting in wait-event tables such as events_waits_current, the NESTING_EVENT_ID column now can be non-NULL to indicate the EVENT_ID value of the event within which an event is nested, and NESTING_EVENT_TYPE is a new column indicating the type of the nesting event.

      The setup_instruments table now contains instruments with names that begin with stage and statement. Corresponding to these instruments, the setup_timers table now contains rows with NAME values of stage and statement that indicate the unit for stage and statement event timing. The default unit for each is NANOSECOND.

      These new tables store stage and statement events:

      The setup_consumers table now contains consumer values with names corresponding to those table names. These consumers may be used to filter collection of stage and statement events.

      There are also summary tables that provide aggregated stage and statement information.

      Application developers can use statement instrumentation to see in detail the statements generated by an application, and how these statements are executed by the server. Stage instrumentation can be used to focus on particular parts of statements. This information may be useful to change how an application issues queries against the database, to minimize the application footprint on the server, and to improve application performance and scalability.

      For more information, see Performance Schema Stage Event Tables, Stage Summary Tables, Performance Schema Statement Event Tables, and Statement Summary Tables.

    • The Performance Schema now provides statistics about connections to the server. When a client connects, it does so under a particular user name and from a particular host. The Performance Schema tracks connections per account (user name plus host name) and separately per user name and per host name, using these tables:

      • accounts: Connection statistics per client account

      • hosts: Connection statistics per client host name

      • users: Connection statistics per client user name

      There are also summary tables that provide aggregated connection information.

      It is good security practice to define a dedicated account per application, so that an application is given privileges to perform only those actions that it needs during its operation. This also facilitates monitoring because the information in the connection tables can be used by application developers to see load statistics per application when deploying several applications against a given database server.

      For more information, see Performance Schema Connection Tables, and Connection Summary Tables.

    • Previously, the setup_objects table could be used only to specify by inclusion which objects to instrument. There was no way to explicitly disable object instrumentation, such as to configure instrumention for all tables except those in a particular database. Now the setup_objects table includes an ENABLED column that indicates whether to instrument matching objects. This feature improves the setup_objects table usability because it permits exclusion patterns.

      The default table contents now include a row that disables instrumentation for tables in the mysql database, which is a change from the previous default object instrumentation. This change is chosen assuming that end users want to instrument application objects, not internal server tables. The change reduces the default Performance Schema overhead because I/O and locks on mysql tables are not instrumented.

      The table also includes rows that disable instrumentation for tables in the INFORMATION_SCHEMA and performance_schema databases. This is not a change in behavior because those tables were not instrumented before, but these rows make the full object instrumentation defaults explicit.

    • The Performance Schema now instruments sockets. This enables monitoring of network communication to and from the server. Information collected includes network activity such as socket instances, socket operations, and number of bytes transmitted and received.

      The setup_instruments table now contains instruments with names that begin with wait/io/socket. There is also an idle instrument used for idle events when a socket is waiting for the next request from the client. Corresponding to the latter instrument, the setup_timers table now contains a row with a NAME value of idle that indicates the unit for idle event timing. The default unit is MICROSECOND.

      These new tables contain socket information:

      • socket_instances: A real-time snapshot of the active connections to the MySQL server

      • socket_summary_by_instance: Aggregate timer and byte count statistics generated by the wait/io/socket/* instruments for all socket I/O operations, per socket instance

      • socket_summary_by_event_name: Aggregate timer and byte count statistics generated by the wait/io/socket/* instruments for all socket I/O operations, per socket instrument

      The information in the socket tables can be used by application developers, particularly those developing web-based applications, to assess the volume of network traffic directly attributable to queries generated by their application. This can be particularly useful during development of applications intended for large-scale implementations.

      For more information, see The socket_instances Table, and Socket Summary Tables.

    If you upgrade to this MySQL release from an earlier version, you must run mysql_upgrade (and restart the server) to incorporate these changes into the performance_schema database.

Security Notes

  • Statement logging has been modified so that passwords do not appear in plain text for the following statements:


    Passwords in those statements are rewritten not to appear literally in statement text, for the general query log, slow query log, and binary log. Rewriting does not apply to other statements.

    For the general query log, password rewriting can be suppressed by starting the server with the --log-raw option. This option may be useful for diagnostic purposes, to see the exact text of statements as received by the server, but for security reasons is not recommended for production use.

    One change you will notice is that statements that cannot be parsed (due, for example, to syntax errors) are no longer written to the general query log because they cannot be known to be password free. Use cases that require logging of all statements including those with errors should use the --log-raw option, bearing in mind that this also bypasses password writing.

Functionality Added or Changed

  • Performance; InnoDB: At shutdown, MySQL can record the pages that are cached in the InnoDB buffer pool, then reload those same pages upon restart. This technique can help to quickly reach consistent throughput after a restart, without a lengthy warmup period. This preload capability uses a compact save format and background I/O to minimize overhead on the MySQL server. The basic dump/restore capability is enabled through the configuration options innodb_buffer_pool_dump_at_shutdown and innodb_buffer_pool_load_at_startup. Related configuration options such as innodb_buffer_pool_dump_now and innodb_buffer_pool_load_now offer extra flexibility for advanced users to configure the MySQL server for different workloads. See Preloading the InnoDB Buffer Pool for Faster Restart for details. (Bug #11765816, Bug #58819)

  • Performance; InnoDB: When innodb_file_per_table is enabled, each InnoDB table is created in its own tablespace file (.ibd file). As data inside the table grows, the .ibd file is extended, which is an I/O operation that may create a bottleneck for busy systems with many InnoDB tables. For InnoDB tables that are stored inside the system tablespace, the extension operation happens less frequently, as space freed by DELETE or TRUNCATE operations within one table can be reused by another table.

