While pt-table-checksum seems to work well for most tables, a few of the big ones get this:

Error checksumming table mydb.mytable: Redundant argument in printf at /usr/bin/pt-table-checksum line 8106.


pt-table-checksum 2.2.11

Servers (MariaDB acting as both slave to MySQL and master to another MariaDB, happens in both cases):

mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.6.36, for Linux (x86_64) using EditLine wrapper mysql Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.1.24-MariaDB, for Linux (x86_64) using readline 6.3

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Are you looking at a bug? Try updating.

  • Maybe so. While Percona toolkit is at v3.0.4 it seems that gentoo is far behind having * dev-db/percona-toolkit Available versions: 2.2.11 ~2.2.17 ~2.2.19 ~2.2.20 Homepage: percona.com/software/mysql-tools/percona-toolkit Description: Advanced command-line tools to perform a variety of MySQL and system tasks
    – Collector
    Aug 12, 2017 at 18:48
  • What a mess. Error checksumming table myDb.myTable: Redundant argument in printf at /usr/bin/pt-table-checksum line 8183 Perl, Maatkit, Percona.. OMG FFS.
    – stamster
    Mar 17, 2018 at 11:20

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