Planet MySQL Planet MySQL: Meta Deutsch Español Français Italiano 日本語 Русский Português 中文
Employee MySQL 5.6.16 Community Release Notes
+7 Vote Up -0 Vote Down

Thank you to the MySQL Community, on behalf of the MySQL team @ Oracle. Your bug reports, testcases and patches have helped create a better MySQL 5.6.16.

In particular:

  • Thanks to Honza Horak for suggesting we make tmpdir configurable at build-time, and for providing a patch. Bug #68338.
  • Thanks to Hartmut Holzgraefe for reporting a memory leak when using the InnoDB memcached API and replication. Bug #70757.
  • Thanks to Justin Swanhart for reporting that InnoDB reported an incorrect operating system error code when it failed to initialize. Bug #70867.
  • Thanks to Yoshinori Matsunobu who reported that MySQL 5.6′s persistent InnoDB statistics caused stalls due to latch contention. Bug #70768.
  • Thanks to Laurynas Biveinis for discovering that InnoDB could needlessly call os_thread_get_curr_id(). Bug #70417.
  • Thanks to Nizameddin Ordulu for identifying a case where InnoDB’s doublewrite buffer would not restore corrupted pages but could have. Bug #70087.
  • Thanks to Hartmut Holzgraefe for reporting that the README file for InnoDB memcached incorrectly specified the version of libevent statically linked. Bug #70034.
  • Thanks to Shahriyar Rzayev for reporting that the error message when reseting a slave with innodb_force_recovery set was cryptic. We have since improved the error message. Bug #69907.
  • Thanks to Keith Dechant for reporting that AUTO_INCREMENT values could not be reset when the INPLACE algorithm was used for ALTER TABLE. Bug #69882.
  • Thanks to Laurynas Biveinis for reporting an incorrect comment in the InnoDB source code. Bug #69847.
  • Thanks to Christian Rabe for reporting a problem when using an InnoDB tablespace stored on a raw device. Bug #69424.
  • Thanks to Justin Swanhart for reporting that an online ALTER TABLE operation on a partitioned table can consume a significant amount of memory. Bug #69325.
  • Thanks to Valeriy Kravchuk for reporting a specific workload where InnoDB did not scale well on multi-core machines. In response to Valeriy’s bug report, we added a new feature to use atomic reference counting to track page use instead of mutexes. Bug #68079.
  • Thanks to Stewart Smith for reporting that table renaming operations showed up under foreign key errors in SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS. Stewart also generously provided a patch. Bug #61746.
  • Thanks to Laurynas Biveinis for reporting that UNIV_SYNC_DEBUG was disabled erroneously as part of an earlier bug fix. We’ve since reenabled it. Bug #69617.
  • Thanks to Joffrey Michaie for reporting a situation where queries on tables partitioned by hash could return wrong results. Bug #70588.
  • Thanks to zhai weixiang for reporting an issue where binlog dump information could incorrectly be written to the error log. Bug #70685.
  • Thanks to Justin Swanhart for reporting that mysqlbinlog did not properly decode DECIMAL values. Bug #65812.
  • Thanks to Santosh Praneeth Banda for reporting that the semisynchronous replication plugin was called twice for a DDL statement. Bug #70410.
  • Thanks to Yang Dingning from NCNIPC, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences for reporting a security issue. Bug #61065.
  • Thanks to Bryan Turner for reporting a situation where tables with utf8_bin collation could return results in the wrong order. Bug #69005.
  • Thanks to Honza Horak for reporting code improvement suggestions as the result of a coverity analysis. Bug #70830.
  • Thanks to Ed Reeder for reporting that the option --local-service did not work on Windows. Bug #69637.
  • Thanks to David Coyle for reporting a limitation when using views with an ORDER BY in their definition. We have since worked around this limitation. Bug #69678.
  • Thanks to Davi Arnaut for reporting an issue with the performance_schema instrumentation interface. Bug #70628.
  • Thanks to Laurynas Biveinis for pointing out a situation where make_atomic_cas_body64 might be miscompiled. Thanks also to Davi Arnaut for his comments on the bug. Bug #63451.
  • Thanks to Davi Arnaut for reporting that the mysql_plugin client inadvertently attempts to remove files. Bug #69752.
  • Thanks to Igor Babaev and xiaobin lin who independently discovered a case when COUNT(DISTINCT) could return wrong results. xiaobin lin also provided a patch, which while we did not end up using it, we valued the contribution. Bug #68749, Bug #71028.
  • Thanks to Patrick Middleton for pointing out an issue when trying to compile MySQL without partitioning. While we didn’t end up using it, we thank Patrick for also providing a patch. Bug #71010.
  • Thanks to Anthony Tso for reporting a bug where wrong results could be returned. Bug #70608.
  • Thanks to Elena Stepanova for reporting a security issue. Bug #68751.
  • Thanks to Daniel van Eeden for letting us know that some scripts provided out of date information regarding where to file bug reports. Bug #68742.
  • Thanks to Don Coffin for reporting that some file removal operations were not instrumented by performance_schema. Bug #69782.
  • Thanks to Eric Bergen for reporting that mysqldump would not release metadata locks until after the dump operation had finished. Bug #71017.
  • Thanks to Michael Ezzell for reporting a security issue. Bug #68354.
  • Thanks to Giuseppe Maxia for raising awareness of the obsolete mysqlbug utility. We have since removed mention of it from mysql_install_db. Bug #29716.

Thank you again to all the community contributors listed above. In particular, the MySQL team would like to call out the names that appear more than once in this release:

Honza Horak (2), Hartmut Holzgraefe (2), Justin Swanhart (3), Davi Arnaut (2) and Laurynas Biveinis (4).

If I missed a name here, please let me know!

- Morgan

Votes:

You must be logged in with a MySQL account to vote on Planet MySQL entries. More information on PlanetMySQL voting.

Planet MySQL © 1995, 2014, Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates   Legal Policies | Your Privacy Rights | Terms of Use

Content reproduced on this site is the property of the respective copyright holders. It is not reviewed in advance by Oracle and does not necessarily represent the opinion of Oracle or any other party.