    MySQL 5.6 improves concurrency for extending InnoDB tablespace files (.ibd files), so that multiple .ibd files can be extended simultaneously without blocking read or write operations performed by other threads. (Bug #11763692, Bug #56433)

  • Performance; InnoDB: You can improve the efficiency of the InnoDB checksum feature by specifying the configuration option innodb_checksum_algorithm=crc32, which turns on a faster checksum algorithm. This option replaces the innodb_checksums option. Data written using the old checksum algorithm (option value innodb) is fully upward-compatible; tablespaces modified using the new checksum algorithm (option value crc32) cannot be downgraded to an earlier version of MySQL that does not support the innodb_checksum_algorithm option. (Bug #11757757, Bug #49852)

  • Performance; InnoDB: Work continues to offload flush operations from the InnoDB main thread, doing them in the page_cleaner thread instead. The latest changes to the buffer pool flushing algorithms can improve performance for some I/O-bound workloads, particularly in configurations with multiple buffer pool instances. You control this feature by adjusting the settings for the innodb_lru_scan_depth and innodb_flush_neighbors configuration options. To find the optimal settings, test each combination of the above settings with both the Adaptive Hash Index and the Doublewrite Buffer turned on and off. See Tuning InnoDB Buffer Pool Flushing for more details.

  • Performance; InnoDB: This feature optionally moves the InnoDB undo log out of the system tablespace into one or more separate tablespaces. The I/O patterns for the undo log make these new tablespaces good candidates to move to SSD storage, while keeping the system tablespace on hard disk storage. This feature is controlled by the configuration options innodb_undo_directory, innodb_undo_tablespaces, and innodb_undo_logs (formerly known as innodb_rollback_segments). Users cannot drop the separate tablespaces created to hold InnoDB undo logs, or the individual segments inside those tablespaces.

    MySQL instances configured this way are not downward-compatible; older versions of MySQL cannot access the undo logs that reside in their own tablespace.

    For details, see Storing InnoDB Undo Logs in Separate Tablespaces.

  • Performance; InnoDB: The code that detects deadlocks in InnoDB transactions has been modified to use a fixed-size work area rather than a recursive algorithm. The resulting detection operation is faster as a result. You do not need to do anything to take advantage of this enhancement.

    Under both the old and new detection mechanisms, you might encounter a search too deep error that is not a true deadlock, but requires you to re-try the transaction the same way as with a deadlock.

  • Performance; InnoDB: The InnoDB thread-scheduling code has been enhanced to work better with greater than 16 threads. Where possible, atomic instructions are used. You control this feature by setting the configuration option innodb_thread_concurrency to a nonzero value, and adjusting the value of innodb_adaptive_max_sleep_delay. See Configuring Thread Concurrency for InnoDB for details.

  • Incompatible Change: In the audit plugin interface, the event_class member was removed from the mysql_event_general structure and the calling sequence for the notification function was changed. Originally, the second argument was a pointer to the event structure. The function now receives this information as two arguments: an event class number and a pointer to the event. Corresponding to these changes, MYSQL_AUDIT_INTERFACE_VERSION was increased to 0x0300.

    The plugin_audit.h header file, and the NULL_AUDIT example plugin in the plugin/audit_null directory were modified per these changes. See Writing Audit Plugins.

  • Important Change; Replication: The RESET SLAVE statement has been extended with an ALL keyword. In addition to deleting the,, and all relay log files, RESET SLAVE ALL also clears all connection information otherwise held in memory following execution of RESET SLAVE. (Bug #11809016, Bug #11763210)

  • InnoDB: InnoDB now permits concurrent reads while creating a secondary index. (Bug #11853126)

    References: See also Bug #11751388, Bug #11784056, Bug #11815600.

  • InnoDB: The InnoDB redo log files now have a maximum combined size of 512GB, increased from 4GB. You can specify the larger values through the innodb_log_file_size option.

    There is no special upgrade process or file format to take advantage of this enhancement. The bytes that record the extra size information were already reserved in the InnoDB system tablespace. However, if you develop applications that interact with the InnoDB logical sequence number (LSN) value, change your code to use guaranteed 64-bit variables to store and compare LSN values, rather than 32-bit variables. (Bug #11765780, Bug #58779)

  • InnoDB: InnoDB tables can now be created with character sets whose collation ID is greater than 255. For example, the following InnoDB table can now be created, where formerly the collation ID of 359 was beyond the range supported by InnoDB.

    sql> show collation like 'ucs2_vn_ci';
    | Collation  | Charset | Id  | Default | Compiled | Sortlen |
    | ucs2_vn_ci | ucs2    | 359 |         |          |       8 |
    1 row in set (0.00 sec)
    mysql> create table two_byte_collation (c1 char(1) character set ucs2 collate ucs2_vn_ci)
      -> engine = InnoDB;
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.16 sec)

    This capability opens up InnoDB tables for use with a range of user-defined character sets. MySQL's predefined character sets have previously been limited to a maximum of 255, and now that restriction is lifted. See Choosing a Collation ID for more information.

  • Replication: MySQL 5.6.1 added timestamps to the error messages shown in the Last_IO_Error and Last_SQL_Error columns of the output of SHOW SLAVE STATUS. Now these timestamps are shown in separate columns of their own, named Last_IO_Error_Timestamp and Last_SQL_Error_Timestamp, respectively. (Bug #11765599, Bug #58584)

    References: See also Bug #43535, Bug #11752361.

  • Replication: BEGIN, COMMIT, and ROLLBACK statements are now cached along with the statements instead of being written when the cache is flushed to the binary log. This change does not affect DDL statements—which are written into the statement cache, then immediately flushed—or Incident events (which, along with Rotate events, are still written directly to the binary log).

    References: See also Bug #57275, Bug #11764443.

  • Following EXPLAIN EXTENDED, a change has been made to the transformed query displayed by SHOW WARNINGS. Each SELECT part now is preceded by the id value from the associated EXPLAIN output row. This makes it easier to see the correspondence between those rows and parts of the transformed query. For example, this query:


    results in:

    /* select#1 */ select 36 from dual

    And this query:


    results in:

    /* select#1 */ select a from t where a in (/* select#2 */
    select b from u union /* select#3 */ select c from v);

    (Bug #13035597)

  • Several memory allocation calls were eliminated, resulting in improved performance. (Bug #12552221)

  • CMake configuration support on Linux now provides a boolean ENABLE_GCOV option to control whether to include support for gcov. (Bug #12549572)

  • Previously, Performance Schema instrumentation for both the binary log and the relay log used these instruments:


    Now instrumentation for the relay log uses these instruments, which makes it possible to distinguish binary log and relay log events:


    (Bug #59658, Bug #11766528)

  • A new server option, --plugin-load-add, complements the --plugin-load option. --plugin-load-add adds a plugin or plugins to the set of plugins to be loaded at startup. The argument format is the same as for --plugin-load. --plugin-load-add can be used to avoid specifying a large set of plugins as a single long unwieldy --plugin-load argument.

