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MySQL Community Server 5.6.11 has been released
Posted by: Akhil Mohan
Date: April 18, 2013 07:00AM

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Server 5.6.11, a new version of the popular Open Source
Database Management System, has been released. MySQL 5.6.11 is
recommended for use on production systems.

For an overview of what's new in MySQL 5.6, please see

Starting with 5.6.11, MySQL 5.6 is available both as a
"full" installer and as a "web" installer. The full installer
is significantly larger and comes bundled with the latest
software releases available. This bundle makes it easy to
download and configure a full server and development suite.

The web installer doesn't come bundled with any actual products
and instead relies on download-on-demand to fetch only the
products you choose to install. This makes the initial download
much smaller but increases install time as the individual products
will need to be downloaded.

For information on installing MySQL 5.6.11 on new servers or upgrading
to MySQL 5.6.11 from previous MySQL releases, please see

MySQL Server is available in source and binary form for a number of
platforms from our download pages at

Not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point in time, so if you
can't find this version on some mirror, please try again later or choose
another download site.

We welcome and appreciate your feedback, bug reports, bug fixes,
patches, etc:

The following section lists the changes in the MySQL source code since
the previous released version of MySQL 5.6. It may also be viewed
online at



Changes in MySQL 5.6.11 (2013-04-18)
   RPM Notes

     * It was not possible to upgrade a community RPM to a commercial
       RPM using rpm -uvh or yum localupdate. To deal with this, the
       RPM spec file has been updated in MySQL 5.6.11, which has the
       following consequences:

          + For a non-upgrade installation (no existing MySQL version
            installed), it possible to install MySQL using yum.

          + For upgrades, it is necessary to clean up any earlier
            MySQL installations. In effect, the update is performed
            by removing the old installations and installing the new

       Additional details follow.
       For a non-upgrade installation of MySQL 5.6.11, it is possible
       to install using yum:
       shell> yum install MySQL-server-NEWVERSION.glibc23.i386.rpm
       For upgrades to MySQL 5.6.11, the upgrade is performed by
       removing the old installation and installing the new one. To
       do this, use the following procedure:

         1. Remove the existing 5.6.X installation. OLDVERSION is the
            version to remove.
            shell> rpm -e MySQL-server-OLDVERSION.glibc23.i386.rpm
            Repeat this step for all installed MySQL RPMs.

         2. Install the new version. NEWVERSION is the version to
            shell> rpm -ivh MySQL-server-NEWVERSION.glibc23.i386.rpm

       Alternatively, the removal and installation can be done using
       shell> yum remove MySQL-server-OLDVERSION.glibc23.i386.rpm
       shell> yum install MySQL-server-NEWVERSION.glibc23.i386.rpm
       (Bug #16445097, Bug #16445125, Bug #16587285)

   Functionality Added or Changed

     * Replication: The functions GTID_SUBTRACT() and GTID_SUBSET()
       were formerly available in libmysqld only when it was built
       with replication support. Now these functions are always
       available when using this library, regardless of how it was

     * MySQL no longer uses the default OpenSSL compression. (Bug

     * There is now a distinct error code
       (ER_MUST_CHANGE_PASSWORD_LOGIN) for the error sent by the
       server to a client authenticating with an expired password.
       (Bug #16102943)

     * mysql_config_editor now supports --port and --socket options
       for specifying TCP/IP port number and Unix socket file name.
       (Bug #15851247)

     * mysqlcheck has a new --skip-database option. The option value
       is the name of a database (case sensitive) for which checks
       should be skipped.
       mysql_upgrade uses this option to upgrade the system tables in
       the mysql database before tables in other databases: It
       upgrade the mysql database, then all databases except the
       mysql database. This avoids problems that can occur if user
       tables are upgraded before the system tables. (Bug #14697538)

     * The only supported value for the innodb_mirrored_log_groups
       system variable is 1, so this variable is now deprecated.
       Setting it to 1 at startup results in a warning. Setting it to
       a value other than 1 at startup results in an error and the
       server exits. This variable will be removed in a future

