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MySQL NDB Cluster 6.1 - 7.1 Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3  /  Changes in MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3.34 (5.1.44-ndb-6.3.34) (2010-05-31)

Changes in MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3.34 (5.1.44-ndb-6.3.34) (2010-05-31)

This is a bugfix release, fixing recently discovered bugs in the previous MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3 release.

This is a source-only release. You can obtain the GPL source code for MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3.34 from

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 5.1.44 (see Changes in MySQL 5.1.44 (2010-02-04)).


Please refer to our bug database at for more details about the individual bugs fixed in this version.

Functionality Added or Changed

  • A --wait-nodes option has been added for ndb_waiter. When this option is used, the program waits only for the nodes having the listed IDs to reach the desired state. For more information, see ndb_waiter — Wait for MySQL Cluster to Reach a Given Status. (Bug #52323)

  • Added the --skip-unknown-objects option for ndb_restore. This option causes ndb_restore to ignore any schema objects which it does not recognize. Currently, this is useful chiefly for restoring native backups made from a cluster running MySQL Cluster NDB 7.0 to a cluster running MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3.

Bugs Fixed

  • Incompatible Change; Cluster API: The default behavior of the NDB API Event API has changed as follows:

    Previously, when creating an Event, DDL operations (alter and drop operations on tables) were automatically reported on any event operation that used this event, but as a result of this change, this is no longer the case. Instead, you must now invoke the event's setReport() method, with the new EventReport value ER_DDL, to get this behavior.

    For existing NDB API applications where you wish to retain the old behavior, you must update the code as indicated previously, then recompile, following an upgrade. Otherwise, DDL operations are no longer reported after upgrading libndbnclient.

    For more information, see The Event::EventReport Type, and Event::setReport(). (Bug #53308)

  • When attempting to create an NDB table on an SQL node that had not yet connected to a MySQL Cluster management server since the SQL node's last restart, the CREATE TABLE statement failed as expected, but with the unexpected Error 1495 For the partitioned engine it is necessary to define all partitions. (Bug #11747335, Bug #31853)

  • Creating a Disk Data table, dropping it, then creating an in-memory table and performing a restart, could cause data node processes to fail with errors in the DBTUP kernel block if the new table's internal ID was the same as that of the old Disk Data table. This could occur because undo log handling during the restart did not check that the table having this ID was now in-memory only. (Bug #53935)

  • A table created while ndb_table_no_logging was enabled was not always stored to disk, which could lead to a data node crash with Error opening DIH schema files for table. (Bug #53934)

  • An internal buffer allocator used by NDB has the form alloc(wanted, minimum) and attempts to allocate wanted pages, but is permitted to allocate a smaller number of pages, between wanted and minimum. However, this allocator could sometimes allocate fewer than minimum pages, causing problems with multi-threaded building of ordered indexes. (Bug #53580)

  • When compiled with support for epoll but this functionality is not available at runtime, MySQL Cluster tries to fall back to use the select() function in its place. However, an extra ndbout_c() call in the transporter registry code caused ndbd to fail instead. (Bug #53482)

  • NDB truncated a column declared as DECIMAL(65,0) to a length of 64. Now such a column is accepted and handled correctly. In cases where the maximum length (65) is exceeded, NDB now raises an error instead of truncating. (Bug #53352)

  • When a watchdog shutdown occurred due to an error, the process was not terminated quickly enough, sometimes resulting in a hang. (To correct this, the internal _exit() function is now called in such situations, rather than exit().) (Bug #53246)

  • Setting DataMemory higher than 4G on 32-bit platforms caused ndbd to crash, instead of failing gracefully with an error. (Bug #52536, Bug #50928)

  • NDB did not distinguish correctly between table names differing only by lettercase when lower_case_table_names was set to 0. (Bug #33158)

  • ndb_mgm -e "ALL STATUS" erroneously reported that data nodes remained in start phase 0 until they had actually started.

  • Replication: A buffer overrun in the handling of DATE column values could cause mysqlbinlog to fail when reading logs containing certain combinations of DML statements on a table having a DATE column followed by dropping the table. (Bug #52202)

  • Cluster Replication: Replication failed after a restart of the slave SQL node, due to an error in writing the file. (Bug #52859)

  • ALTER TABLE did not work correctly where the name of the table, the database, or both contained special characters, causing the MySQL server to crash. (Bug #52225)

    References: See also: Bug #53409, Bug #14959.