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 5.1.47 (see Changes in MySQL 5.1.47 (2010-05-06)).
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
Restrictions on some types of mismatches in column definitions when restoring data using ndb_restore have been relaxed. These include the following types of mismatches:
Different default values
Different distribution key settings
Now, when one of these types of mismatches in column definitions is encountered, ndb_restore no longer stops with an error; instead, it accepts the data and inserts it into the target table, while issuing a warning to the user.
For more information, see ndb_restore — Restore a MySQL Cluster Backup. (Bug #54423)
References: See also Bug #53810, Bug #54178, Bug #54242, Bug #54279.
HeartbeatOrder data node
configuration parameter, which can be used to set the order in
which heartbeats are transmitted between data nodes. This
parameter can be useful in situations where multiple data nodes
are running on the same host and a temporary disruption in
connectivity between hosts would otherwise cause the loss of a
node group, leading to failure of the cluster.
The disconnection of all API nodes (including SQL nodes) during
ALTER TABLE caused a memory
If a node shutdown (either in isolation or as part of a system shutdown) occurred directly following a local checkpoint, it was possible that this local checkpoint would not be used when restoring the cluster. (Bug #54611)
During initial node restarts, initialization of the REDO log was always performed 1 node at a time, during start phase 4. Now this is done during start phase 2, so that the initialization can be performed in parallel, thus decreasing the time required for initial restarts involving multiple nodes. (Bug #50062)
A table having the maximum number of attributes permitted could not be backed up using the ndb_mgm client.
The maximum number of attributes supported per table is not the same for all MySQL Cluster releases. See Limits Associated with Database Objects in MySQL Cluster, to determine the maximum that applies in the release which you are using.
When performing an online alter table where 2 or more SQL nodes connected to the cluster were generating binary logs, an incorrect message could be sent from the data nodes, causing mysqld processes to crash. This problem was often difficult to detect, because restarting SQL node or data node processes could clear the error, and because the crash in mysqld did not occur until several minutes after the erroneous message was sent and received. (Bug #54168)
An error in an
NDB internal byte mask value
could lead to corruption of replicated
BIT column values.
References: See also Bug #53622.
Cluster API: When using the NDB API, it was possible to rename a table with the same name as that of an existing table.
This issue did not affect table renames executed using SQL on MySQL servers acting as MySQL Cluster API nodes.
Cluster API: An excessive number of client connections, such that more than 1024 file descriptors, sockets, or both were open, caused NDB API applications to crash. (Bug #34303)