Released on 29 Sep 2000
MySQL 3.23.25 Changelog

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  • Fixed that databasename works as second argument to mysqlhotcopy.

  • The values for the UMASK and UMASK_DIR environment variables now can be specified in octal by beginning the value with a zero.

  • Added RIGHT JOIN. This makes RIGHT a reserved word.

  • Added @@identity as a synonym for LAST_INSERT_ID(). (This is for MSSQL compatibility.)

  • Fixed a bug in myisamchk and REPAIR TABLE when using FULLTEXT index.

  • LOAD DATA INFILE now works with FIFOs. (Patch by Toni L. Harbaugh-Blackford.)

  • FLUSH LOGS broke replication if you specified a log name with an explicit extension as the value of the log-bin option.

  • Fixed a bug in MyISAM with packed multiple-part keys.

  • Fixed crash when using CHECK TABLE on Windows.

  • Fixed a bug where FULLTEXT index always used the koi8_ukr character set.

  • Fixed privilege checking for CHECK TABLE.

  • The MyISAM repair/reindex code didn't use the --tmpdir option for its temporary files.


  • Fixed core dump on CHANGE MASTER TO when the slave did not have the master to start with.

  • Fixed incorrect Time in the processlist for Connect of the slave thread.

  • The slave now logs when it connects to the master.

  • Fixed a core dump bug when doing FLUSH MASTER if you didn't specify a file name argument to --log-bin.

  • Added missing ha_berkeley.x files to the MySQL Windows distribution.

  • Fixed some mutex bugs in the log code that could cause thread blocks if new log files couldn't be created.

  • Added lock time and number of selected processed rows to slow query log.

  • Added --memlock option to mysqld to lock mysqld in memory on systems with the mlockall() call (as in Solaris).

  • HEAP tables didn't use keys properly. (Bug from 3.23.23.)

  • Added better support for MERGE tables (keys, mapping, creation, documentation...). See Section 13.3, “The MERGE Storage Engine”.

  • Fixed bug in mysqldump from 3.23 which caused some CHAR columns not to be quoted.

  • Merged analyze, check, optimize and repair code.

  • OPTIMIZE TABLE is now mapped to REPAIR TABLE with statistics and sorting of the index tree. This means that for the moment it only works on MyISAM tables.

  • Added a pre-alloced block to root_malloc to get fewer mallocs.

  • Added a lot of new statistics variables.

  • Fixed ORDER BY bug with BDB tables.

  • Removed warning that mysqld couldn't remove the .pid file under Windows.

  • Changed --log-isam to log MyISAM tables instead of isam tables.

  • Fixed CHECK TABLE to work on Windows.

  • Added file mutexes to make pwrite() safe on Windows.