Released on 29 Jan 2003
MySQL 4.0.10 Changelog

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Functionality added or changed:

  • Added option --log-error[=file_name] to mysqld_safe and mysqld. This option forces all error messages to be put in a log file if the option --console is not given. On Windows --log-error is enabled as default, with a default name of host_name.err if the name is not specified.

  • Changed some messages from Warning: to Note: in the log files.

  • The mysqld server should now compile on NetWare.

  • Added optimization that if one does GROUP BY ... ORDER BY NULL then result is not sorted.

  • New ft_stopword_file system variable for mysqld to replace/disable the built-in stopword list that is used in full-text searches. See Section 5.1.3, “Server System Variables”.

  • Changed default stack size from 64KB to 192KB; This fixes a core dump problem on Red Hat 8.0 and other systems with a glibc that requires a stack size larger than 128K for gethostbyaddr() to resolve a host name. You can fix this for earlier MySQL versions by starting mysqld with --thread-stack=192K.

  • Added mysql_waitpid to the binary distribution and the MySQL-client RPM subpackage (required for mysql-test-run).

  • Renamed the main MySQL RPM package to MySQL-server. When updating from an older version, MySQL-server.rpm simply replaces MySQL.rpm.

  • If a slave is configured with replicate_wild_do_table=db.% or replicate_wild_ignore_table=db.%, these rules are applied to CREATE/DROP DATABASE, too.

  • Added timeout value for MASTER_POS_WAIT().

Bugs fixed:

  • Fixed initialization of the random seed for newly created threads to give a better rand() distribution from the first call.

  • Fixed a bug that caused mysqld to hang when a table was opened with the HANDLER statement and then dropped without being closed.

  • Fixed bug in logging to binary log (which affects replication) a query that inserts a NULL in an AUTO_INCREMENT column and also uses LAST_INSERT_ID().

  • Fixed an unlikely bug that could cause a memory overrun when using ORDER BY constant_expression.

  • Fixed a table corruption in myisamchk parallel repair mode.

  • Fixed bug in query cache invalidation on simple table renaming.

  • Fixed bug in mysqladmin --relative.

  • On some 64-bit systems, show status reported a strange number for Open_files and Open_streams.

  • Fixed incorrect number of columns in EXPLAIN on empty table.

  • Fixed bug in LEFT JOIN that caused zero rows to be returned in the case the WHERE condition was evaluated as FALSE after reading const tables. (Unlikely condition).

  • FLUSH PRIVILEGES didn't correctly flush table/column privileges when mysql.tables_priv is empty.

  • Fixed bug in replication when using LOAD DATA INFILE one a file that updated an AUTO_INCREMENT column with NULL or 0. This bug only affected MySQL 4.0 masters (not slaves or MySQL 3.23 masters).


    If you have a slave that has replicated a file with generated AUTO_INCREMENT columns, the slave data is corrupted and you should reinitialize the affected tables from the master.

  • Fixed possible memory overrun when sending a BLOB value larger than 16M to the client.

  • Fixed incorrect error message when setting a NOT NULL column to an expression that returned NULL.

  • Fixed core dump bug in str LIKE "%other_str%" where str or other_str contained characters >= 128.

  • Fixed bug: When executing on master LOAD DATA and InnoDB failed with table full error the binary log was corrupted.