[debian-mysql] Bug#463137: Bug#463137: mysql-server-5.0: "Specified key was too long; max key length is 1000 bytes" with utf8

Norbert Tretkowski norbert at tretkowski.de
Tue Jan 29 19:08:05 UTC 2008

Am Dienstag, den 29.01.2008, 19:48 +0100 schrieb Alexander Schories:
> The bug is well known to mysql:
> http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=4541
> And there is already a patch:
> http://lists.mysql.com/commits/40433

Last time I had this problem the patch didn't exist. I consider adding
it to the next upload.

> Like many others users i do disagree with the mysql maintainers
> decission not to "push" the patch into the source repositories because 
> of a slight increase of the memory footprint and just a slight 
> decreases of performance: I10n, means UTF-8, is much more important 
> than a SLIGHT performance decrease JUST FOR THOSE USERS, who choose 
> to EFFECTIVELY make use of the raised key length.



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