Bug #52239 Wrong datatype specified for log_output in docs
Submitted: 20 Mar 2010 5:26 Modified: 22 Mar 2010 15:39
Reporter: Shlomi Noach (OCA) Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:>= 5.1 OS:Any
Assigned to: Paul DuBois CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: log_output

[20 Mar 2010 5:26] Shlomi Noach

Describing the log_output variable, under "Permitted values", it is stated that the data type for this variable is enumeration.
However, it is actually a SET, as it allows for multiple values.

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Suggested fix:
Change documented data type to SET
[20 Mar 2010 6:13] Shlomi Noach
Though, the '' value is disallowed.
So this is actually in between ENUM and SET.
[20 Mar 2010 8:23] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for the problem report.

77-52-28-202:5.1 openxs$ bin/mysql -uroot test
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A

Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 1
Server version: 5.1.46-debug Source distribution

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

mysql> set global log_output='FILE,TABLE';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> show global variables like '%output%';
| Variable_name | Value      |
| log_output    | FILE,TABLE |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
[22 Mar 2010 15:39] Paul DuBois
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been addressed in the documentation. The updated documentation will appear on our website shortly, and will be included in the next release of the relevant products.

"set" is more correct because multiple values are allowed.