Bug #19275 Lot of DDL ops lead to 773: Out of string memory Permanent error: Schema error
Submitted: 22 Apr 2006 13:56 Modified: 28 Jun 2006 3:58
Reporter: Jonathan Miller Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Cluster: Cluster (NDB) storage engine Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1.10 OS:Linux (Linux 32 Bit OS)
Assigned to: Jonas Oreland CPU Architecture:Any

[22 Apr 2006 13:56] Jonathan Miller
NDB error code 773: Out of string memory, please modify StringMemory config parameter: Permanent error: Schema error.

Using 2 cid_ndb_ddl tests the MySQLD died. I did not get a stack trace or a core. The was over 10 hours ago.

Now when I try to run the test, I get this message.

Issue# 1: Why has some of the memory been released by now?

Issue# 2: I find no documentation on this parameter at all. 
  a)What this does for me?
  b) How am I suppose to know what setting it is currently at? 
  c) How do I know what to set it to?
  d) How do I know what secition it goes in? ( I guess NDBD DEFAULT, but that is educated guess)

How to repeat:
See above?
[22 Apr 2006 13:58] Jonathan Miller
-> Why has some of the memory been released by now?
should read
-> Why hasn't some of the memory been released by now?
[21 Jun 2006 14:01] Bugs System
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[21 Jun 2006 14:14] Jonas Oreland
pushed into 5.1-new-ndb

documentation of bug: it was a memleak in alter table

documentation of "StringMemory" (in [NDBD DEFAULT] or [NDBD])
specifies how much memory is allocated for strings (e.g table names etc...)
if value specified is [0-100] it means % of max needed
                         if > 100 it means actual bytes.
default value is 5%

(4.1 & 5.0 used 100%, i.e. over allocated by ~95%)
[27 Jun 2006 22:03] Tomas Ulin
pushed to 5.1.12
[28 Jun 2006 3:58] Jon Stephens
Documented bugfix in 5.1.12 changelog. Added StringMemory info to data node definition seciton of Cluster chapter in 4.1/5.0/5.1 Manual. Closed.