    --plugin-load-add can be given in the absence of --plugin-load, but any instance of --plugin-load-add that appears before --plugin-load. has no effect because --plugin-load resets the set of plugins to load.

    This change affects the output of mysqld --verbose --help in that a value for plugin-load is no longer printed. (Bug #59026, Bug #11766001)

  • When invoked with the --auto-generate-sql option, mysqlslap dropped the schema specified with the --create-schema option at the end of the test run, which may have been unexpected by the user. mysqlslap now has a --no-drop option that prevents any schema created during the test run from being dropped. (Bug #58090, Bug #11765157)

  • The server now exposes SSL certificate expiration dates through the Ssl_server_not_before and Ssl_server_not_after status variables. Both variables have values in ANSI time format (for example, Sep 12 16:22:06 2013 GMT), or are blank for non-SSL connections. (Bug #57648, Bug #11764778)

  • Previously, TEMPORARY tables created with CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES had the default storage engine unless the definition included an explicit ENGINE option. (The default engine is the value of the default_storage_engine system variable.) Since MySQL 5.5.5, when the default storage engine was changed from the nontransactional MyISAM engine to the transactional InnoDB engine, TEMPORARY tables have incurred the overhead of transactional processing.

    To permit the default storage engine for TEMPORARY tables to be set independently of the default engine for permanent tables, the server now supports a default_tmp_storage_engine system variable. For example, to create TEMPORARY tables as nontransactional tables by default, start the server with --default_tmp_storage_engine=MyISAM. The storage engine for TEMPORARY tables can still be specified on an individual basis by including an ENGINE option in table definitions. (Bug #49232, Bug #11757216)

  • Previously, for MySQL binaries linked against OpenSSL, if an SSL key file supplied to the MySQL server or a MySQL client program (using the --ssl-key option) was protected by a passphrase, the program would prompt the user for the passphrase. This is now also the case for MySQL binaries linked against yaSSL. (Bug #44559, Bug #11753167)

  • The mysql client program now has a --binary-mode option that helps when processing mysqlbinlog output that may contain BLOB values. By default, mysql translates \r\n in statement strings to \n and interprets \0 as the statement terminator. --binary-mode disables both features. It also disables all mysql commands except charset and delimiter in non-interactive mode (for input piped to mysql or loaded using the source command). (Bug #33048, Bug #11747577)

  • MySQL binaries linked against OpenSSL (but not yaSSL) now support certificate revocation lists for SSL connections:

    • The MySQL server and MySQL client programs that support SSL recognize --ssl-crl and --ssl-crlpath options for specifying a revocation list file or directory containing such files.

    • The ssl_crl and ssl_crlpath system variables indicate the values of the --ssl-crl and --ssl-crlpath options with which the server was started.

    • The CHANGE MASTER TO statement has MASTER_SSL_CRL and MASTER_SSL_CRLPATH options for specifying revocation list information to use when the slave connects to the master. The mysql.slave_master_info file has two more rows to store the values of these options. The SHOW SLAVE STATUS statement has two more columns to display the values of these options.

      The mysql_options() C API function has MYSQL_OPT_SSL_CRL and MYSQL_OPT_SSL_CRLPATH options for specifying revocation list information to use when the client connects to the master. In addition, mysql_options() now also supports MYSQL_OPT_SSL_CA, MYSQL_OPT_SSL_CAPATH, MYSQL_OPT_SSL_CERT, MYSQL_OPT_SSL_CIPHER, and MYSQL_OPT_SSL_KEY options for specifying other SSL parameters.

    (Bug #31224, Bug #11747191)

  • For temporary tables created with the CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE statement, the privilege model has changed.

    Previously, the CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES privilege enabled users to create temporary tables with the CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE statement. However, other operations on a temporary table, such as INSERT, UPDATE, or SELECT, required additional privileges for those operations for the database containing the temporary table, or for the nontemporary table of the same name.

    To keep privileges for temporary and nontemporary tables separate, a common workaround for this situation was to create a database dedicated to the use of temporary tables. Then for that database, a user could be granted the CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES privilege, along with any other privileges required for temporary table operations done by that user.

    Now, the CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES privilege enables users to create temporary tables with CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE, as before. However, after a session has created a temporary table, the server performs no further privilege checks on the table. The creating session can perform any operation on the table, such as DROP TABLE, INSERT, UPDATE, or SELECT.

    One implication of this change is that a session can manipulate its temporary tables even if the current user has no privilege to create them. Suppose that the current user does not have the CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES privilege but is able to execute a DEFINER-context stored procedure that executes with the privileges of a user who does have CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES and that creates a temporary table. While the procedure executes, the session uses the privileges of the defining user. After the procedure returns, the effective privileges revert to those of the current user, which can still see the temporary table and perform any operation on it. (Bug #27480, Bug #11746602)

  • mysqld now has an --ignore-db-dir option that tells the server to ignore a given name for purposes of the SHOW DATABASES statement or INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables. For example, if a MySQL configuration locates the data directory at the root of a file system on Unix, the system might create a lost+found directory there that the server should ignore. Starting the server with --ignore-db-dir=lost+found causes that name not to be listed as a database.

    To specify more than one name, use this option multiple times, once for each name. Specifying the option with an empty value (that is, as --ignore-db-dir=) resets the directory list to the empty list.

    Instances of this option given at server startup are used to set the ignore_db_dirs system variable.

    In addition to directories named by --ignore-db-dir, directories having a name that begins with a period are ignored. (Bug #22615, Bug #11746029)

  • Client programs now display more information for SSL errors to aid in diagnosis and debugging of connection problems. (Bug #21287, Bug #11745920)

  • The Windows installer now creates an item in the MySQL menu named MySQL command line client - Unicode. This item invokes the mysql client with properties set to communicate through the console to the MySQL server using Unicode. It passes the --default-character-set=utf8 option to mysql and sets the font to the Lucida Console Unicode-compatible font. See Unicode Support on Windows.

