MariaDB Blog

May 15, 2012

Announcing the Explain Analyzer

The explain statement can be an important tool for understanding how a query is being executed and what you can do to make it run better. Although the output of EXPLAIN is relatively straightforward it can be confusing to inexperienced users or can be mangled by terminal wrapping. To help with these problems as well as provide a pastebin for MariaDB developers to share explains during development we created The MariaDB/MySQL Explain Analyzer.

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April 23, 2012

Using the MySQL stack trace to isolate bugs

I came across an interesting error reported on #mysql the other day. When I went through it with the reporter it looks like we uncovered up to two bugs in InnoDB (or rather XtraDB as it was Percona Server). I thought it might be useful to go through the error message, including the stack trace, to show that you don't need to be a developer to track down some useful information. If you look at you'll see the error message.

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April 16, 2012

What a week in Santa Clara!

The SkySQL booth ready for the stampede of visitors that stopped by each day. We hope it was as productive and fun for all of you as it was for us at SkySQL! We started out the week at Percona Live, which was an excellent conference. Thanks to the Percona folks for making this a great get-together for the MySQL community. Excellent job, guys!

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April 08, 2012

Announcing MariaDB 5.3.6

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.3.6. This stable (GA) release incorporates MySQL 5.1.62, some performance improvements, and several bug fixes. Most importantly, MariaDB 5.3.6 includes a fix for a bug which, under certain rare circumstances, allowed a user to connect with an invalid password.

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