Starting with MySQL Server 5.7.12, we are introducing the concept of Rapid Plugins. Out of the box, 5.7.12 follows the same stability promise as our current release process, but it also allows for plugins with additional functionality to be installed very easily. The first plugin to be released with MySQL Server 5.7.12 following this concept is the new X Plugin, which exposes a new communications protocol called the X Protocol.
The expanded capabilities of the X Protocol enable us to provide the new X DevAPI in our MySQL Connectors and Client applications, like the new MySQL Shell. The goal of the X DevAPI is to support a new schema object type called document collections as well as relational and combined document store/relational capabilities. Now developers, designers and DBAs can deploy MySQL databases that implement document store, relational, or hybrid document/relation models. For documentation about how to get started using MySQL as a document store, see Using MySQL as a Document Store.
Incompatible Change: To load a keyring plugin, the
--early-plugin-loadoption is used. Previously, the default
--early-plugin-loadoption value was the name of the
keyring_fileplugin library file. Now the default value is empty.Important
InnoDBdata-at-rest encryption requires the
keyring_fileplugin to be loaded prior to
InnoDBinitialization, so this change of default
--early-plugin-loadvalue introduces an incompatibility for upgrades from 5.7.11 to 5.7.12 or higher. Administrators who have encrypted
InnoDBtablespaces must take explicit action to ensure continued loading of the
keyring_fileplugin: Start the server with an
--early-plugin-loadoption that names the plugin library file. For example, on platforms where the plugin library file suffix is
.so, use these lines in the server
On other platforms, adjust the file name suffix as necessary. For more information, see The MySQL Keyring.
(Bug #80413, Bug #22748738)
MySQL Enterprise Edition now includes a
keyring_okvplugin that uses Oracle Key Vault as a back end for keyring storage. For more information, see The MySQL Keyring.
support-files/MySQL-shared-compat.spec.shfile was removed from MySQL distributions. (Bug #22525609)
InnoDBdata-at-rest encryption feature now supports Oracle Key Vault for encryption key management. Oracle Key Vault support relies on the
keyring_okvplugin which is available in MySQL Enterprise Edition. A secure and robust encryption key management solution such as OKV is critical for security and for compliance with various security standards. For more information, see InnoDB Data-at-Rest Encryption.
The linked OpenSSL library for the MySQL Commercial Server has been updated to version 1.0.1s. For a description of issues fixed in this version, see http://www.openssl.org/news/vulnerabilities.html.
This change does not affect the Oracle-produced MySQL Community build of MySQL Server, which uses the yaSSL library instead. (Bug #22685885, Bug #22923458)
For queries with many
ORconditions, the optimizer now is more memory-efficient and less likely to exceed the memory limit imposed by the
range_optimizer_max_mem_sizesystem variable. In addition, the default value for that variable has been raised from 1536000 to 8388608. (Bug #79450, Bug #22283790)
References: See also: Bug #21776494, Bug #21824564, Bug #21864838.
InnoDB: An error was returned on startup when a replication slave attempted to access an encrypted table. The server UUID used to compose the master key name was not persisted to the tablespace data file, resulting in the use of an incorrect master key. (Bug #22912582)
InnoDB: In debug builds, an unnecessary
buf_block_align()call could cause a latching order violation. A DML operation resulted in a page mismatch assertion due to the same
buf_block_align()call. (Bug #22709463, Bug #21321238)
ALTER TABLE ... ADD COLUMNoperation on a table with virtual columns raised an assertion. (Bug #22650296)
InnoDB: An unnecessary comparison in tablespace encryption code caused compiler warnings. (Bug #22645816)
INNODB_SYS_TABLESPACEScould report incorrect
FILE_SIZEvalues for a general tablespace created outside of the data directory. The
i_s_dict_fill_sys_tablespaces()function generated an incorrect remote file path. (Bug #22590095, Bug #80070)
InnoDB: In debug builds, an update operation on a table with virtual columns raised an assertion. (Bug #22572997)
InnoDB: Modifications were made to
InnoDBcode to handle warnings when compiling with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. (Bug #22542547, Bug #79964)
REPLACEoperations on multiple connections resulted in a hang. (Bug #22530768, Bug #79185)
InnoDB: Operations relating to tablespace encryption resulted in a hang on FreeBSD. (Bug #22520464, Bug #79901)
InnoDB: MySQL stalled when synchronizing the
InnoDBfull-text index cache. (Bug #22516559, Bug #16510576, Bug #73816)
References: This issue is a regression of: Bug #21113036.
