Bug #68623 ISAM Log documentation.
Submitted: 10 Mar 2013 11:52 Modified: 16 Jul 2015 21:16
Reporter: Daniël van Eeden (OCA) Email Updates:
Status: Won't fix Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.6.10 OS:Any
Assigned to: Paul Dubois CPU Architecture:Any

[10 Mar 2013 11:52] Daniël van Eeden
Description:
Pages: 
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/myisamlog.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/server-system-variables.html

The documenation is not clear about:
- If ISAM logging is still supported
- If ISAM logging is deperecated

The documentation lacks:
- An complete example about the myisamlog utility
- Description for the log-isam variable
- Description on the myisamlog page about how to enable isam logging.

How to repeat:
Read docs.

Suggested fix:
Declare ISAM logging as obsolete and then remove this feature (including myisamlog utility).
If it still serves a purpose: Improve documentation.
[10 Mar 2013 11:54] Daniël van Eeden
The only related bug I could find is Bug #13739
But that bug doesn't have any real documentation attached.
[11 Mar 2013 9:48] Erlend Dahl
Thank you for the bug report.
[11 Mar 2013 11:14] Daniël van Eeden
There is a bit of information available:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/server-options.html#option_mysqld_log-isam
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysqld-version-reference/en/mysqld-version-reference-optvar.html

This however doesn't completely fix this bug.
[22 Apr 2013 18:07] Paul Dubois
Very little-used program. Long term, it will be deprecated.
Therefore, closing this bug.
[12 Jun 2013 20:15] Daniël van Eeden
Shouldn't the options be marked as deprecated in the manual then?

I would love to see the utility and functionality removed in 5.7.
[16 Jul 2015 21:16] Daniël van Eeden
For 5.7.8:
- log-isam is still accepted by mysqld
- the documentation is still present
- myisamlog utility is still present