   Bugs Fixed

     * InnoDB; Performance: Switching the MySQL table used by the
       InnoDB memcached interface
       (using the @@ notation), was made more efficient, by reading
       cached information about the cache policy to use for each
       table. This optimization lets you frequently switch between
       tables during a session that uses the memcached interface,
       without incurring I/O overhead from examining table metadata
       each time. (Bug #16206654)

     * InnoDB; Performance: Performance was improved for operations
       on tables with many rows that were deleted but not yet purged
       ge). The speedup applies mainly to workloads that perform bulk
       deletes, or updates to the primary key
       mary_key) columns, and where the system is busy enough to
       experience purge lag
       ge_lag). (Bug #16138582, Bug #68069)

     * InnoDB; Performance: The DROP TABLE statement for a table
       using compression
       pression) could be slower than necessary, causing a stall for
       several seconds. MySQL was unnecessarily decompressing pages
       e) in the buffer pool
       fer_pool) related to the table as part of the DROP operation.
       (Bug #16067973)

     * InnoDB; Performance: The I/O routines used when the AIO
       ) subsystem were made more efficient, to merge consecutive I/O
       requests into a single operation. This fix solves a
       performance issue introduced during the 5.6 development cycle.
       (Bug #16043841, Bug #67973)

     * Incompatible Change; Partitioning: Changes in the KEY
       partitioning hashing functions used with numeric, date and
       time, ENUM, and SET columns in MySQL 5.5 makes tables using
       partitioning or subpartitioning by KEY on any of the affected
       column types and created on a MySQL 5.5 or later server
       incompatible with a MySQL 5.1 server. This is because the
       partition IDs as calculated by a MySQL 5.5 or later server
       almost certainly differ from those calculated by a MySQL 5.1
       server for the same table definition and data as a result of
       the changes in these functions.
       The principal changes in the KEY partitioning implementation
       in MySQL 5.5 resulting in this issue were as follows: 1. The
       hash function used for numeric and date and time columns
       changed from binary to character-based. 2. The base used for
       hashing of ENUM and SET columns changed from latin1 ci
       characters to binary.
       The fix involves adding the capability in MySQL 5.5 and later
       to choose which type of hashing to use for KEY partitioning,
       which is implemented with a new ALGORITHM extension to the
       Specifying PARTITION BY KEY ALGORITHM=1 ([columns]) causes the
       server to use the hashing functions as implemented in MySQL
       5.1; using ALGORITHM=2 causes the server to use the hashing
       functions from MySQL 5.5 and later. ALGORITHM=2 is the
       default. Using the appropriate value for ALGORITHM, you can
       perform any of the following tasks:

          + Create KEY partitioned tables in MySQL 5.5 and later that
            are compatible with MySQL 5.1, using CREATE TABLE ...
            PARTITION BY KEY ALGORITHM=1 (...).

          + Downgrade KEY partitioned tables that were created in
            MySQL 5.5 or later to become compatible with MySQL 5.1,
            using ALTER TABLE ... PARTITION BY KEY ALGORITHM=1 (...).

          + Upgrade KEY partitioned tables originally created in
            MySQL 5.1 to use hashing as in MySQL 5.5 and later, using
            Important: After such tables are upgraded, they cannot be
            used any longer with MySQL 5.1 unless they are first
            downgraded again using ALTER TABLE ... PARTITION BY KEY
            ALGORITHM=1 (...) on a MySQL server supporting this

