Bug #76200 description for myisam_repair_threads is incorrect
Submitted: 6 Mar 2015 21:10 Modified: 6 Jun 2018 22:46
Reporter: Shane Bester (Platinum Quality Contributor) Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench: Administration Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:6.2.5, build 404 OS:Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: myisam_repair_threads

[6 Mar 2015 21:10] Shane Bester
It says:
"Number of threads to use when repairing MyISAM tables."

Current description makes it look like you can repair a single table using the number of threads specified, but that is not the case.

If the option is set to anything > 1 then *1 thread per index* is used.


How to repeat:
Look at INSTANCE->Options File->MyISAM

Suggested fix:
The field is a numeric field, but it should be a boolean, aka, either use parallel repair, or don't.
[9 Mar 2015 4:50] MySQL Verification Team
Hello Shane,

Thank you for the report.

[6 Jun 2018 22:46] Christine Cole
Posted by developer:
Fixed as of the upcoming MySQL Workbench 8.0.12 release, and here's the changelog entry:

The on-screen description of the myisam-repair-threads system variable was
incomplete. It now indicates that the (default) value of 1 disables
parallel repair (see the MyISAM tab in Administration - Option File).

Thank you for the bug report.