  • The undocumented --all option for perror has been removed. Also, perror no longer displays messages for BDB error codes.

  • A new utility, mysql_plugin, enables MySQL administrators to manage which plugins a MySQL server loads. It provides an alternative to manually specifying the --plugin-load option at server startup or using the INSTALL PLUGIN and UNINSTALL PLUGIN statements at runtime. See mysql_plugin — Configure MySQL Server Plugins.

  • MySQL now includes support for manipulating IPv6 network addresses and for validating IPv4 and IPv6 addresses:

    • The INET6_ATON() and INET6_NTOA() functions convert between string and numeric forms of IPv6 addresses. Because numeric-format IPv6 addresses require more bytes than the largest integer type, the representation uses the VARBINARY data type.

    • The IS_IPV4() and IS_IPV6() functions test whether a string value represents a valid IPv4 or IPv6 address. The IS_IPV4_COMPAT() and IS_IPV4_MAPPED() functions test whether a numeric-format value represents a valid IPv4-compatible or IPv4-mapped address.

    • No changes were made to the INET_ATON() or INET_NTOA() functions that manipulate IPv4 addresses.

    IS_IPV4() is more strict than INET_ATON() about what constitutes a valid IPv4 address, so it may be useful for applications that need to perform strong checks against invalid values. Alternatively, use INET6_ATON() to convert IPv4 addresses to internal form and check for a NULL result (which indicates an invalid address). INET6_ATON() is equally strong as IS_IPV4() about checking IPv4 addresses.

  • The NULL_AUDIT example plugin in the plugin/audit_null directory has been updated to count instances of events in the MYSQL_AUDIT_CONNECTION_CLASS event class. See Writing Audit Plugins.

  • Some plugins operate in such a matter that they should be loaded at server startup, and not loaded or unloaded at runtime. The plugin API now supports marking plugins this way. The st_mysql_plugin structure now has a flags member, which can be set to the OR of the applicable flags. The PLUGIN_OPT_NO_INSTALL flag indicates that the plugin cannot be loaded at runtime with the INSTALL PLUGIN statement. This is appropriate for plugins that must be loaded at server startup with the --plugin-load option. The PLUGIN_OPT_NO_UNINSTALL flag indicates that the plugin cannot be unloaded at runtime with the UNINSTALL PLUGIN statement.

    The new member changes the interface, so the plugin interface version, MYSQL_PLUGIN_INTERFACE_VERSION, has been incremented from 0x0102 to 0x0103. Plugins that require access to the new member must be recompiled to use version 0x0103 or higher.

  • The max_allowed_packet system variable now controls the maximum size of parameter values that can be sent with the mysql_stmt_send_long_data() C API function.

  • The following items are deprecated and will be removed in a future MySQL release. Where alternatives are shown, applications should be updated to use them.

Bugs Fixed

  • Security Fix: A security bug was fixed. (Bug #59533)

  • Performance; InnoDB: This fix improves the performance of operations on VARCHAR(N) columns in InnoDB tables, where N is declared as a large value but the actual string values in the table are short. (Bug #12835650)

  • Performance; InnoDB: The mechanism that InnoDB uses to detect if the MySQL server is idle was made more accurate, to avoid slowdown due to flush operations that normally occur when no other activity is taking place. The mechanism now considers that the server is not idle if there are pending read requests for the InnoDB buffer pool. (Bug #11766123, Bug #59163)

  • Incompatible Change: For socket I/O, an optimization for the case when the server used alarms for timeouts could cause a slowdown when socket timeouts were used instead.

    The fix for this issue results in several changes:

    • Previously, timeouts applied to entire packet-level send or receive operations. Now timeouts apply to individual I/O operations at a finer level, such as sending 10 bytes of a given packet.

    • The handling of packets larger than max_allowed_packet has changed. Previously, if an application sent a packet bigger than the maximum permitted size, or if the server failed to allocate a buffer sufficiently large to hold the packet, the server kept reading the packet until its end, then skipped it and returned an ER_NET_PACKET_TOO_LARGE error. Now the server disconnects the session if it cannot handle such large packets.

    • On Windows, the default value for the MYSQL_OPT_CONNECT_TIMEOUT option to mysql_options() is no longer 20 seconds. Now the default is no timeout (infinite), the same as on other platforms.

    • Building and running MySQL on POSIX systems now requires support for poll() and O_NONBLOCK. These should be available on any modern POSIX system.

    (Bug #54790, Bug #36225, Bug #11762221, Bug #51244, Bug #11758972)

  • Incompatible Change: The mysql_affected_rows() C API function returned 3 (instead of 2) for INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statements where there was a duplicated key value.

    Now the affected-rows value per row is 1 if the row is inserted as a new row, 2 if an existing row is updated, and 0 if an existing row is set to its current values. If you specify the CLIENT_FOUND_ROWS flag to mysql_real_connect() when connecting to mysqld, the affected-rows value is 1 (not 0) if an existing row is set to its current values. (Bug #46675, Bug #11754979)

  • Incompatible Change: Handling of a date-related assertion was modified. A consequence of this change is that several functions become more strict when passed a DATE() function value as their argument and reject incomplete dates with a day part of zero. These functions are affected: CONVERT_TZ(), DATE_ADD(), DATE_SUB(), DAYOFYEAR(), LAST_DAY(), TIMESTAMPDIFF(), TO_DAYS(), TO_SECONDS(), WEEK(), WEEKDAY(), WEEKOFYEAR(), YEARWEEK().

    It was later determined that stricter handling is unnecessary for LAST_DAY(), which was reverted to permit a zero day part in MySQL 5.6.5.

    References: See also Bug #13458237.

  • InnoDB; Replication: Trying to update a column, previously set to NULL, of an InnoDB table with no primary key caused replication to fail on the slave with Can't find record in 'table'.


    This issue was inadvertently reintroduced in MySQL 5.6.6, and fixed again in MySQL 5.6.12.

    (Bug #11766865, Bug #60091)

    References: See also Bug #16566658.