       This syntax is not backward compatible, and causes errors in
       older versions of the MySQL server. When generating CREATE
       TABLE ... PARTITION BY KEY statements, mysqldump brackets any
       occurrence of ALGORITHM=1 or ALGORITHM=2 in conditional
       comments such that it is ignored by a MySQL server whose
       version is not at least 5.5.31. An additional consideration
       for upgrades is that MySQL 5.6 servers prior to MySQL 5.6.11
       do not ignore the ALGORITHM option in such statements when
       generated by a MySQL 5.5 server, due to the that the
       conditional comments refer to version 5.5.31; in this case,
       you must edit the dump manually and remove or comment out the
       option wherever it occurs before attempting to load it into a
       MySQL 5.6.10 or earlier MySQL 5.6 server. This is not an issue
       for dumps generated by MySQL 5.6.11 or later version of
       mysqldump, where the version used in such comments is 5.6.11.
       For more information, see ALTER TABLE Partition Operations
       As part of this fix, a spurious assertion by InnoDB that a
       deleted row had previously been read, causing the server to
       assert on delete of a row that the row was in the wrong
       partition, was also removed. (Bug #14521864, Bug #66462, Bug
       #16093958, Bug #16274455)
       References: See also Bug #11759782.

     * Replication; Important Change: Executing a statement that
       performs an implicit commit but whose changes are not logged
       when gtid_next is set to any value other than AUTOMATIC is not
       permitted. Now in such cases, the statement fails with an
       error. This includes the statements in the following list:

          + CHANGE MASTER TO

          + START SLAVE

          + STOP SLAVE

          + REPAIR TABLE

          + OPTIMIZE TABLE

          + ANALYZE TABLE

          + CHECK TABLE

          + CREATE SERVER

          + ALTER SERVER

          + DROP SERVER

          + CACHE INDEX


          + FLUSH

          + RESET
       (Bug #16062608)
       References: See also Bug #16484323.

     * Replication; Important Change: The version number reported by
       mysqlbinlog --version has been increased to 3.4. (Bug
       #15894381, Bug #67643)

     * Important Note; Replication: It was possible to replicate from
       a table to a same-named view using statement-based logging,
       while using row-based logging instead led to a failure on the
       slave. Now the target object type is checked prior to
       performing any DML, and an error is given if the target on the
       slave is not actually a table. This is true regardless of the
       binary logging format in use. (Bug #11752707, Bug #43975)

     * InnoDB: When ADD PRIMARY KEY columns are reordered in an ALTER
       TABLE statement (for example: ALTER TABLE t1 ADD PRIMARY
       KEY(a,b), CHANGE a a INT AFTER b), the log apply for UPDATE
       operations would fail to find rows. (Bug #16586355)

     * InnoDB: ALTER TABLE operations on InnoDB tables that added a
       PRIMARY KEY using a column prefix could produce an incorrect
       result. (Bug #16544336)

     * InnoDB: For ALTER TABLE operations on InnoDB tables that
       required a table-copying operation, other transactions on the
       table might fail during the copy. However, if such a
       transaction issued a partial rollback, the rollback was
       treated as a full rollback. (Bug #16544143)

     * InnoDB: When parsing a delimited search string such as
       "abc-def" in a full-text search, InnoDB now uses the same word
       delimiters as MyISAM. (Bug #16419661)

     * InnoDB: This fix improves code readability by addressing
       naming inconsistencies for InnoDB PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA key
       declarations. (Bug #16414044)

     * InnoDB: This fix disables a condition for extra splitting of
       clustered index leaf pages, on compressed tables. Extra page
       splitting was only done to reserve space for future updates,
       so that future page splits could be avoided. (Bug #16401801)

     * InnoDB: For InnoDB tables, if a PRIMARY KEY on a VARCHAR
       column (or prefix) was empty, index page compression could
       fail. (Bug #16400920)

     * InnoDB: Status values in the INNODB_FT_CONFIG table would not
       update. The INNODB_FT_CONFIG is intended for internal
       configuration and should not be used for statistical
       information purposes. To avoid confusion, column values that
       are intended for internal use have been removed from the
       INNODB_FT_CONFIG table. This fix also removes the
       INNODB_FT_INSERTED table and other internal full text
       search-related tables that were unintentionally exposed. (Bug

     * InnoDB: With innodb_api_enable_mdl=OFF, an ALTER TABLE
       operation on an InnoDB table that required a table copy could
       cause a server exit. (Bug #16287411)

