MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3.28 and 6.3.28a were pulled shortly after being released due to Bug #48531 and Bug #48651. Users seeking to upgrade from a previous MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3 release should instead use MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3.28b, which contains fixes for these critical bugs, in addition to all bugfixes and improvements made in MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3.28.
This is a bugfix release, fixing recently discovered bugs in the previous MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3 release.
This release incorporates all bugfixes and changes made in previous MySQL Cluster releases, as well as all bugfixes and feature changes which were added in mainline MySQL 5.1 through MySQL 5.1.39 (see Changes in MySQL 5.1.39 (2009-09-04)).
Please refer to our bug database at http://bugs.mysql.com/ for more details about the individual bugs fixed in this version.
Functionality Added or Changed
Performance: Significant improvements in redo log handling and other file system operations can yield a considerable reduction in the time required for restarts. While actual restart times observed in a production setting will naturally vary according to database size, hardware, and other conditions, our own preliminary testing shows that these optimizations can yield startup times that are faster than those typical of previous MySQL Cluster releases by a factor of 50 or more.
--with-ndb-port-base option for
configure did not function correctly, and has
been deprecated. Attempting to use this option produces the
warning Ignoring deprecated option
Beginning with MySQL Cluster NDB 7.1.0, the deprecation warning
itself is removed, and the
option is simply handled as an unknown and invalid option if you
try to use it.
References: See also Bug #38502.
IGNORE statements, batching of updates is now
disabled. This is because such statements failed when batching
of updates was employed if any updates violated a unique
constraint, to the fact a unique constraint violation could not
be handled without aborting the transaction.
For example, consider the table created and populated using these statements:
CREATE TABLE t1 ( c1 INT NOT NULL, c2 INT NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY(c1), KEY(c2) ) ENGINE = NDB; INSERT INTO t1 VALUES(1, 1);
even though they did not change any rows, each still matched a
row, but this was reported incorrectly in both cases, as shown
UPDATE t1 SET c2 = 1 WHERE c1 = 1;Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec) Rows matched: 0 Changed: 0 Warnings: 0 mysql>
UPDATE t1 SET c1 = 1 WHERE c2 = 1;Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec) Rows matched: 0 Changed: 0 Warnings: 0
Now in such cases, the number of rows matched is correct. (In
the case of each of the example
UPDATE statements just shown,
this is displayed as Rows matched: 1, as it should be.)
This issue could affect
statements involving any indexed columns in
NDB tables, regardless of the type
of index (including
PRIMARY KEY) or the number
of columns covered by the index.
When starting a cluster with a great many tables, it was possible for MySQL client connections as well as the slave SQL thread to issue DML statements against MySQL Cluster tables before mysqld had finished connecting to the cluster and making all tables writeable. This resulted in Table ... is read only errors for clients and the Slave SQL thread.
This issue is fixed by introducing the
--ndb-wait-setup option for the
MySQL server. This provides a configurable maximum amount of
time that mysqld waits for all
NDB tables to become writeable,
before enabling MySQL clients or the slave SQL thread to
References: See also Bug #46955.
When a copying operation exhausted the available space on a data
node while copying large
columns, this could lead to failure of the data node and a
Table is full error on the SQL node which
was executing the operation. Examples of such operations could
ALTER TABLE that
INT column to a
BLOB column, or a bulk insert of
BLOB data that failed due to
running out of space or to a duplicate key error.
(Bug #34583, Bug #48040)
References: See also Bug #41674, Bug #45768.
In certain cases, performing very large inserts on
NDB tables when using
ndbmtd caused the memory allocations for
ordered or unique indexes (or both) to be exceeded. This could
cause aborted transactions and possibly lead to data node
References: See also Bug #48113.
When the MySQL server SQL mode included
engine warnings and error codes specific to
NDB were returned when errors occurred,
instead of the MySQL server errors and error codes expected by
some programming APIs (such as Connector/J) and applications.
SHOW CREATE TABLE did not display
AUTO_INCREMENT value for
NDB tables having
Starting a data node with a very large amount of
(approximately 90G or more) could lead to crash of the node due
to job buffer congestion.
On Solaris, shutting down a management node failed when issuing the command to do so from a client connected to a different management node. (Bug #47948)
When building MySQL Cluster, it was possible to configure the
--with-ndb-port without supplying a
port number. Now in such cases, configure
fails with an error.
References: See also Bug #47941.
If a node failed while sending a fragmented long signal, the receiving node did not free long signal assembly resources that it had allocated for the fragments of the long signal that had already been received. (Bug #44607)
FragmentLogFileSize to a
value greater than 256 MB led to errors when trying to read the
redo log file.
When starting a node and synchronizing tables, memory pages were allocated even for empty fragments. In certain situations, this could lead to insufficient memory. (Bug #47782)
Under some circumstances, when a scan encountered an error early
in processing by the
DBTC kernel block (see
DBTC Block), a node
could crash as a result. Such errors could be caused by
applications sending incorrect data, or, more rarely, by a
DROP TABLE operation executed in
parallel with a scan.
configure failed to honor the
--with-zlib-dir option when trying to build
MySQL Cluster from source.
A very small race-condition between
LQH_TRANSREQ signals when handling node
failure could lead to operations (locks) not being taken over
when they should have been, and subsequently becoming stale.
This could lead to node restart failures, and applications
getting into endless lock-conflicts with operations that were
not released until the node was restarted.
References: See also Bug #41297.
ndbd was not built correctly when compiled using gcc 4.4.0. (The ndbd binary was built, but could not be started.) (Bug #46113)
--verbose was used to read a
binary log that had been written using row-based format, the
output for events that updated some but not all columns of
tables was not correct.
Disk Data: A local checkpoint of an empty fragment could cause a crash during a system restart which was based on that LCP. (Bug #47832)
References: See also Bug #41915.
Cluster Replication: When using multiple active replication channels, it was sometimes possible that a node group would fail on the slave cluster, causing the slave cluster to shut down. (Bug #47935)
When recording a binary log using the
(both enabled by default) and later attempting to apply that
binary log with mysqlbinlog, any operations
that were played back from the log but which updated only some
(but not all) columns caused any columns that were not updated
to be reset to their default values.
References: See also Bug #47323, Bug #46662.
mysqlbinlog failed to apply correctly a
binary log that had been recorded using
References: See also Bug #47323, Bug #47674.
Cluster API: If an NDB API program reads the same column more than once, it is possible exceed the maximum permissible message size, in which case the operation should be aborted due to NDB error 880 Tried to read too much - too many getValue calls, however due to a change introduced in MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3.18, the check for this was not done correctly, which instead caused a data node crash. (Bug #48266)
The error handling shown in the example file
ndbapi_scan.cpp included with the MySQL
Cluster distribution was incorrect.
The NDB API methods
formerly had both
const variants. The
const versions of these methods have been
removed. In addition, the
method has been re-implemented to provide consistent internal
Cluster API: A duplicate read of a column caused NDB API applications to crash. (Bug #45282)
Installation of MySQL on Windows would fail to set the correct location for the character set files, which could lead to mysqld and mysql failing to initialize properly. (Bug #17270)