Bug #3403 Wrong encoding in SHOW GRANTS, EPLAIN SELECT output
Submitted: 6 Apr 2004 16:25 Modified: 14 May 2004 10:31
Reporter: Alexander Kirillov Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:4.1, 5.0 OS:FreeBSD (FreeBSD)
Assigned to: Alexander Barkov CPU Architecture:Any

[6 Apr 2004 16:25] Alexander Kirillov
SHOW GRANTS, EXPLAIN SELECT (and probably some other informational) queries
return database/table names in wrong encoding (probably UTF-8) if database/table names
include national characters. In my case koi8r.
This is serious as my app needs to parse SHOW GRANTS output.

How to repeat:
CREATE DATABASE `koi8r name`;
GRANT SELECT ON `koi8r name`.* TO `some valid user`@`localhost`;
SHOW GRANTS FOR `same user`@`localhost`;
Database name shows up as ???????
CREATE TABLE `some database`.`koi8r name` (id int) TYPE=MyISAM;
INSERT INTO `some database`.`koi8r name` SET `id`='1';
EXPLAIN SELECT * FROM `some database`.`koi8r name` LIMIT 5;
Table name shows up as ????
[14 May 2004 9:51] Alexander Barkov
GRANT related fix has been applied to 4.1.2 sources.
EXPLAIN will be fixed in a separate changeset.
[14 May 2004 10:31] Alexander Barkov
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