This is a bugfix release, fixing recently discovered bugs in the previous MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3 release.
Obtaining MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3. The latest MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3 binaries for supported platforms can be obtained from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/cluster/. Source code for the latest MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3 release can be obtained from the same location. You can also access the MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3 development source tree at https://code.launchpad.net/~mysql/mysql-server/mysql-5.1-telco-6.3.
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
Important Change; Cluster API:
The poll and select calls made by the MGM API were not
interrupt-safe; that is, a signal caught by the process while
waiting for an event on one or more sockets returned error -1
errno set to
EINTR. This caused problems with MGM API
functions such as
To fix this problem, the internal
ndb_socket_poller::poll() function has been
The old version of this function has been retained as
poll_unsafe(), for use by those parts of NDB
that do not need the EINTR-safe version
of the function.
When another data node failed, a given data node
DBTC kernel block could time out while
DBDIH to signal commits of
pending transactions, leading to a crash. Now in such cases the
timeout generates a prinout, and the data node continues to
The configure.js option
WITHOUT_DYNAMIC_PLUGINS=TRUE was ignored when
building MySQL Cluster for Windows using
CMake. Among the effects of this issue was
that CMake attempted to build the
InnoDB storage engine as a plugin
.DLL file) even though the
Plugin is not currently supported by MySQL Cluster.
It was possible for a
DATABASE statement to remove
NDB hidden blob tables without
removing the parent tables, with the result that the tables,
although hidden to MySQL clients, were still visible in the
output of ndb_show_tables but could not be
dropped using ndb_drop_table.
An excessive number of timeout warnings (normally used only for debugging) were written to the data node logs. (Bug #53987)
Disk Data: As an optimization when inserting a row to an empty page, the page is not read, but rather simply initialized. However, this optimzation was performed in all cases when an empty row was inserted, even though it should have been done only if it was the first time that the page had been used by a table or fragment. This is because, if the page had been in use, and then all records had been released from it, the page still needed to be read to learn its log sequence number (LSN).
This caused problems only if the page had been flushed using an incorrect LSN and the data node failed before any local checkpoint was completed—which would remove any need to apply the undo log, hence the incorrect LSN was ignored.
The user-visible result of the incorrect LSN was that it caused the data node to fail during a restart. It was perhaps also possible (although not conclusively proven) that this issue could lead to incorrect data. (Bug #54986)
When inserting rows into the
mysql.ndb_binlog_index table, duplicate key
errors occurred when the size of the epoch number (a 64-bit
integer) exceeded 253. This happened
NDB storage engine handler called
the wrong overloaded variant of a MySQL Server internal API (the
Field::store() method), which resulted in the
epoch being mapped to a 64-bit double precision floating point
number and a corresponding loss of accuracy for numbers greater