     * InnoDB: Improper testing of compatibility between the referencing
       table and referenced table during ALTER TABLE ... ADD FOREIGN key
       could cause a server exit. (Bug #16330036)

     * InnoDB: Rollback did not include changes made to temporary
       tables by read-only transactions. (Bug #16310467)

     * InnoDB: The InnoDB page-splitting algorithm could recurse
       excessivly. (Bug #16345265)

     * InnoDB: For debug builds, InnoDB status exporting was subject
       to a race condition that could cause a server exit. (Bug

     * InnoDB: When using ALTER TABLE to set an AUTO_INCREMENT column
       value to a user-specified value, InnoDB would set the
       AUTO_INCREMENT value to the user-specified value even when the
       AUTO_INCREMENT value is greater than the user-specified value.
       This fix ensures that the AUTO_INCREMENT value is set to the
       maximum of the user-specified value and
       MAX(auto_increment_column)+1, which is the expected behaviour.
       (Bug #16310273)

     * InnoDB: Importing a tablespace with the configuration file
       present would not import the data file. This problem would
       occur when all pages are not flushed from the buffer pool
       after a table is altered using the copy and rename approach.
       This fix ensures that all pages are flushed from the buffer
       pool when a table is altered using the copy and rename
       approach. (Bug #16318052)

     * InnoDB: RENAME TABLE would result in a hang due to a MySQL
       mutex acquisition deadlock. (Bug #16305265)

     * InnoDB: Internal read operations could be misclassified as
       synchronous when they were actually asynchronous. When the I/O
       requests returned sooner than expected, threads could be
       scheduled inefficiently. This issue mainly affected read-ahead
       d_ahead) requests, and thus had relatively little impact on
       I/O performed by user queries. (Bug #16249505, Bug #68197)

     * InnoDB: The lock_validate function, which is only present in
       debug builds, acquired and released mutexes to avoid hogging
       them. This behavior introduced a window wherein changes to the
       hash table could occur while code traversed the same set of
       data. This fix updates lock_validate logic to collect all
       records for which locks must be validated, releases mutexes,
       and runs a loop to validate record locks. (Bug #16235056)

     * InnoDB: ALTER TABLE functions would perform a check to see if
       InnoDB is in read-only mode (srv_read_only_mode=true). If
       InnoDB was in read-only mode, the check would return a
       successful status and do nothing else. This fix replaces
       srv_read_only_mode check conditions with debug assertions.
       (Bug #16227539)

     * InnoDB: An improper call to abort() by InnoDB could result in
       a server exit. (Bug #16263506)

     * InnoDB: When the InnoDB buffer pool is almost filled with 4KB
       compressed pages, inserting into 16KB compact tables would
       cause 8KB pages_free to increase, which could potentially slow
       or stall inserts. (Bug #16223169)

     * InnoDB: An assertion failure would occur in heap->magic_n ==
       MEM_BLOCK_MAGIC_N due to a race condition that appeared when
       row_merge_read_clustered_index() returned an error. (Bug

     * InnoDB: This fix removes an unnecessary debug assertion
       related to page_hash locks which only affects debug builds.
       The debug assertion is no longer valid and should have been
       removed when hash_lock array was introduced in MySQL 5.6. (Bug

     * InnoDB: The InnoDB memcached plugin could encounter a serious
       error under a heavy load, such as produced by benchmark runs.
       (Bug #16182660, Bug #68096)

     * InnoDB: If the MySQL server halted at a precise moment when a
       purge operation was being applied from the change buffer
       nge_buffer), the operation could be incorrectly performed
       again during the next restart. A workaround was to set the
       configuration option innodb_change_buffering=changes, to turn
       off change buffering for purge operations. (Bug #16183892, Bug

     * InnoDB: When InnoDB locking code was revised, a call to
       register lock waits was inadvertently removed. This fix adds
       the call back to the InnoDB locking code. (Bug #16208201)