  • InnoDB: The DATA_LENGTH column in the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES table now correctly reports the on-disk sizes of tablespaces for InnoDB compressed tables. (Bug #12770537)

  • InnoDB: A failed CREATE INDEX operation for an InnoDB table could result in some memory being allocated but not freed. This memory leak could affect tables created with the ROW_FORMAT=DYNAMIC or ROW_FORMAT=COMPRESSED setting. (Bug #12699505)

  • InnoDB: With the configuration settings innodb_file_per_table=1 and innodb_file_format=Barracuda, inserting a column value greater than half the page size, and including that column in a secondary index, could cause a crash when that column value was updated. (Bug #12637786)

  • InnoDB: The underlying tables to support the InnoDB persistent statistics feature were renamed and moved into the mysql database. innodb.table_stats became mysql.innodb_table_stats, and innodb.index_stats became mysql.innodb_index_stats. (Bug #12604399)

  • InnoDB: The server could halt if InnoDB interpreted a very heavy I/O load for 15 minutes or more as an indication that the server was hung. This change fixes the logic that measures how long InnoDB threads were waiting, which formerly could produce false positives. (Bug #11877216, Bug #11755413, Bug #47183)

  • InnoDB: With the setting lower_case_table_names=2, inserts into InnoDB tables covered by foreign key constraints could fail after a server restart. (Bug #11831040, Bug #60196, Bug #60909)

  • InnoDB: If the MySQL Server crashed immediately after creating an InnoDB table, attempting to access the table after restart could cause another crash. The issue could occur if the server halted after InnoDB created the primary index for the table, but before the index definition was recorded in the MySQL metadata. (Bug #11766824, Bug #60042)

  • 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)

  • Partitioning: Attempting to use ALTER TABLE ... EXCHANGE PARTITION to exchange a view with a (nonexistent) partition of a table that was not partitioned caused the server to crash. (Bug #11766232, Bug #60039)

  • Partitioning: Auto-increment columns of partitioned tables were checked even when they were not being written to. In debug builds, this could lead to a server crash. (Bug #11765667, Bug #58655)

  • Partitioning: The UNIX_TIMESTAMP() function was not treated as a monotonic function for purposes of partition pruning. (Bug #11746819, Bug #28928)

  • Partitioning: A problem with a previous fix for poor performance of INSERT ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statements on tables having many partitions caused the handler function for reading a row from a specific index to fail to store the ID of the partition last used. This caused some statements to fail with Can't find record errors. (Bug #59297, Bug #11766232)

    References: This bug is a regression of Bug #52455.

  • Replication: A mistake in thread cleanup could cause a replication master to crash. (Bug #12578441)

  • Replication: When using row-based replication and attribute promotion or demotion (see Replication of Columns Having Different Data Types), memory allocated internally for conversion of BLOB columns was not freed afterwards. (Bug #12558519)

  • Replication: A memory leak could occur when re-creating a missing master info repository, because a new I/O cache used for a reference to the repository was re-created when the repository was re-created, but the previous cache was never removed. (Bug #12557307)

  • Replication: A race condition could occur between a user thread and the SQL thread when both tried to read the same memory before its value was safely set. This issue has now been corrected.

    In addition, internal functions relating to creation of and appending to log events, when storing data, used memory local to the functions which was freed when the functions returned. As part of the fix for this problem, the output of SHOW SLAVE STATUS has been modified such that it no longer refers to files or file names in the accompanying status message, but rather contains one of the messages Making temporary file (append) before replaying LOAD DATA INFILE or Making temporary file (create) before replaying LOAD DATA INFILE. (Bug #12416611)

  • Replication: The name of the Ssl_verify_server_cert column in the mysql.slave_master_info table was misspelled as Ssl_verify_servert_cert. (Bug #12407446, Bug #60988)

  • 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: A failed CREATE USER statement was mistakenly written to the binary log. (Bug #11827392, Bug #60082)

  • Replication: It is no longer possible to change the storage engine used by the mysql.slave_master_info and mysql.slave_relay_log_info tables while replication is running. This means that, to make replication crash-safe, you must make sure that both of these tables use a transactional storage engine before starting replication.

    For more information, see Replication Relay and Status Logs, and Options for Logging Slave Status to Tables. (Bug #11765887, Bug #58897)

  • Replication: A transaction was written to the binary log even when it did not update any nontransactional tables. (Bug #11763471, Bug #56184)

    References: See also Bug #11763126, Bug #55789.

  • Replication: mysqlbinlog using the --raw option did not function correctly with binary logs from MySQL Server versions 5.0.3 and earlier. (Bug #11763265, Bug #55956)

  • Replication: Retrying a transaction on the slave could insert extra data into nontransactional tables. (Bug #11763126, Bug #55789)

    References: See also Bug #11763471, Bug #56184.

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

  • Replication: Temporary deadlocks in the slave SQL thread could cause unnecessary Deadlock found when trying to get lock; try restarting transaction error messages to be logged on the slave.

    Now in such cases, only a warning is logged unless slave_transaction_retries has been exceeded by the number of such warnings for a given transaction. (Bug #11748510, Bug #36524)

  • Replication: When a slave requested a binary log file which did not exist on the master, the slave continued to request the file regardless. This caused the slave's error log to be flooded with low-level EE_FILENOTFOUND errors (error code 29) from the master. (Bug #11745939, Bug #21437)

  • Replication: If a LOAD DATA INFILE statement—replicated using statement-based replication—featured a SET clause, the name-value pairs were regenerated using a method (Item::print()) intended primarily for generating output for statements such as EXPLAIN EXTENDED, and which cannot be relied on to return valid SQL. This could in certain cases lead to a crash on the slave.

    To fix this problem, the server now names each value in its original, user-supplied form, and uses that to create LOAD DATA INFILE statements for statement-based replication. (Bug #60580, Bug #11902767)

    References: See also Bug #34283, Bug #11752526, Bug #43746.

  • Replication: Error 1590 (ER_SLAVE_INCIDENT) caused the slave to stop even when it was started with --slave-skip-errors=1590. (Bug #59889, Bug #11768580, Bug #11799671)

  • Replication: Using the --server-id option with mysqlbinlog could cause format description log events to be filtered from the binary log, leaving mysqlbinlog unable to read the remainder of the log. Now such events are always read without regard to the value of this option.

