Subject: Re: mysql/alpha bug
To: Eric Ding <ericding@MIT.EDU>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/17/1999 16:03:44
On Thu, 17 Jun 1999, Eric Ding wrote:
: used to store strings that can be larger than 255 characters. On the
: Alpha port, creating a table with text (as opposed to varchar) datatypes
: and then adding entries in somehow corrupts the table. If I try do a
: "select *" command, then the server will often crash. When it doesn't
: crash, it shows garbled/chopped text or none at all. I've included below
: a log from a MySQL session.
I've seen it. It's very likely a thread-locking problem, as I've seen it do
things like make all rows of a column have the first four characters
correct, and then the rest are all the same for every row, i.e.:
This reeks of race condition.
-- Todd Vierling (email@example.com)