InnoDB: In debug builds, a buffer pool resizing operation resulted in a segmentation violation. The
buf_pool_resizingvariable was not protected. (Bug #22179317)
innodb_open_filessetting could exceed the open files limit. (Bug #22111472)
crc32checksum validation instead of
crc32checksum validation failure, causing repeated
crc32checksum validation attempts. Checksum validation order is now optimized dynamically. Thanks to Daniel Black for the patch. (Bug #79725, Bug #22452597)
Replication: When a slave with no binary log connected to a Group Replication master, it failed with Error running query, but no information about the failure was available from the output of
SHOW SLAVE STATUSor in the
replication_applier_status_by_workertable. (Bug #22699395)
relay_log_recovery=1generated an error during recovery, due to repositories not being initialized. (Bug #22523554)
STOP SLAVEcaused a spurious Error reading packet from server: Lost connection to MySQL server during query message to be written to the error log. With this fix, when connection to the master is lost, the
abort_slaveflag is checked and the error message is printed only if the flag is not set. (Bug #22305605, Bug #79504)
References: See also: Bug #12977988, Bug #22290309.
Replication: When the binary log was disabled, the GTID specified by
gtid_nextwhen committing an empty transaction caused by a
BEGINstatement was saved in
gtid_executedwhen it should not have been. This did not occur when the binary log was enabled.
gtid_nextis set for the current session,
ER_CANT_DO_IMPLICIT_COMMIT_IN_TRX_WHEN_GTID_NEXT_IS_SETerror inside any transaction regardless of whether binary logging is enabled, since this statement causes an implicit commit. In this case, the GTID specified by
gtid_nextis not saved in
gtid_executed. (Bug #22130929)
Replication: When replication was configured but not started on a slave, the variable
currently_executing_gtidwas not properly initialized, but it would be used if the Performance Schema
replication_applier_status_by_workertable was queried, causing assertion failures and pointer issues. With this fix, the variable is now properly initialized at the construction of the
Relay_log_infoobject. (Bug #21953132, Bug #78722)
RESET SLAVE ALLcould delete a channel even when
wait_until_sql_thread_after_gtidwere still waiting for transactions to be applied. This could cause a MySQL server exit when the functions tried to access the channel that was deleted. Now, a channel reference counter was added that is increased if the channel should not be deleted when the functions are running.
RESET SLAVE ALLwill wait for no reference, and then it will delete the channel. (Bug #21842399, Bug #78445)
relay_log_recovery=1, a slave server, at its initialization, still tried to scan the relay log files in order to update
Retrieved_Gtid_Setand the transaction parser state, which was an unnecessary waste of resources because the slave I/O thread would just be initialized to the SQL thread position in the new relay log file. With this fix, the slave server skips scanning the relay log files when
relay_log_recovery=1. (Bug #21798355, Bug #78352)
Replication: XA transactions were not handled correctly when
--gtid-mode=ONand the binary log was disabled. It was because on both master and slave servers, the GTID state was sometimes not saved and the GTID ownership was sometimes not cleaned up. This fix makes sure those steps are now properly performed. (Bug #21618727)
References: See also: Bug #22165138, Bug #77740, Bug #21452916.
