Bug #58390 Fast ALTER TABLE for column rename not working for InnoDB
Submitted: 22 Nov 2010 16:00 Modified: 11 Apr 2013 18:48
Reporter: Rene' Cannao' Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1.46sp1 OS:Any
Assigned to: John Russell CPU Architecture:Any

[22 Nov 2010 16:00] Rene' Cannao'
According to the Manual at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/alter-table.html , "Renaming a column" is a “fast” ALTER TABLE.

This is not true for InnoDB.
Follow up from bug #57832 where is possible to find more details.

How to repeat:
Seen bug #57832

Suggested fix:
 Update documentation
[9 Feb 2012 0:04] John Russell
The description references bug #57832 but that must be a typo, that bug is unrelated to this one.
[11 Apr 2013 18:47] Paul DuBois
Please provide the correct bug number for the referenced bug.
[11 Apr 2013 18:48] Paul DuBois
Actually, the ALTER TABLE section now says:

"Renaming a column, except for the InnoDB storage engine."

Therefore, closing this bug report.