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MySQL Connector/J Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL Connector/J Version 9.x  /  Changes in MySQL Connector/J 9.0.0 (2024-07-01, General Availability)

Changes in MySQL Connector/J 9.0.0 (2024-07-01, General Availability)

Version 9.0.0 is a new GA release version of the MySQL Connector/J. MySQL Connector/J 9.0.0 supersedes 8.4 and is recommended for use on production systems. This release can be used against MySQL Server version 8.0 and beyond. It supports the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) 4.2 API, and implements the X DevAPI.

Installation and Compilation Notes

Functionality Added or Changed

  • X DevAPI: Sessions in the X DevAPI are now autocloseable. Thanks to Daniel Kec for contributing to this patch. (Bug #36574322)

  • Synchronized blocks in the Connector/J code were replaced with ReentrantLocks. This allows carrier threads to unmount virtual threads when they are waiting on IO operations, making Connector/J virtual-thread friendly. Thanks to Bart De Neuter and Janick Reynders for contributing to this patch. (Bug #110512, Bug #35223851)

  • The default value of the connection property defaultAuthenticationPlugin has been changed to caching_sha2_password. (WL #16376)

  • The list of cipher suites usable by Connector/J has been updated. See src/main/resources/com/mysql/cj/ in the source for the updated list. (WL #16324)

Bugs Fixed

  • Trying to use Connection.setClientInfo() to clear a client property by setting it to null resulted in a NullPointerException. (Bug #36612566)

  • Many tests in the Connector/J test suite failed when run against MySQL Server 8.4.0, because the mysql_native_password plugin is no longer available by default for the Server version. The tests were fixed by adding checks for the availability of the plugin at runtime, or by using some other authentication plugins. (Bug #36529541)

  • When using cursor-based PreparedStatements (useCursorFetch=true) containing a LIMIT clause and setMaxRows(), the number of returned rows was incorrect. (Bug #34721173)

  • The list of MySQL error codes stored in the com.mysql.cj.exceptions.MysqlErrorNumbers class have been updated. The updates are reflected in Mapping MySQL Error Numbers to JDBC SQLState Codes. (WL #16342)

  • The static list of MySQL reserved words found in the DatabaseMetaData class (which is used by Connector/J when it cannot obtain the list of reserved words from the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.KEYWORDS table on the server) has been updated. (WL #16324)