Bug #11091 union involving BIT: assertion failure in Item::tmp_table_field_from_field_type
Submitted: 4 Jun 2005 4:40 Modified: 7 Jul 2005 16:36
Reporter: Timothy Smith Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.0.6 OS:Any (any)
Assigned to: Ramil Kalimullin

[4 Jun 2005 4:40] Timothy Smith
Description:
create table badbit (b bit);

-- This crashes the server
select b from badbit union select b from badbit;

It seems that Item_result Field::result_merge_type(enum_field_types field_type) is returning a bogus value for the BIT type; and it is hitting the default case in the
switch at sql/item.cc:3354 (in current bk), inside Field *Item::tmp_table_field_from_field_type(TABLE *table)

How to repeat:

See Description.

Suggested fix:

Maybe need to fix the field_types_result_type array?  Or the field_type2index() function?
[15 Jun 2005 11:07] Bugs System
A patch for this bug has been committed. After review, it may
be pushed to the relevant source trees for release in the next
version. You can access the patch from:

  http://lists.mysql.com/internals/26018
[30 Jun 2005 9:33] Ramil Kalimullin
fixed in 5.0.9
[7 Jul 2005 16:36] Jon Stephens
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been committed to our
source repository of that product and will be incorporated into the
next release.

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Additional info:

Bugfix documented in 5.0.9 change history; closed.