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MySQL 5.7 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  X Plugin Options and System Variables

19.7.2.2 X Plugin Options and System Variables

To control activation of X Plugin, use this option:

If X Plugin is enabled, it exposes several system variables that permit control over its operation:

  • mysqlx_bind_address

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-bind-address=addr
    Introduced 5.7.17
    System Variable mysqlx_bind_address
    Scope Global
    Dynamic No
    Type String
    Default Value *

    The network address on which X Plugin listens for TCP/IP connections. This variable is not dynamic and can be configured only at startup. This is the X Plugin equivalent of the bind_address system variable; see that variable description for more information.

    mysqlx_bind_address accepts a single address value, which may specify a single non-wildcard IP address or host name, or one of the wildcard address formats that permit listening on multiple network interfaces (*, 0.0.0.0, or ::).

    An IP address can be specified as an IPv4 or IPv6 address. If the value is a host name, X Plugin resolves the name to an IP address and binds to that address. If a host name resolves to multiple IP addresses, X Plugin uses the first IPv4 address if there are any, or the first IPv6 address otherwise.

    X Plugin treats different types of addresses as follows:

    • If the address is *, X Plugin accepts TCP/IP connections on all server host IPv4 interfaces, and, if the server host supports IPv6, on all IPv6 interfaces. Use this address to permit both IPv4 and IPv6 connections for X Plugin. This value is the default.

    • If the address is 0.0.0.0, X Plugin accepts TCP/IP connections on all server host IPv4 interfaces.

    • If the address is ::, X Plugin accepts TCP/IP connections on all server host IPv4 and IPv6 interfaces.

    • If the address is an IPv4-mapped address, X Plugin accepts TCP/IP connections for that address, in either IPv4 or IPv6 format. For example, if X Plugin is bound to ::ffff:127.0.0.1, a client such as MySQL Shell can connect using --host=127.0.0.1 or --host=::ffff:127.0.0.1.

    • If the address is a regular IPv4 or IPv6 address (such as 127.0.0.1 or ::1), X Plugin accepts TCP/IP connections only for that IPv4 or IPv6 address.

    If binding to the address fails, X Plugin produces an error and the server does not load it.

  • mysqlx_connect_timeout

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-connect-timeout=#
    Introduced 5.7.12
    System Variable mysqlx_connect_timeout
    Scope Global
    Dynamic Yes
    Type Integer
    Default Value 30
    Minimum Value 1
    Maximum Value 1000000000

    The number of seconds X Plugin waits for the first packet to be received from newly connected clients. This is the X Plugin equivalent of connect_timeout; see that variable for more information.

  • mysqlx_idle_worker_thread_timeout

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-idle-worker-thread-timeout=#
    Introduced 5.7.12
    System Variable mysqlx_idle_worker_thread_timeout
    Scope Global
    Dynamic Yes
    Type Integer
    Default Value 60
    Minimum Value 0
    Maximum Value 3600

    The number of seconds after which idle worker threads are terminated.

  • mysqlx_max_allowed_packet

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-max-allowed-packet=#
    Introduced 5.7.12
    System Variable mysqlx_max_allowed_packet
    Scope Global
    Dynamic Yes
    Type Integer
    Default Value 67108864
    Minimum Value 512
    Maximum Value 1073741824

    The maximum size of network packets that can be received by X Plugin. This is the X Plugin equivalent of max_allowed_packet; see that variable for more information.

  • mysqlx_max_connections

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-max-connections=#
    Introduced 5.7.12
    System Variable mysqlx_max_connections
    Scope Global
    Dynamic Yes
    Type Integer
    Default Value 100
    Minimum Value 1
    Maximum Value 65535

    The maximum number of concurrent client connections X Plugin can accept. This is the X Plugin equivalent of max_connections; see that variable for more information.

    For modifications to this variable, if the new value is smaller than the current number of connections, the new limit is taken into account only for new connections.

  • mysqlx_min_worker_threads

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-min-worker-threads=#
    Introduced 5.7.12
    System Variable mysqlx_min_worker_threads
    Scope Global
    Dynamic Yes
    Type Integer
    Default Value 2
    Minimum Value 1
    Maximum Value 100

    The minimum number of worker threads used by X Plugin for handling client requests.

