Bug #8918 Cluster crashes after first query
Submitted: 3 Mar 2005 10:01 Modified: 13 Jun 2005 16:10
Reporter: Jörg Nowak Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Cluster: Cluster (NDB) storage engine Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:MySQL MAX 4.1.10 OS:Solaris (Solaris 9 64 bit)
Assigned to: Jonas Oreland CPU Architecture:Any

[3 Mar 2005 10:01] Jörg Nowak
I configured a cluster in 2 Sunfire E2900, 16G Ram, 4 Dual core processors running Solaris 9, 64bit. Each SunFire machine was allocated 2 ndb nodes and 1 mysqld.

MYSQL version i installed is mysql-max-4.1.10 64 bit version for solaris.

Initially, I gave the value for [NDB DEFAULT] as

DataMemory : 3500M
IndexMemory: 700M

and i have 6 tables in the cluster database. I populated with 3 Million Entries in each table.

Every thing was working fine. As i had 16G ram, i thought of increasing the memory for the ndb nodes and want to insert more records in the cluster database.

Then i made the following changes

DataMemory : 5G
IndexMemory: 1G

Then, restarted the cluster. The cluster started successfully.
But as soon as i made my first query from the console of mysql

mysql>select count(*) from CFG; (Where CFG is one of the 6 tables i have)

all the cluster nodes crashed and in the logs i could find the following message

The log files and trace files are attached.

How to repeat:
Set the 
DataMemory to 3500M and IndexMemory to 700M.

Create more than 1 table in the mysql cluster and populate the tables with more than 1Million entries.

Now change the  DataMemory to %Gnd IndexMemory to 1G.

and restart the cluster

Now after the cluster is started, query in each table from the console like

mysql> select count(*) from table-name.

You will then hit the bug.
[3 Mar 2005 10:06] Jörg Nowak
Log file

Attachment: bug-info (text/plain), 719 bytes.

[3 Mar 2005 10:11] Jörg Nowak
Trace file for the "pointer too large" error. (part of it because too large to attach)

Attachment: ndb_3_trace.log.6 (application/octet-stream, text), 123.10 KiB.

[8 Mar 2005 9:06] Jonas Oreland
Hi Joerg,

Thanks for you effort.

In the error log (bug info) the first query points to ndb_3_trace.log.4
But you uploaded ndb_3_trace.log.6.
Furthermore, since you "cut" the trace file, it it almost useless.

  The second crash is a timeout on total startup time.
  I'll improve the printout
[8 Apr 2005 23:00] Bugs System
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a month, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
[9 Jun 2005 4:51] Bugs System
A patch for this bug has been committed. After review, it may
be pushed to the relevant source trees for release in the next
version. You can access the patch from:

[9 Jun 2005 5:28] Jonas Oreland
pushed to 4.1.13 and 5.0.8
[13 Jun 2005 16:10] Jon Stephens
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been committed to our
source repository of that product and will be incorporated into the
next release.

If necessary, you can access the source repository and build the latest
available version, including the bugfix, yourself. More information 
about accessing the source trees is available at

Additional info:

Documented in Change History for version 4.1.13 and 5.0.8. Closed.