Bug #54839 docs say tmp_table_size removed in 5.1.12, but it's not
Submitted: 27 Jun 2010 12:27 Modified: 7 Jul 2010 15:26
Reporter: Viktor Štujber 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

[27 Jun 2010 12:27] Viktor Štujber
The docs on http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/server-system-variables.html#sysvar_tmp_table_size say "Version Removed	5.1.12". However, in 5.1.47, the setting is definitely still there. So either it got removed and then re-added (forgetting to mention it in the docs), or it was never removed and this is a documentation typo. Either way I find the current text confusing.

How to repeat:
Visit http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/server-system-variables.html#sysvar_tmp_table_size.
Connect to the mysql server and run "SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'tmp_table_size';".

Suggested fix:
If it is a documentation mistake and the removal never happened, remove the offending text.
If the removal did happen and the setting got re-added in a later version, document that.
[27 Jun 2010 12:42] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for the problem report.
[7 Jul 2010 15:26] 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.

This was an error, the variable has not been not removed.