MySQL NDB Cluster 8.4 Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL NDB Cluster 8.4.1 (2024-07-02, LTS Release)

Changes in MySQL NDB Cluster 8.4.1 (2024-07-02, LTS Release)

MySQL NDB Cluster 8.4.1 is a new LTS release of NDB 8.4, based on MySQL Server 8.4 and including features in version 8.4 of the NDB storage engine, as well as fixing recently discovered bugs in previous NDB Cluster releases.

Obtaining MySQL NDB Cluster 8.4.  NDB Cluster 8.4 source code and binaries can be obtained from https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/cluster/.

For an overview of major changes made in NDB Cluster 8.4, see What is New in MySQL NDB Cluster 8.4.

This release also incorporates all bug fixes and changes made in previous NDB Cluster releases, as well as all bug fixes and feature changes which were added in mainline MySQL 8.4 through MySQL 8.4.1 (see Changes in MySQL 8.4.1 (2024-07-01, LTS Release)).

Functionality Added or Changed

  • Important Change: Now, when the removal of a data node file or directory fails with a file does not exist (ENOENT) error, this is treated as a successful removal.

  • ndbinfo Information Database: Added a type column to the transporter_details table in the ndbinfo information database. This column shows the type of connection used by the transporter, which is either of TCP or SHM.

  • NDB Client Programs: Added the --CA-days option to ndb_sign_keys to make it possible to specify a certificate's lifetime. (Bug #36549567)

  • NDB Client Programs: When started, ndbd now produces a warning in the data node log like this one:

    2024-05-28 13:32:16 [ndbd] WARNING  -- Running ndbd with a single thread of
    signal execution.  For multi-threaded signal execution run the ndbmtd binary.

    (Bug #36326896)

Bugs Fixed

  • NDB Cluster APIs: It was possible to employ the following NDB API methods without them being used as const, although this alternative usage had long been deprecated (and was not actually documented):

    Now, each of these methods must always be invoked as const. (Bug #36165876)

  • NDB Client Programs: ndb_redo_log_reader could not read data from encrypted files. (Bug #36313482)

  • NDB Client Programs: ndb_redo_log_reader exited with Record type = 0 not implemented when reaching an unused page, all zero bytes, or a page which was only partially used (typically a page consisting of the page header only). (Bug #36313259)

  • NDB Client Programs: ndb_restore did not restore a foreign key whose columns differed in order from those of the parent key.

    Our thanks to Axel Svensson for the contribution. (Bug #114147, Bug #36345882)

  • Removed a memory leak in /util/NodeCertificate.cpp. (Bug #36537931)

  • Removed a memory leak from src/ndbapi/NdbDictionaryImpl.cpp. (Bug #36532102)

  • When building NDB using lld, the build terminated prematurely with the error message ld.lld: error: version script assignment of 'local' to symbol 'my_init' failed: symbol not defined while attempting to link libndbclient.so. (Bug #36431274)

  • TLS did not fail cleanly on systems which used OpenSSL 1.0, which is unsupported. Now in such cases, users get a clear error message advising that an upgrade to OpenSSL 1.1 or later is required to use TLS with NDB Cluster. (Bug #36426461)

  • The included libxml2 library was updated to version 2.9.13. (Bug #36417013)

  • Setting AutomaticThreadConfig and NumCPUs when running single-threaded data nodes (ndbd) sometimes led to unrecoverable errors. Now ndbd ignores settings for these parameters, which are intended to apply only to multi-threaded data nodes (ndbmtd). (Bug #36388981)

  • The handling of the LQH operation pool which occurs as part of TC takeover skipped the last element in either of the underlying physical pools (static or dynamic). If this element was in use, holding an operation record for a transaction belonging to a transaction coordinator on the failed node, it was not returned, resulting in an incomplete takeover which sometimes left operations behind. Such operations interfered with subsequent transactions and the copying process (CopyFrag) used by the failed node to recover.

    To fix this problem, we avoid skipping the final record while iterating through the LQH operation records during TC takeover. (Bug #36363119)

  • The libssh library was updated to version 0.10.4. (Bug #36135621)

  • When distribution awareness was not in use, the cluster tended to choose the same data node as the transaction coordinator repeatedly. (Bug #35840020, Bug #36554026)

  • In certain cases, management nodes were unable to allocate node IDs to restarted data and SQL nodes. (Bug #35658072)

  • In some cases, when trying to perform an online add index operation on an NDB table with no explicit primary key (see Limitations of NDB online operations), the resulting error message did not make the nature of the problem clear. (Bug #30766579)

    References: See also: Bug #36382071.