Bug #12591 SHOW TABLES FROM dbname produces wrong error message
Submitted: 15 Aug 2005 20:01 Modified: 24 Aug 2005 17:18
Reporter: Dean Ellis Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:4.0/4.1/5.0 OS:Linux (Linux/Windows)
Assigned to: Andrey Hristov CPU Architecture:Any

[15 Aug 2005 20:01] Dean Ellis
SHOW TABLES FROM nonexistent_database; reports the filesystem error (ie: "ERROR 12 (HY000): Can't read dir of './nosuchdatabase/' (Errcode: 2)") instead of a "bad database" error.

How to repeat:
USE nosuchdatabase;
SHOW TABLES FROM nosuchdatabase;

Suggested fix:
Report errno 1049 ("ERROR 1049 (42000): Unknown database 'nosuchdatabase'") instead.  Filesystem error could perhaps go into the errlog.
[15 Aug 2005 21:29] MySQL Verification Team
Verified on BK source 4.0/4.1/5.0.
[17 Aug 2005 15:51] 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:

[24 Aug 2005 17:18] Mike Hillyer
Documented in 5.0.12 changelog:

<listitem><para><literal>SHOW TABLES FROM</literal> returned wrong error message if the schema specified did not exist. (Bug #12591)</para></listitem>