  • mysqlx_port

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-port=port_num
    Introduced 5.7.12
    System Variable mysqlx_port
    Scope Global
    Dynamic No
    Type Integer
    Default Value 33060
    Minimum Value 1
    Maximum Value 65535

    The network port on which X Plugin listens for TCP/IP connections. This is the X Plugin equivalent of port; see that variable for more information.

  • mysqlx_port_open_timeout

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-port-open-timeout=#
    Introduced 5.7.17
    System Variable mysqlx_port_open_timeout
    Scope Global
    Dynamic No
    Type Integer
    Default Value 0
    Minimum Value 0
    Maximum Value 120

    The number of seconds X Plugin waits for a TCP/IP port to become free.

  • mysqlx_socket

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-socket=file_name
    Introduced 5.7.15
    System Variable mysqlx_socket
    Scope Global
    Dynamic No
    Type String
    Default Value /tmp/mysqlx.sock

    The path to a Unix socket file which X Plugin uses for connections. This setting is only used by MySQL Server when running on Unix operating systems. Clients can use this socket to connect to MySQL Server using X Plugin.

    The default mysqlx_socket path and file name is based on the default path and file name for the main socket file for MySQL Server, with the addition of an x appended to the file name. The default path and file name for the main socket file is /tmp/mysql.sock, therefore the default path and file name for the X Plugin socket file is /tmp/mysqlx.sock.

    If you specify an alternative path and file name for the main socket file at server startup using the socket system variable, this does not affect the default for the X Plugin socket file. In this situation, if you want to store both sockets at a single path, you must set the mysqlx_socket system variable as well. For example in a configuration file:

    socket=/home/sockets/mysqld/mysql.sock
    mysqlx_socket=/home/sockets/xplugin/xplugin.sock

    If you change the default path and file name for the main socket file at compile time using the MYSQL_UNIX_ADDR compile option, this does affect the default for the X Plugin socket file, which is formed by appending an x to the MYSQL_UNIX_ADDR file name. If you want to set a different default for the X Plugin socket file at compile time, use the MYSQLX_UNIX_ADDR compile option.

    The MYSQLX_UNIX_PORT environment variable can also be used to set a default for the X Plugin socket file at server startup (see Section 4.9, “MySQL Environment Variables”). If you set this environment variable, it overrides the compiled MYSQLX_UNIX_ADDR value, but is overridden by the mysqlx_socket value.

  • mysqlx_ssl_ca

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-ssl-ca=file_name
    Introduced 5.7.12
    System Variable mysqlx_ssl_ca
    Scope Global
    Dynamic No
    Type File name

    This is the X Plugin equivalent of ssl_ca; see that variable for more information.

  • mysqlx_ssl_capath

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-ssl-capath=dir_name
    Introduced 5.7.12
    System Variable mysqlx_ssl_capath
    Scope Global
    Dynamic No
    Type Directory name

    This is the X Plugin equivalent of ssl_capath; see that variable for more information.

  • mysqlx_ssl_cert

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-ssl-cert=name
    Introduced 5.7.12
    System Variable mysqlx_ssl_cert
    Scope Global
    Dynamic No
    Type File name

    This is the X Plugin equivalent of ssl_cert; see that variable for more information.

  • mysqlx_ssl_cipher

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-ssl-cipher=name
    Introduced 5.7.12
    System Variable mysqlx_ssl_cipher
    Scope Global
    Dynamic No
    Type String

    The SSL cipher to use for X Protocol connections. This is the X Plugin equivalent of ssl_cipher; see that variable for more information.

  • mysqlx_ssl_crl

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-ssl-crl=file_name
    Introduced 5.7.12
    System Variable mysqlx_ssl_crl
    Scope Global
    Dynamic No
    Type File name

    This is the X Plugin equivalent of ssl_crl; see that variable for more information.

  • mysqlx_ssl_crlpath

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-ssl-crlpath=dir_name
    Introduced 5.7.12
    System Variable mysqlx_ssl_crlpath
    Scope Global
    Dynamic No
    Type Directory name

    This is the X Plugin equivalent of ssl_crlpath; see that variable for more information.

  • mysqlx_ssl_key

    Property Value
    Command-Line Format --mysqlx-ssl-key=file_name
    Introduced 5.7.12
    System Variable mysqlx_ssl_key
    Scope Global
    Dynamic No
    Type File name

    This is the X Plugin equivalent of ssl_key; see that variable for more information.