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MySQL Community Server 5.1.66 has been released
Posted by: Akhil Mohan ()
Date: October 03, 2012 03:53AM

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Server 5.1.66, a new version of the popular Open Source
Database Management System, has been released. MySQL 5.1.66 is
recommended for use on production systems.

For an overview of what's new in MySQL 5.1, please see

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/mysql-nutshell.html

For information on installing MySQL 5.1.66 on new servers or upgrading
to MySQL 5.1.66 from previous MySQL releases, please see

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/installing.html

MySQL Server is available in source and binary form for a number of
platforms from our download pages at

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/

We welcome and appreciate your feedback, bug reports, bug fixes,
patches, etc:

http://dev.mysql.com/resources/Contributing.html

For information on open issues in MySQL 5.1, please see the errata
list at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/bugs.html

The following section lists the changes in the MySQL source code since
the previous released version of MySQL 5.1. It may also be viewed
online at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-66.html

Enjoy!

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A.1.1. Changes in MySQL 5.1.66 (September 29, 2012)

   Bugs Fixed

     * InnoDB: Certain information_schema tables originally
       introduced in MySQL 5.6 are now also available in MySQL
       5.5 and MySQL 5.1: INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/innodb-buffer-pag
       e-table.html), INNODB_BUFFER_PAGE_LRU
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/innodb-buffer-pag
       e-lru-table.html), and INNODB_BUFFER_POOL_STATS
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/innodb-buffer-poo
       l-stats-table.html). (Bug #13113026)

     * InnoDB: When a SELECT ... FOR UPDATE, UPDATE, or other
       SQL statement scanned rows in an InnoDB table using a <
       or <= operator in a WHERE clause, the next row after the
       affected range could also be locked. This issue could
       cause a lock wait timeout for a row that was not expected
       to be locked. The issue occurred under various isolation
       levels, such as READ COMMITTED
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/set-transaction.h
       tml#isolevel_read-committed) and REPEATABLE READ
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/set-transaction.h
       tml#isolevel_repeatable-read). (Bug #11765218)

     * Partitioning: The buffer for the row currently read from
       each partition used for sorted reads was allocated on
       open and freed only when the partitioning handler was
       closed or destroyed. For SELECT statements on tables with
       many partitions and large rows, this could cause the
       server to use excessive amounts of memory.
       This issue has been addressed by allocating buffers for
       reads from partitioned tables only when they are needed
       and freeing them immediately once they are no longer
       needed. As part of this fix, memory is now allocated for
       reading from rows only in partitions that have not been
       pruned (see Partition Pruning
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/partitioning-prun
       ing.html)). (Bug #13025132)
       References: See also Bug #11764622, Bug #14537277.

     * Replication: In master-master replication with
       --log-slave-updates
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/replication-optio
       ns-slave.html#option_mysqld_log-slave-updates) enabled,
       setting a user variable and then performing inserts using
       this variable caused the Exec_master_log_position column
       in the output of SHOW SLAVE STATUS
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/show-slave-status
       .html) not to be updated. (Bug #13596613)

     * Small sort_buffer_size
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/server-system-var
       iables.html#sysvar_sort_buffer_size) values could result
       in a server crash. (Bug #14111180)

     * The libmysqlclient_r client library exported symbols from
       yaSSL that conflict with OpenSSL. If a program linked
       against that library and libcurl, it could crash with a
       segmentation fault. (Bug #14068244)

     * The argument for LIMIT must be an integer, but if the
       argument was given by a placeholder in a prepared
       statement, the server did not reject noninteger values
       such as '5'. (Bug #13868860)

     * Access to INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables through a view could
       leak memory. (Bug #13734987)

     * A query for a FEDERATED
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/federated-storage
       -engine.html) table could return incorrect results when
       the underlying table had a compound index on two columns
       and the query included an AND condition on the columns.
       (Bug #12876932)

     * The argument to the --ssl-key
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/ssl-options.html#
       option_general_ssl-key) option was not verified to exist
       and be a valid key. The resulting connection used SSL,
       but the key was not used. (Bug #62743, Bug #13115401)

     * In debug builds, an InnoDB
       (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/innodb-storage-en
       gine.html) assertion was overly aggressive about
       prohibiting an open range. (Bug #66513, Bug #14547952)

     * Adding a LIMIT clause to a query containing GROUP BY and
       ORDER BY could cause the optimizer to choose an incorrect
       index for processing the query, and return more rows than
       required. (Bug #54599, Bug #11762052)

     * mysqlbinlog did not accept input on the standard input
       when the standard input was a pipe. (Bug #49336, Bug
       #11757312)
Thanks,

Akhil Mohan

MySQL Release Engineering Team

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