As of MySQL 5.7.2, the Performance Schema provides tables that
expose replication information. This is similar to the
information available from the
STATUS statement, but representation in table form is
more accessible and has usability benefits:
SHOW SLAVE STATUS output is
useful for visual inspection, but not so much for
programmatic use. By contrast, using the Performance Schema
tables, information about slave status can be searched using
joins, and so forth.
Query results can be saved in tables for further analysis, or assigned to variables and thus used in stored procedures.
The replication tables provide better diagnostic
information. For multi-threaded slave operation,
SHOW SLAVE STATUS reports all
coordinator and worker thread errors using the
Last_SQL_Error fields, so only the most
recent of those errors is visible and information can be
lost. The replication tables store errors on a per-thread
basis without loss of information.
The last seen transaction is visible in the replication
tables on a per-worker basis. This is information not
Developers familiar with the Performance Schema interface can extend the replication tables to provide additional information by adding rows to the tables.
The Performance Schema provides several replication-related tables:
Tables that contain information about the connection of the slave server to the master server:
Tables that contain general (not thread-specific) information about the transaction applier:
Configuration parameters for the transaction applier on
the slave. Renamed from
Current status of the transaction applier on the slave.
replication_execute_status in MySQL
Tables that contain information about specific threads responsible for applying transactions received from the master:
Status of the applier (formerly SQL or coordinator)
thread. Renamed from
in MySQL 5.7.6.
Worker thread applier status (empty unless slave is
multi-threaded). Renamed from
in MySQL 5.7.6.
The following sections describe each replication table in more
detail, including the correspondence between the columns
SHOW SLAVE STATUS and
the replication table columns in which the same information
The remainder of this introduction to the replication tables
describes how the Performance Schema populates them and which
SHOW SLAVE STATUS are
not represented in the tables.
The Performance Schema populates the replication tables as follows:
Prior to execution of
TO, the tables are empty.
CHANGE MASTER TO, the
configuration parameters can be seen in the tables. At this
time, there are no active slave threads, so the
THREAD_ID columns are
NULL and the
SERVICE_STATE columns have a value of
values can be seen. Threads that are idle or active have a
SERVICE_STATE value of
ON. The thread that connects to the
master server has a value of
while it establishes the connection, and
ON thereafter as long as the connection
STOP SLAVE, the
THREAD_ID columns become
NULL and the
SERVICE_STATE columns for threads that no
longer exist have a value of
The tables are preserved after
SLAVE or threads dying due to an error.
table is nonempty only when the slave is operating in
multi-threaded mode. That is, if the
system variable is greater than 0, this table is populated
START SLAVE is executed,
and the number of rows shows the number of workers.
The information in the Performance Schema replication tables
differs somewhat from the information available from
SHOW SLAVE STATUS because the
tables are oriented toward use of global transaction identifiers
(GTIDs), not file names and positions, and they represent server
UUID values, not server ID values. Due to these differences,
SHOW SLAVE STATUS columns
are not preserved in the Performance Schema replication tables,
or are represented a different way:
The following fields refer to file names and positions and are not preserved:
Master_Log_File Read_Master_Log_Pos Relay_Log_File Relay_Log_Pos Relay_Master_Log_File Exec_Master_Log_Pos Until_Condition Until_Log_File Until_Log_Pos
Master_Info_File field is not
preserved. It refers to the
file, which has been superseded by crash-safe slave tables.
Skip_Counter field is based on event
counts, not GTIDs, and is not preserved.
These error fields are aliases for
Last_SQL_Error, so they are not
In the Performance Schema, this error information is
available in the
LAST_ERROR_MESSAGE columns of the
if the slave is multi-threaded). Those tables provide more
specific per-thread error information than is available from
Fields that provide information about command-line filtering options is not preserved:
Replicate_Do_DB Replicate_Ignore_DB Replicate_Do_Table Replicate_Ignore_Table Replicate_Wild_Do_Table Replicate_Wild_Ignore_Table
Slave_SQL_Running_State fields are not
preserved. If needed, these values can be obtained from the
process list by using the
column of the appropriate replication table and joining it
ID column in the
PROCESSLIST table to select the
STATE column of the latter table.
Executed_Gtid_Set field can show a
large set with a great deal of text. Instead, the
Performance Schema tables show GTIDs of transactions that
are currently being applied by the slave. Alternatively, the
set of executed GTIDs can be obtained from the value of the
Relay_Log_Space fields are in
to-be-decided status and are not preserved.
As of MySQL version 5.7.5, the following status variables
(previously monitored using
STATUS) were moved to the Perfomance Schema
These status variables are now relevant only in single-source mode because they only apply to the first source. For multi-source replication, to access these variables for different masters use the Performance Schema replication tables described in this section.
To accommodate the addition of channels to MySQL 5.7.6, the
first column of the replication Performance Schema tables is now
CHANNEL_NAME. This enables the tables to be
viewed per channel. If you are not using a multi-source
replication slave then there is no impact. When you are using a
multi-source replication slave, you can filter the tables per
channel to monitor a specific channel. Additionally, the
CHANNEL_NAME variable has been added to the
As of MySQL version 5.7.6, the following replication tables have been added:
These tables are reserved for future use.
GROUP_NAME variable was
added to the