    As part of the fix for this problem, mysqlbinlog now also reads rotate log events without regard to the value of --server-id. (Bug #59530, Bug #11766427)

  • Replication: A failed DROP DATABASE statement could break statement-based replication. (Bug #58381, Bug #11765416)

  • Replication: Processing of corrupted table map events could cause the server to crash. This was especially likely if the events mapped different tables to the same identifier, such as could happen due to Bug #56226.

    Now, before applying a table map event, the server checks whether the table has already been mapped with different settings, and if so, an error is raised and the slave SQL thread stops. If it has been mapped with the same settings, or if the table is set to be ignored by filtering rules, there is no change in behavior: the event is skipped and IDs are not checked. (Bug #44360, Bug #11753004)

    References: See also Bug #11763509.

  • The Performance Schema caused a bottleneck for LOCK_open. (Bug #12993572)

  • mysqld_safe ignored any value of plugin_dir specified in my.cnf files. (Bug #12925024)

  • The metadata locking subsystem added too much overhead for INFORMATION_SCHEMA queries that were processed by opening only .frm or .TRG files and had to scan many tables. For example, SELECT COUNT(*) FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TRIGGERS was affected. (Bug #12828477)

  • The result for ANY subqueries with nested joins could be missing rows. (Bug #12795555)

  • Compilation failed on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) with a warning: Implicit declaration of function 'pthread_init' (Bug #12779790)

  • With profiling disabled or not compiled in, set_thd_proc_info() unnecessarily checked file name lengths. (Bug #12756017)

    References: This bug is a regression of Bug #59273.

  • Compiling the server with maintainer mode enabled failed for gcc 4.6 or higher. (Bug #12727287)

  • For prepared statements, an OK could be sent to the client if the prepare failed due to being killed. (Bug #12661349)

  • Some Valgrind warnings were corrected:

    • For the SUBSTRING(), LEFT(), RIGHT(), LPAD(), RPAD(), and REPEAT() functions, a missing NULL value check was corrected.

    • For the LIKE operator, an attempt to use an uninitialized string buffer in the case of an empty wildcard was corrected.

    (Bug #12634989, Bug #59851, Bug #11766684)

  • For debug builds, a field-type check raised an assertion if the type was MYSQL_TYPE_NULL. (Bug #12620084)

  • Adding support for Windows authentication to libmysqlclient introduced a link dependency on the system Secur32 library. The Microsoft Visual C++ link information now pulls in this library automatically. (Bug #12612143)

  • With index condition pushdown enabled, a crash could occur due to an invalid end-of-range value. (Bug #12601961)

  • The option-parsing code for empty strings leaked memory. (Bug #12589928)

  • The server could fail to free allocated memory when INSERT DELAYED was used with binary logging enabled. (Bug #12538873)

  • A DBUG_ASSERT added by Bug #11792200 was overly aggressive in raising assertions. (Bug #12537160)

  • In some cases, memory allocated for Query_tables_list::sroutines() was not freed properly. (Bug #12429877)

  • After the fix for Bug #11889186, MAKEDATE() arguments with a year part greater than 9999 raised an assertion. (Bug #12403504)

  • An assertion could be raised due to a missing NULL value check in Item_func_round::fix_length_and_dec(). (Bug #12392636)

  • 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)

  • An assertion could be raised if Index Condition Pushdown code pushed down an index condition containing a subquery. (Bug #12355958)

  • 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 assertion could be raised during two-phase commits if the binary log was used as the transaction coordinator log. (Bug #12346411)

  • InnoDB could add temporary index information to INFORMATION_SCHEMA, which could raise an assertion. (Bug #12340873)

  • mysql_list_fields() returned incorrect character set information for character columns of views. (Bug #12337762)

  • On Windows, the server rejected client connections if no DNS server was available. (Bug #12325375)

  • A too-strict assertion could cause a server crash. (Bug #12321461)

  • mysql_upgrade did not properly upgrade the authentication_string column of the mysql.user table. (Bug #11936829)

  • The optimizer sometimes chose a forward index scan followed by a filesort to reverse the order rather than scanning the index in reverse order. (Bug #11882131)

  • Previously, an inappropriate error message was produced if a multiple-table update for an InnoDB table with a clustered primary key would update a table through multiple aliases, and perform an update that may physically move the row in at least one of these aliases. Now the error message is: Primary key/partition key update is not permitted since the table is updated both as 'tbl_name1' and 'tbl_name2' (Bug #11882110)

    References: See also Bug #11764529.

  • With index condition pushdown enabled, queries that used STRAIGHT_JOIN on data that included NULL values could return incorrect results. (Bug #11873324)

  • InnoDB invoked some zlib functions without proper initialization. (Bug #11849231)

  • Division of large numbers could cause stack corruption. (Bug #11792200)

  • Corrected a condition that produced an InnoDB message in the error log, unlock row could not find a 3 mode lock on the record. This situation could occur with a combination of a subquery and a FOR UPDATE clause under the READ UNCOMMITTED isolation level. The fix also improves the debuggability of such messages by including the original SQL statements that caused them. (Bug #11766322, Bug #59410)

  • With Valgrind enabled, InnoDB semaphore wait timeouts were too low and could expire. (Bug #11765460)

  • CHECK TABLE and REPAIR TABLE failed to find problems with MERGE tables that had underlying tables missing or with the wrong storage engine. Issues were reported only for the first underlying table. (Bug #11754210)

  • (5 DIV 2) and (5.0 DIV 2) produced different results (2 versus 3) because the result of the latter expression was not truncated before conversion to integer. This differed from the behavior in MySQL 5.0 and 5.1. Now both expressions produce 2. (Bug #61676, Bug #12711164)

  • The server failed to compile if partitioning support was disabled. (Bug #61625, Bug #12694147)

  • ALTER TABLE {MODIFY|CHANGE} ... FIRST did nothing except rename columns if the old and new versions of the table had exactly the same structure with respect to column data types. As a result, the mapping of column name to column data was incorrect. The same thing happened for ALTER TABLE DROP COLUMN ... ADD COLUMN statements intended to produce a new version of the table with exactly the same structure as the old version. (Bug #61493, Bug #12652385)

  • Incorrect handling of metadata locking for FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK for statements requiring prelocking caused two problems:

    • Execution of any data-changing statement that required prelocking (that is, involved a stored function or trigger) as part of a transaction slowed down somewhat all subsequent statements in the transaction. Performance in a transaction that periodically involved such statements gradually degraded over time.

