October 11th, 2000, 08:16 AM
I run isamchk -fewo <TABLENAME> (on MySQL 3.22.21) and get the following disturbing messages:
Found block with too small length at 94147; Skipped
Found block that points outside data file at 94152
These messages appear hunderds of times for a table with about 750 rows.
It probably has to do with the primary key index since they keep on coming when I remove all secondary keys.
They also seem to depend om the amount of defined fields in a table and appear more often when TEXT/BLOB fields are used.
Should I worry? Are these messages mere messages or real errors? And how can I prevent getting them? I went though previous posts in this group and studied the online MySQL manual but found nothing.
Actually I worry already since the customer I have programmed this application for is getting index problems
once every 3 months or so. And is losing data. A big headache-inducer.
Thanks in advance for replying.