Replication: When a multithreaded slave stopped with an error, the same error message was printed three times. Now, the SQL thread's kill acceptance status is saved, and only printed once. (Bug #21198611, Bug #77237)
Replication: When using a multithreaded slave with
TABLE, the slave applier thread failed to write XA transactions to the worker configuration. (Bug #20988291)
Replication: mysqlbinlog --verbose displayed BINARY and VARBINARY data as ordinary strings, causing any single quote (“'”) or backslash (“\”) among the data to be printed as such, which was confusing to the users and, in the case of a backslash, caused the next character to be skipped. This fix makes mysqlbinlog print the characters' hexadecimal values (“\x27” for single quote and “\x5c” for backslash) instead. (Bug #20836250)
Replication: The test case
main.mergefailed when the variables
binlog_formatwas set to “
ROW,” as the server tried to get information for table creation for a child table before it was opened. With this fix, the server skips getting information for the table in the situation. (Bug #20574550, Bug #75976)
Replication: When a server was run with
--super-read-onlyoption enabled, a statement which caused an update to the slave info tables, such as
CHANGE MASTER TO, resulted in a 'STOP SLAVE' failed: 1290: The MySQL server is running error, preventing the statement being executed. The fix ensures that replication operations are permitted regardless of the setting of
super_read_only. (Bug #78963, Bug #22097534)
Replication: Valgrind tests of mysqlbinlog revealed some memory leaks. (Bug #78223, Bug #21697461, Bug #78966)
Replication: If a query on a master generated an error and partial results were written to the binary log, for example due to a
DROP TABLE IF EXISTSstatement applying to multiple tables that would break foreign key constraints, when a slave configured with replication filters encountered the query it could be incorrectly binary logged. This caused errors such as:
Last_SQL_Error: Query caused different errors on master and slave. Error on master: message (format)='Cannot delete or update a parent row: a foreign key constraint fails' error code=1217 ; Error on slave: actual message='no error', error code=0. Default database: 'db1'. Query: 'DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `table1` /* generated by server */'
There were two fixes required for this bug.
DROP TABLEstatement used to drop a single table fails, to avoid partial results causing this bug the query is not written to the binary log. If a
DROP TABLEstatement used to drop a list of tables fails, any partial results it generates are written to the binary log with an error.
When a query that generates an error as expected was received by a slave but it was skipped due to replication filters, the slave was incorrectly checking the error. The fix for Bug #76493 ensures that this comparison of the expected error from the master with the actual error from the slave does not happen.
(Bug #77684, Bug #21435502)
References: See also: Bug #20797764, Bug #76493.
RTRIM()on large strings could be very slow. (Bug #22884187)
References: This issue is a regression of: Bug #18315770, Bug #12368495.
Integer overflow could occur during client handshake processing, leading to a server exit. (Bug #22722946)
Missing initializers in the query plan constructor resulted in Valgrind warnings. (Bug #22573117)
mysqlpump failed (syntax error) when a view name contained a space character. View names are now quoted. (Bug #22505474)
UNHEX()with an invalid argument could result in garbage characters in the warning message. (Bug #22358933)
Improper host name checking in X509 certificates could permit man-in-the-middle attacks. (Bug #22295186, Bug #22738607)
For debug builds, when an indexed nonnullable generated column with an empty string generated expression was updated during an insert for a duplicated key, there was an optimization that resulted in the server failing to find the duplicated index, causing an assertion to be raised. (Bug #22195364)
A boolean mode full-text search caused a segmentation fault. (Bug #22176795)
Queries on generated columns that used
WITH ROLLUPcould raise an assertion. (Bug #22131343)
For a prepared statement that used a derived table, an assertion could be raised at execute time when checking statement privileges. (Bug #22108567)