    • Execution of any data-changing statement that required prelocking as part of a transaction prevented a concurrent FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK from proceeding until the end of the transaction rather than at the end of the particular statement.

    (Bug #61401, Bug #12641342)

  • A problem introduced in MySQL 5.5.11 caused very old (MySQL 4.0) clients to be unable to connect to the server. (Bug #61222, Bug #12563279)

  • The fractional part of the Queries per second value could be displayed incorrectly in MySQL status output (for example, in the output from mysqladmin status or the mysql STATUS command). (Bug #61205, Bug #12565712)

  • The mysql-log-rotate script was updated because it referred to deprecated MySQL options. (Bug #61038, Bug #12546842)

  • Using CREATE EVENT IF NOT EXISTS for an event that already existed and was enabled caused multiple instances of the event to run. (Bug #61005, Bug #12546938)

  • If a statement ended with mismatched quotes, the server accepted the statement and interpreted whatever was after the initial quote as a text string. (Bug #60993, Bug #12546960)

  • LOAD DATA INFILE incorrectly parsed relative data file path names that ascended more than three levels in the file system and as a consequence was unable to find the file. (Bug #60987, Bug #12403662)

  • Fixed shift count greater than width of type compilation warnings. (Bug #60908, Bug #12402772)

    References: See also Bug #12561303.

  • Table I/O for the Performance Schema table_io_waits_summary_by_index_usage table was counted as using no index for UPDATE and DELETE statements, even when an index was used. (Bug #60905, Bug #12370950)

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

  • Comparison of a DATETIME stored program variable and NOW() resulted in Illegal mix of collations error when character_set_connection was set to utf8. (Bug #60625, Bug #11926811)

  • Selecting from a view for which the definition included a HAVING clause failed with an error:

    1356: View '...' references invalid table(s) or column(s)
    or function(s) or definer/invoker of view lack rights to use them

    (Bug #60295, Bug #11829681)

  • CREATE TABLE syntax permits specification of a STORAGE {DEFAULT|DISK|MEMORY} option. However, this value was not written to the .frm file, so that a subsequent CREATE TABLE ... LIKE for the table did not include that option.

    Also, ALTER TABLE of a table that had a tablespace incorrectly destroyed the tablespace. (Bug #60111, Bug #11766883, Bug #34047, Bug #11747789)

  • The mysql_load_plugin() C API function did not clear the previous error. (Bug #60075, Bug #11766854)

  • 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 permitted max_allowed_packet to be set lower than net_buffer_length, which does not make sense because max_allowed_packet is the upper limit on net_buffer_length values. Now a warning occurs and the value remains unchanged. (Bug #59959, Bug #11766769)

  • 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)

  • Index condition pushdown code accessed an uninitialized variable. (Bug #59843, Bug #11766678)

  • For unknown users, the native password plugin reported incorrectly that no password had been specified even when it had. (Bug #59792, Bug #11766641)

  • SELECT DISTINCT with a deterministic stored function in the WHERE clause could produce incorrect results. (Bug #59736, Bug #11766594)

  • Setting optimizer_join_cache_level to 3 or greater raised an assertion for some queries. (Bug #59651, Bug #11766522)

  • Previously, Performance Schema table columns that held byte counts were BIGINT UNSIGNED. These were changed to BIGINT (signed). This makes it easier to perform calculations that compute differences between columns. (Bug #59631, Bug #11766504)

  • A missing variable initialization for Item_func_set_user_var objects could raise an assertion. (Bug #59527, Bug #11766424)

  • For some queries, the optimizer performed range analysis too many times for the same index. (Bug #59415, Bug #11766327)

  • 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)

  • An invalid pathname argument for the --defaults-extra-file option of MySQL programs caused a program crash. (Bug #59234, Bug #11766184)

  • In Item_func_month::val_str(), a Valgrind warning for a too-late NULL value check was corrected. (Bug #59166, Bug #11766126)

  • In Item::get_date, a Valgrind warning for a missing NULL value check was corrected. (Bug #59164, Bug #11766124)

  • In extract_date_time(), a Valgrind warning for a missing end-of-string check was corrected. (Bug #59151, Bug #11766112)

  • Some tables were not instrumented by the Performance Schema even though they were listed in the setup_objects table. (Bug #59150, Bug #11766111)

  • In string context, the MIN() and MAX() functions did not take into account the unsignedness of a BIGINT UNSIGNED argument. (Bug #59132, Bug #11766094)

  • In Item_func::val_decimal, a Valgrind warning for a missing NULL value check was corrected. (Bug #59125, Bug #11766087)

  • On Windows, the authentication_string column recently added to the mysql.user table caused the Configuration Wizard to fail. (Bug #59038, Bug #11766011)

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

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

  • The range created by the optimizer when OR-ing two conditions could be incorrect, causing incorrect query results. (Bug #58834, Bug #11765831)

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

  • As a side effect of optimizing condition AND TRUE or condition OR FALSE, MySQL for certain subqueries forgot that the columns used by the condition needed to be read, which raised an assertion in debug builds. (Bug #58690, Bug #11765699)

  • CREATE TRIGGER and DROP TRIGGER can change the prelocking list of stored routines, but the routine cache did not detect such changes, resulting in routine execution with an inaccurate locking list. (Bug #58674, Bug #11765684)

  • In Item_func_str_to_date::val_str, a Valgrind warning for an uninitialized variable was corrected. (Bug #58154, Bug #11765216)

  • The code for PROCEDURE ANALYSE() had a missing DBUG_RETURN statement, which could cause a server crash in debug builds. (Bug #58140, Bug #11765202)

  • 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)

  • The embedded server crashed when argc = 0. (Bug #57931, Bug #12561297)

  • An assertion could be raised in Item_func_int_val::fix_num_length_and_dec() due to overflow for geometry functions. (Bug #57900, Bug #11764994)

