Chris Calender's Blog

June 06, 2014

What exactly does log_warnings=2 log?

Have you ever wondered exactly does log_warnings=2 log? Well, I have, and finally decided to check the code. :) (The manual used to mention setting this to 2 for diagnosing some connection-related problems, but I didn't run into that comment in my most recent search.) Basically, in recent 5.6 source code, we find "log_warnings > 1" in 7 files. In 5.5 source, it is only in 5 files. Here are the 7 files in 5.6: (line 460) (lines 4873, 10020, 11209) (line 912) (lines 1538, 1596, 1735, 2066)

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June 05, 2014

MaxScale 0.6.0 Overview and Highlights

MaxScale 0.6.0 was recently released (it is the 3rd alpha, with the beta on the near horizon), and is available for download here. The particular release only contains 2 great additions and 2 important fixes (and note development continues with the 1.0 (GA) features, but these have not been put into this alpha version). Important Additions:

  1. A feature-complete read/write splitting module, i.e. read and write operations are now balanced in a smarter way to master or slave servers.

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April 17, 2014

Resolving MySQL ODBC "architecture mismatch" Error

If you attempt to use ODBC to run a MySQL application and run into the following error:

[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] The specified DSN contains an 
architecture mismatch between the Driver and Application

This means there is a 64-bit versus 32-bit mismatch. Most likely, you're running 64-bit Windows, as well as 64-bit MySQL ODBC connector, but the application is 32-bit. If this is the case, you will also need to install the 32-bit MySQL ODBC connector, and then create the connection from the 32-bit ODBC.

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April 17, 2014

Resolving Error 1918, System Error Code 126, When Installing MySQL ODBC Driver

If you are installing MySQL ODBC Driver and encounter the following error:

Error 1918. Error installing ODBC driver MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver, 
ODBC error 13: The setup routines for the MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver 
could not be loaded due to system error code 126: 
The specified module could not be found. 
...\myodbc5S.dll).. Verify...

Then you will need to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (select the appropriate one for your OS architecture below): 64-bit version:

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