My first patch for MySQL world; fixing BUG #76852

Hi dear MySQL Community.
I have reported a bunch of bugs and wrote some articles, but today is a special for me šŸ™‚
Because today I send my first PR for MySQL source code.

So I have logged a bug -> #76852 and now fixed it after year.
Okey, I know I am lazy.

Let’s reproduce the bug.
Simulating full disk condition is easy as:

mkdir /filesystems
dd if=/dev/zero of=/filesystems/tmp_fs bs=1024 count=0 seek=$[1024*10]
mkfs.ext4 /filesystems/tmp_fs
mkdir small_mounted_dir
mount -o loop /filesystems/tmp_fs /home/sh/small_mounted_dir/

Then obtain MySQL source and compile it with DEBUG. If you don’t know how to do it just refer to -> installing-mysql-from-source-cmake-issues

From now you can use MySQL Sandbox to install 1 master and 2 slaves:

make_sandbox_from_source /home/sh/MySQLPakcages/mysql-5.6.32 replication

Inside main path there will be a script for enabling GTID:


Run it.

Then stop master using ./stop script inside master folder:


Move binary mysql-bin.* files from datadir to /home/sh/small_mounted_dir/.
Update my.sandbox.cnf and add new path for log-bin variable. Then start MySQL using ./start script.
You can run sysbench to populate data:

 sysbench --test=/home/sh/REPOS/sysbench/sysbench/tests/db/oltp.lua --oltp-test-mode=complex \
 --num-threads=100 --mysql-db=dbtest --mysql-user=root --mysql-password=msandbox --db-driver=mysql \
 --max-requests=0 --innodb-table-size=1000000 --mysql-socket=/tmp/mysql_sandbox23097.sock prepare
sysbench --test=/home/sh/REPOS/sysbench/sysbench/tests/db/insert.lua --oltp-test-mode=complex \
--num-threads=100 --mysql-db=dbtest --mysql-user=root --mysql-password=msandbox --db-driver=mysql  \
--max-requests=0 --innodb-table-size=1000000 --mysql-socket=/tmp/mysql_sandbox23097.sock run

Next you will likely see something:

2016-11-08 00:56:32 13417 [Warning] Disk is full writing '/home/sh/small_mounted_dir/mysql-bin.000003' (Errcode: 28 - No space left on device). Waiting for someone to free space...
2016-11-08 00:56:32 13417 [Warning] Retry in 60 secs. Message reprinted in 600 secs

If you try to stop MySQL, you will likely hit -> #83705

And if you try to start you will likely hit -> #76852

According to coredump:

(gdb) bt
#0  0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
#1  0x0000000000ae6242 in my_printf_warning (format=0x1026f08 "Disk is full writing '%s' (Errcode: %d - %s). Waiting for someone to free space...")
    at /root/mysql-5.6.24/mysys/my_error.c:260
#2  0x0000000000ac9052 in wait_for_free_space (filename=0x1fe7ee0 "/opt/mysql/datadir/mysql-bin.~rec~", errors=0) at /root/mysql-5.6.24/mysys/errors.c:115
#3  0x0000000000af1ac7 in my_write (Filedes=19, Buffer=0x1964d00 "/opt/mysql/datadir/mysql-bin.000003\n", Count=36, MyFlags=52)
    at /root/mysql-5.6.24/mysys/my_write.c:89
#4  0x0000000000acd5ae in inline_mysql_file_write (src_file=0x1027708 "/root/mysql-5.6.24/mysys/mf_iocache.c", src_line=1788, file=19, 
    buffer=0x1964d00 "/opt/mysql/datadir/mysql-bin.000003\n", count=36, flags=52) at /root/mysql-5.6.24/include/mysql/psi/mysql_file.h:1141
#5  0x0000000000ad078c in my_b_flush_io_cache (info=0x183c1a8, need_append_buffer_lock=0) at /root/mysql-5.6.24/mysys/mf_iocache.c:1787
#6  0x0000000000a7132b in MYSQL_BIN_LOG::sync_purge_index_file (this=0x183b400) at /root/mysql-5.6.24/sql/
#7  0x0000000000a6e206 in MYSQL_BIN_LOG::open_binlog (this=0x183b400, log_name=0x190d130 "/opt/mysql/datadir/mysql-bin", new_name=0x0, 
    io_cache_type_arg=WRITE_CACHE, max_size_arg=1073741824, null_created_arg=false, need_lock_index=true, need_sid_lock=true, extra_description_event=0x0)
    at /root/mysql-5.6.24/sql/
#8  0x000000000063ad8e in init_server_components () at /root/mysql-5.6.24/sql/
#9  0x000000000063b6e7 in mysqld_main (argc=19, argv=0x186de68) at /root/mysql-5.6.24/sql/
#10 0x000000000062fc74 in main (argc=10, argv=0x7fffffffe3d8) at /root/mysql-5.6.24/sql/

The problem is somewhere at line 260 in /mysys/my_error.c:

void(*sql_print_warning_hook)(const char *format,...);
void my_printf_warning(const char *format, ...)
  va_list args;
  char wbuff[ERRMSGSIZE];
  DBUG_PRINT("my", ("Format: %s", format));
  (void) my_vsnprintf (wbuff, sizeof(wbuff), format, args);

It gives SEGFAULT exactly on (*sql_print_warning_hook)(wbuff) which makes clear that, sql_print_warning_hook is not initialized at that point.

So as a suggestion by Sergei Glushchenko the solution can be achieved by checking sql_print_warning_hook prior calling inside my_error.c or initialize earlier sql_print_warning_hook inside sql/ The best to have both:

I decide to initialize sql_print_warning_hook inside init_server_components():
Took this one:

+  /*
    The subsequent calls may take a long time : e.g. innodb log read.
    Thus set the long running service control manager timeout
@@ -5596,7 +5598,7 @@ int mysqld_main(int argc, char **argv)
   error_handler_hook= my_message_sql;
   start_signal_handler();       // Creates pidfile
-  sql_print_warning_hook = sql_print_warning;

and added to:

@@ -4663,6 +4663,8 @@ static int init_server_components()
     We need to call each of these following functions to ensure that
     all things are initialized so that unireg_abort() doesn't fail
+  sql_print_warning_hook = sql_print_warning;
   if (table_def_init() | hostname_cache_init(host_cache_size))
@@ -5486,7 +5488,7 @@ int mysqld_main(int argc, char **argv)

Second thing is to add simple check inside /mysys/my_error.c:

diff --git a/mysys/my_error.c b/mysys/my_error.c
index b1f57ba..4441228 100644
--- a/mysys/my_error.c
+++ b/mysys/my_error.c
@@ -257,7 +257,14 @@ void my_printf_warning(const char *format, ...)
   (void) my_vsnprintf (wbuff, sizeof(wbuff), format, args);
-  (*sql_print_warning_hook)(wbuff);
+  if(sql_print_warning_hook)
+  {
+    (*sql_print_warning_hook)(wbuff);
+  }
+  else
+  {
+    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", wbuff);
+  }

After recompiling and retesting, there will be no SEGFAULT anymore.
So it can be considered as a fix, except that, my IDE added/removed some spaces from source code šŸ™‚

The PR link -> PR #109

Author: Shahriyar Rzayev

Azerbaijan MySQL User Group leader.

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