This is a bugfix release, fixing recently discovered bugs in the previous MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3 release.
This is a source-only release. You can obtain the GPL source code for MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3.29 from ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/cluster_telco/mysql-5.1.39-ndb-6.3.29/.
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
Whether a system restart or a node restart is required when resetting that parameter;
Whether cluster nodes need to be restarted using the
--initial option when resetting the
This enhanced functionality is supported for upgrades to MySQL
Cluster NDB 7.0 when the
version is 7.0.10 or later.
(Bug #48528, Bug #49163)
Node takeover during a system restart occurs when the REDO log for one or more data nodes is out of date, so that a node restart is invoked for that node or those nodes. If this happens while a mysqld process is attached to the cluster as an SQL node, the mysqld takes a global schema lock (a row lock), while trying to set up cluster-internal replication.
However, this setup process could fail, causing the global schema lock to be held for an excessive length of time, which made the node restart hang as well. As a result, the mysqld failed to set up cluster-internal replication, which led to tables being read only, and caused one node to hang during the restart.
This issue could actually occur in MySQL Cluster NDB 7.0 only, but the fix was also applied MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3, to keep the two codebases in alignment.
NDB table with an
excessive number of large
columns caused the cluster to fail. Now, an attempt to create
such a table is rejected with error 791 (Too many
total bits in bitfields).
References: See also Bug #42047.
If the master data node receiving a request from a newly started API or data node for a node ID died before the request has been handled, the management server waited (and kept a mutex) until all handling of this node failure was complete before responding to any other connections, instead of responding to other connections as soon as it was informed of the node failure (that is, it waited until it had received a NF_COMPLETEREP signal rather than a NODE_FAILREP signal). On visible effect of this misbehavior was that it caused management client commands such as SHOW and ALL STATUS to respond with unnecessary slowness in such circumstances. (Bug #49207)
When a long-running transaction lasting long enough to cause
Error 410 (REDO log files overloaded) was
later committed or rolled back, it could happen that
NDBCLUSTER was not able to release
the space used for the REDO log, so that the error condition
The most likely cause of such transactions is a bug in the application using MySQL Cluster. This fix should handle most cases where this might occur. (Bug #36500)
When evaluating the options
ndb_restore program overwrote the result of
the database-level options with the result of the table-level
options rather than merging these results together, sometimes
leading to unexpected and unpredictable results.
As part of the fix for this problem, the semantics of these options have been clarified; because of this, the rules governing their evaluation have changed slightly. These changes be summed up as follows:
--exclude-* options are now evaluated from
right to left in the order in which they are passed to
--exclude-* options are now cumulative.
In the event of a conflict, the first (rightmost) option takes precedence.
For more detailed information and examples, see ndb_restore — Restore a MySQL Cluster Backup. (Bug #48907)
When performing tasks that generated large amounts of I/O (such as when using ndb_restore), an internal memory buffer could overflow, causing data nodes to fail with signal 6.
Subsequent analysis showed that this buffer was not actually required, so this fix removes it. (Bug #48861)
Exhaustion of send buffer memory or long signal memory caused data nodes to crash. Now an appropriate error message is provided instead when this situation occurs. (Bug #48852)
DROP DATABASE failed when there
were stale temporary
NDB tables in
the database. This situation could occur if
mysqld crashed during execution of a
DROP TABLE statement after the
table definition had been removed from
NDBCLUSTER but before the
.ndb file had been removed
from the crashed SQL node's data directory. Now, when
DATABASE, it checks for these files and removes them
if there are no corresponding table definitions for them found
NDB stores blob column data in a
separate, hidden table that is not accessible from MySQL. If
this table was missing for some reason (such as accidental
deletion of the file corresponding to the hidden table) when
making a MySQL Cluster native backup, ndb_restore crashed when
attempting to restore the backup. Now in such cases, ndb_restore
fails with the error message Table
table_name has blob column
column_name) with missing parts
table in backup instead.
Under certain conditions, accounting of the number of free scan records in the local query handler could be incorrect, so that during node recovery or a local checkpoint operations, the LQH could find itself lacking a scan record that is expected to find, causing the node to crash. (Bug #48697)
References: See also Bug #48564.
The creation of an ordered index on a table undergoing DDL operations could cause a data node crash under certain timing-dependent conditions. (Bug #48604)
When running many parallel scans, a local checkpoint (which performs a scan internally) could find itself not getting a scan record, which led to a data node crash. Now an extra scan record is reserved for this purpose, and a problem with obtaining the scan record returns an appropriate error (error code 489, Too many active scans). (Bug #48564)
During an LCP master takeover, when the newly elected master did
not receive a
COPY_GCI LCP protocol message
but other nodes participating in the local checkpoint had
received one, the new master could use an uninitialized
variable, which caused it to crash.
--configinfo now indicates that
parameters belonging in the
[SHM DEFAULT] sections of the
config.ini file are deprecated or
experimental, as appropriate.
During a node restart, logging was enabled on a per-fragment
basis as the copying of each fragment was completed but local
checkpoints were not enabled until all fragments were copied,
making it possible to run out of redo log file space
NDB error code 410) before the
restart was complete. Now logging is enabled only after all
fragments has been copied, just prior to enabling local
Disk Data: Repeatedly creating and then dropping Disk Data tables could eventually lead to data node failures. (Bug #45794, Bug #48910)
Disk Data: When running a write-intensive workload with a very large disk page buffer cache, CPU usage approached 100% during a local checkpoint of a cluster containing Disk Data tables. (Bug #49532)
configuration parameter was set to an non-existent path, the
data nodes shut down with the generic error code 2341
(Internal program error). Now in such
cases, the error reported is error 2815 (File not
expire_logs_days was set,
the thread performing the purge of the log files could deadlock,
causing all binary log operations to stop.
When a DML operation failed due to a uniqueness violation on an
NDB table having more than one
unique index, it was difficult to determine which constraint
caused the failure; it was necessary to obtain an
NdbError object, then decode
details property, which in could lead to
memory management issues in application code.
To help solve this problem, a new API method
added, providing a well-formatted string containing more precise
information about the index that caused the unque constraint
violation. The following additional changes are also made in the
NdbError.details is now deprecated
in favor of the new method.
method has been modified to provide more information.
When using blobs, calling
requires the full key to have been set using
getBlobHandle() must access the key for
adding blob table operations. However, if
getBlobHandle() was called without first
setting all parts of the primary key, the application using it
crashed. Now, an appropriate error code is returned instead.
(Bug #28116, Bug #48973)