  • An assertion was raised if a statement tried to upgrade a metadata lock while there was an active FLUSH TABLE tbl_list WITH READ LOCK statement. Now if a statement tries to upgrade a metadata lock in this situation, the server returns an ER_TABLE_NOT_LOCKED_FOR_WRITE error to the client. (Bug #57649, Bug #11764779)

  • The optimizer sometimes requested ordered access from a storage engine when ordered access was not required. (Bug #57601, Bug #11764737)

  • An embedded client aborted rather than issuing an error message if it issued a TEE command (\T file_name) and the directory containing the file did not exist. This occurred because the wrong error handler was called. (Bug #57491, Bug #11764633)

  • ALTER EVENT could change the event status. (Bug #57156, Bug #11764334)

  • For an outer join with a NOT IN subquery in the WHERE clause, a null left operand to the NOT IN returned was treated differently than a literal NULL operand. (Bug #56881, Bug #11764086)

  • Threads blocked in the waiting for table metadata state were not visible in performance_schema.THREADS or SHOW PROFILE. (Bug #56475, Bug #11763728)

  • With prepared statements, the server could attempt to send result set metadata after the table had been closed. (Bug #56115, Bug #11763413)

  • Table objects associated with one session's optimizer structures could be closed after being passed to another session, prematurely ending the second session's table or index scan. (Bug #56080, Bug #11763382)

  • In some cases, SHOW WARNINGS returned an empty result when the previous statement failed. (Bug #55847, Bug #11763166)

  • A handled condition (error or warning) could be shown as not handled at the end of the statement. (Bug #55843, Bug #11763162)

    References: This bug is a regression of Bug #23032.

  • In debug builds, Field_new_decimal::store_value() was subject to buffer overflows. (Bug #55436, Bug #11762799)

  • For an InnoDB table, dropping and adding an index in a single ALTER TABLE statement could fail. (Bug #54927, Bug #11762345)

  • For a client connected using SSL, the Ssl_cipher_list status variable was empty and did not show the possible cipher types. (Bug #52596, Bug #11760210)

  • The mysql client sometimes did not properly close sessions terminated by the user with Control+C. (Bug #52515, Bug #11760134)

  • CREATE TABLE ... LIKE for a MyISAM table definition that included an DATA DIRECTORY or INDEX DIRECTORY table option failed, instead of creating a table with those options omitted as documented. (Bug #52354, Bug #11759990)

  • Spatial operations on certain corner cases could cause a server crash: Polygons with zero-point linerings; polygons with touching linerings. (Bug #51979, Bug #11759650, Bug #47429, Bug #11755628)

  • Attempts to grant the EXECUTE or ALTER ROUTINE privilege for a nonexistent stored procedure returned success instead of an error. (Bug #51401, Bug #11759114)

  • With lower_case_table_names=2, resolution of objects qualified by database names could fail. (Bug #50924, Bug #11758687)

  • CREATE TABLE without an ENGINE option determined the default engine at parse rather than execution time. This led to incorrect results if the statement was executed within a stored program and the default engine had been changed in the meantime. (Bug #50614, Bug #11758414)

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

  • For some statements such as DESCRIBE or SHOW, views with too many columns produced errors. (Bug #49437, Bug #11757397)

  • 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)

  • A race condition between loading a stored routine using the name qualified by the database name and dropping that database resulted in a spurious error message: The table mysql.proc is missing, corrupt, or contains bad data (Bug #47870, Bug #11756013)

  • When used to upgrade tables, mysqlcheck (and mysql_upgrade, which invokes mysqlcheck) did not upgrade some tables for which table repair was found to be necessary. In particular, it failed to upgrade InnoDB tables that needed repair, leaving them in a nonupgraded state. This occurred because:

    • mysqlcheck --check-upgrade ---auto-repair checks for tables that are incompatible with the current version of MySQL. It does this by issuing the CHECK TABLE ... FOR UPGRADE statement and examining the result.

    • For any table found to be incompatible, mysqlcheck issues a REPAIR TABLE statement. But this fails for storage engines such as InnoDB that do not support the repair operation. Consequently, the table remained unchanged.

    To fix the problem, the following changes were made to CHECK TABLE ... FOR UPGRADE and mysqlcheck. Because mysql_upgrade invokes mysqlcheck, these changes also fix the problem for mysql_upgrade.

    • CHECK TABLE ... FOR UPGRADE returns a different error if a table needs repair but its storage engine does not support REPAIR TABLE:


      Table upgrade required. Please do "REPAIR TABLE `tbl_name`" or
      dump/reload to fix it!


      Table rebuild required. Please do "ALTER TABLE `tbl_name` FORCE" or
      dump/reload to fix it!
    • mysqlcheck recognizes the new error and issues an ALTER TABLE ... FORCE statement. The FORCE option for ALTER TABLE was recognized but did nothing; now it is implemented and acts as a null alter operation that rebuilds the table.

    (Bug #47205, Bug #11755431)

  • On some platforms, the Incorrect value: xxx for column yyy at row zzz error produced by LOAD DATA INFILE could have an incorrect value of zzz. (Bug #46895, Bug #11755168)

  • Upgrades using an RPM package recreated the test database, which is undesirable when the DBA had removed it. (Bug #45415, Bug #11753896)

  • In MySQL 5.1 and up, if a table had triggers that used syntax supported in 5.0 but not 5.1, the table became unavailable. Now the table is marked as having broken triggers. These should be dropped and recreated manually. (Bug #45235, Bug #11753738)

  • An attempt to install nonexistent files during installation was corrected. (Bug #43247, Bug #11752142)

  • Some status variables rolled over to zero after reaching the maximum 32-bit value. They have been changed to 64-bit values. (Bug #42698, Bug #11751727)

  • SHOW EVENTS did not always show events from the correct database. (Bug #41907, Bug #11751148)

  • For queries with many eq_ref joins, the optimizer took excessive time to develop an execution plan. (Bug #41740, Bug #11751026, Bug #58225, Bug #11765274)

  • On FreeBSD 64-bit builds of the embedded server, exceptions were not prevented from propagating into the embedded application. (Bug #38965, Bug #11749418)

  • 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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