MySQL Cluster NDB 7.1.29 is a new release of MySQL Cluster,
incorporating new features in the
NDB storage engine and fixing
recently discovered bugs in previous MySQL Cluster NDB 7.1
Obtaining MySQL Cluster NDB 7.1. The latest MySQL Cluster NDB 7.1 binaries for supported platforms can be obtained from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/cluster/. Source code for the latest MySQL Cluster NDB 7.1 release can be obtained from the same location. You can also access the MySQL Cluster NDB 7.1 development source tree at https://code.launchpad.net/~mysql/mysql-server/mysql-cluster-7.1.
This release also 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 5.1.72 (see Changes in MySQL 5.1.72 (2013-09-20)).
Functionality Added or Changed
The length of time a management node waits for a heartbeat
message from another management node is now configurable using
management node configuration parameter added in this release.
The connection is considered dead after 3 missed heartbeats. The
default value is 1500 milliseconds, or a timeout of
approximately 6000 ms.
(Bug #17807768, Bug #16426805)
ndb_restore could abort during the last stages of a restore using attribute promotion or demotion into an existing table. This could happen if a converted attribute was nullable and the backup had been run on active database. (Bug #17275798)
DBUTIL data node block is now less strict
about the order in which it receives certain messages from other
not work correctly with data nodes running
The Windows error ERROR_FILE_EXISTS was
not recognized by
treated it as an unknown error.
Maintenance and checking of parent batch completion in the
SPJ block of the
kernel was reimplemented. Among other improvements, the
completion state of all ancestor nodes in the tree are now
The LCP fragment scan watchdog periodically checks for lack of
progress in a fragment scan performed as part of a local
checkpoint, and shuts down the node if there is no progress
after a given amount of time has elapsed. This interval,
formerly hard-coded as 60 seconds, can now be configured using
data node configuration parameter added in this release.
This configuration parameter sets the maximum time the local checkpoint can be stalled before the LCP fragment scan watchdog shuts down the node. The default is 60 seconds, which provides backward compatibility with previous releases.
You can disable the LCP fragment scan watchdog by setting this parameter to 0. (Bug #16630410)
Added the ndb_error_reporter options
which makes it possible to set a timeout for connecting to
which disables scp connections to remote hosts, and
which skips all nodes in a given node group.
References: See also Bug #11752792, Bug #44082.
NDB receive thread waited unnecessarily
for additional job buffers to become available when receiving
data. This caused the receive mutex to be held during this wait,
which could result in a busy wait when the receive thread was
running with real-time priority.
This fix also handles the case where a negative return value
from the initial check of the job buffer by the receive thread
prevented further execution of data reception, which could
possibly lead to communication blockage or configured
When the available job buffers for a given thread fell below the critical threshold, the internal multi-threading job scheduler waited for job buffers for incoming rather than outgoing signals to become available, which meant that the scheduler waited the maximum timeout (1 millisecond) before resuming execution. (Bug #15907122)
Under some circumstances, a race occurred where the wrong
watchdog state could be reported. A new state name
Packing Send Buffers is added for watchdog
state number 11, previously reported as
place. As part of this fix, the state numbers for
states without names are always now reported in such cases.
When a node fails, the Distribution Handler
DBDIH kernel block) takes steps together
with the Transaction Coordinator (
make sure that all ongoing transactions involving the failed
node are taken over by a surviving node and either committed or
aborted. Transactions taken over which are then committed belong
in the epoch that is current at the time the node failure
occurs, so the surviving nodes must keep this epoch available
until the transaction takeover is complete. This is needed to
maintain ordering between epochs.
A problem was encountered in the mechanism intended to keep the current epoch open which led to a race condition between this mechanism and that normally used to declare the end of an epoch. This could cause the current epoch to be closed prematurely, leading to failure of one or more surviving data nodes. (Bug #14623333, Bug #16990394)
Formerly, the node used as the coordinator or leader for
distributed decision making between nodes (also known as the
DBDICT Block) was
indicated in the output of the ndb_mgm client
SHOW command as the “master”
node, although this node has no relationship to a master server
in MySQL Replication. (It should also be noted that it is not
necessary to know which node is the leader except when debugging
NDBCLUSTER source code.) To avoid possible
confusion, this label has been removed, and the leader node is
now indicated in
SHOW command output using an
(Bug #11746263, Bug #24880)
START BACKUP WAIT STARTED was run from
the command line using ndb_mgm
the client did not exit until the backup completed.
(Bug #11752837, Bug #44146)
ndb_error-reporter did not support the
(Bug #11756666, Bug #48606)
References: See also Bug #11752792, Bug #44082.
ABORT BACKUP in the
ndb_mgm client (see
Commands in the MySQL Cluster Management Client) took an
excessive amount of time to return (approximately as long as the
backup would have required to complete, had it not been
aborted), and failed to remove the files that had been generated
by the aborted backup.
(Bug #68853, Bug #17719439)
Program execution failed to break out of a loop after meeting a desired condition in a number of internal methods, performing unneeded work in all cases where this occurred. (Bug #69610, Bug #69611, Bug #69736, Bug #17030606, Bug #17030614, Bug #17160263)
Note that converted character data is not checked to conform to any character set.
When performing such promotions, the only other sort of type conversion that can be performed at the same time is between character types and binary types.
Trying to use a stale
.frm file and
encountering a mismatch bewteen table definitions could cause
mysqld to make errors when writing to the
Replaying a binary log that had been written by a
mysqld from a MySQL Server distribution (and
from not a MySQL Cluster distribution), and that contained DML
statements, on a MySQL Cluster SQL node could lead to failure of
the SQL node.
now supports a pointer or a reference to table as its required
argument. If a null table pointer is used, the method now
returns -1 to make it clear that this is what has occurred.