Concurrent selecting and flushing of a
FEDERATEDtable while killing connections accessing it could result in a server exit. (Bug #21918190)
For debug builds, when a query using join buffering and one of the tables inserted into the join buffer was accessed using a dynamic range scan on an index containing a virtual column, a Valgrind error occurred when writing columns to the join buffer. (Bug #21872184)
After iterations of uninstalling and installing the
audit_logplugin, the server could hang. (Bug #21796658)
GRANT PROXYstatements after altering the definition of the
mysql.usersystem table could result in a server exit. (Bug #21699037)
Certain error messages included part of the SQL statement that produced them, possibly exposing data. (Bug #21682356)
Although it is possible to create nontemporary tables using the prefix
#sql, Performance Schema assumed that tables named using this prefix were temporary and could be ignored. Performance Schema now uses table attributes other than the name to identify temporary tables. (Bug #21105475, Bug #22532368, Bug #79934)
Account filtering performed by the
audit_logplugin incorrectly used the account named by the
USER()function rather than the
CURRENT_USER()function (the latter being the account used for authentication). (Bug #19509471, Bug #22454245, Bug #77553)
NAME_CONST()can return null if incorrect arguments are given. In some cases, this was not handled and could cause a server exit. (Bug #19143243, Bug #26361149)
Character set conversion operations on
NULLparameters to prepared statements could cause a server exit. (Bug #18823979)
Loose Index Scan was not chosen for queries that had an equality condition. (Bug #18109609)
Long or complex SQL statements could cause the parser to run out of memory. The new
parser_max_mem_sizesystem variable now enables control over the maximum amount of memory available to the parser. The default value places no limit on memory available, but the value can be reduced to protect against out-of-memory situations. (Bug #14744160)
A Valgrind warning for
memory_free_noop()was silenced. (Bug #80457, Bug #22782197)
The MySQL server failed to start if built with the
-m32option on Solaris/Sparc, due to improper static data alignment in
init_delegates(). (Bug #80445, Bug #22763880)
plugin_keyring.hheader file misspelled
st_mysql_keyring_file. (Bug #80414, Bug #22748867)
For shared-memory connections on Windows, the client library opened a handle on a mutex but did not close it. Subsequent attempts to restart the server on the other end of the connection failed if the client still had the mutex handle open. (Bug #80234, Bug #22646779)
ALTER USER IDENTIFIED WITH ...expired the account password, even if the authentication plugin did not support password expiration. (Bug #79999, Bug #22551523)
Some Performance Schema global instruments, if not enabled at server startup, could be in a state where it was not possible to enable them at runtime. This restriction has been lifted. Affected instruments include
socketinstances. Thanks to Zhang Yingqiang for the patch. (Bug #79784, Bug #22517278, Bug #66515, Bug #14532176)
super_read_onlysystem variable at server startup had no effect. (Bug #79328, Bug #22233503)
audit_logplugin issues were corrected:
MYSQL_AUDIT_GENERAL_CLASShandler resulted in infinite recursion.
Diagnostic messages were improved for the case when the
MYSQL_AUDIT_GENERAL_CLASShandler returned nonzero.
MYSQL_AUDIT_SERVER_STARTUP_CLASShandler did not abort server startup as it should have.
(Bug #79079, Bug #22136709, Bug #79091, Bug #22142166, Bug #79092, Bug #22142209, Bug #21783798)
References: See also: Bug #23135731.
Using the server session service, executing an SQL statement from a thread with no VIO context could raise an assertion. (Bug #78734, Bug #21959409)
For an existing user,
CREATE USER IF NOT EXISTSproduced an error rather than a warning. Similarly, for an nonexisting user,
ALTER USER IF EXISTSproduced an error rather than a warning. (Bug #78374, Bug #21807286)
For some queries, an Index Merge access plan was chosen over a range scan when the cost for the range scan was the same or less. (Bug #77209, Bug #21178196)
UNHEX()could attempt a left shift of a negative number. (Bug #73964, Bug #19642015)
Processlist state information was not updated correctly for
LOAD DATAand could show a state different from
executing. (Bug #69375, Bug #16912362)