MySQL bug from birthday to the end

15 April 5:30PM - 7:00PM @ Community Networking Welcome Reception

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Lightning Talk

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MySQL bug #20786 received birthday cake for its 5th year anniversary. And this bug is still not in state "Closed"! Bug #989 required full rewrite of Runtime code. Its fix took 6 years of hard work. Bug #23427 was fixed in just two days. New version was released next day only to include fix for this bug. Why some bugs get fixed quickly and others wait years? What to do if MySQL bug affects you? What do all these statuses in the bugs database mean? In this short talk I will walk you from bug's birthday through lifetime challenges to final fix. You will understand how to report a bug effectively, why some of them are not fixed shortly and what to do next to affect decisions on priority of particular bug which affects you.


Principal Technical Services Engineer, Percona
Sveta Smirnova works as MySQL Support engineer since year 2006, she is also author of book "MySQL Troubleshooting" and author of JSON UDF functions for MySQL.

In years 2006 - 2015 she worked in in Bugs Analysis MySQL Support Group in MySQL AB, then Sun, then Oracle. In March 2015 Sveta joined Support Team in Percona. In years 2012-2015 she worked on bugs priority. She was also Support representative in MySQL Backup Development Team. She works on tricky support issues and MySQL software bugs on a daily basis. Before starting at MySQL in 2006, she worked as web developer on several closed CRM systems. In years 2012-2015 she worked on MySQL Labs project "JSON UDFs for MySQL". She is active participant in the open source community. Her main interests in recent years is solving DBA problems, finding ways to semi-automate this process and effective backup techniques. Sveta is author of the book "MySQL Troubleshooting" (