21.3.1.7 Making a Test Case If You Experience Table Corruption

If you get corrupted tables or if mysqld always fails after some update commands, you can test whether this bug is reproducible by doing the following:

You can also use the script mysql_find_rows to just execute some of the update statements if you want to narrow down the problem.

The preceding discussion applies only to RHEL4. The patch is unnecessary for RHEL5.