     * InnoDB: A direct call to the trx_start_if_not_started_xa_low()
       function would cause a debug assertion. (Bug #16178995)

     * InnoDB: In the case of LOCK WAIT for an insert in a foreign
       key table, InnoDB could report a false dictionary-changed
       error and cause the insert to fail rather than being retried.
       (Bug #16174255)

     * InnoDB: In some cases, deadlock detection did not work,
       resulting in sessions hanging waiting for a lock-wait timeout.
       (Bug #16169638)

     * InnoDB: An in-place ALTER TABLE on an InnoDB table could fail
       to delete the statistics for the old primary key from the
       mysql.innodb_index_stats table. (Bug #16170451)

     * InnoDB: This fix updates InnoDB code in and to use TABLE::key_info instead of both
       TABLE::key_info and TABLE_SHARE::key_info. (Bug #16215361)

     * InnoDB: Arithmetic underflow during page compression for
       CREATE TABLE on an InnoDB table could cause a server exit.
       (Bug #16089381)

     * InnoDB: For debug builds, online ALTER TABLE operations for
       InnoDB tables could cause a server exit during table
       rebuilding. (Bug #16063835)

     * InnoDB: In some cases, the InnoDB purge coordinator did not
       use all available purge threads, resulting in suboptimal purge
       activity. (Bug #16037372)

     * InnoDB: On systems that cannot handle unaligned memory access,
       depending on the stack frame alignment, a SIGBUS error could
       occur during startup. This issue was observed on Solaris
       64-bit systems. (Bug #16021177)

     * InnoDB: ALTER TABLE for InnoDB tables was not fully atomic.
       (Bug #15989081)

     * InnoDB: When innodb_mirrored_log_groups was set to a value
       other than the default 1, the MySQL server encountered a
       serious error during startup while loading the InnoDB
       memcached plugin. In earlier releases, the server would refuse
       to start (but not display an error) when this setting was
       changed. This fix cleans up the error handling for unsupported
       values of this configuration option. (Bug #15907954, Bug

     * InnoDB: An error at the filesystem level, such as too many
       open files, could cause an unhandled error during an ALTER
       TABLE operation. The error could be accompanied by Valgrind
       warnings, and by this assertion message:
       Assertion `! is_set()' failed.
       mysqld got signal 6 ;
       (Bug #14628410, Bug #16000909)

     * InnoDB: The INNODB_SYNC_ARRAY_SIZE variable was incorrectly
       allowed to be configured at runtime. As documented,
       INNODB_SYNC_ARRAY_SIZE must be configured when the MySQL
       instance is starting up, and cannot be changed afterward. This
       fix changes INNODB_SYNC_ARRAY_SIZE to a non-dynamic variable,
       as intended. (Bug #14629979)

     * InnoDB: The server could exit during an attempt by InnoDB to
       reorganize or compress a compressed secondary index page. (Bug

     * InnoDB: A RENAME TABLE statement could stall for several
       minutes before timing out. This issue could occurred for a
       table using compression
       pression), with change buffering
       nge_buffering) enabled. (Bug #14556349)

     * InnoDB: A DML operation performed while a RENAME TABLE
       operation waits for pending I/O operations on the tablespace
       to complete would result in a deadlock. (Bug #14556349)

     * InnoDB: If the server was started with the skip-innodb option,
       or InnoDB otherwise failed to start, query any of these
       Information Schema tables would cause a severe error:



       (Bug #14144290)

     * InnoDB: Online DDL
       ine_ddl) had a restriction that prevented renaming a column
       and adding a foreign key involving that column in a single
       ALTER TABLE statement. Now, this combination of operations is
       allowed in a single statement. (Bug #14105491)

     * InnoDB: When printing out long semaphore wait diagnostics,
       sync_array_cell_print() ran into a segmentation violation
       (SEGV) caused by a race condition. This fix addresses the race
       condition by allowing the cell to be freed while it is being
       printed. (Bug #13997024)

     * InnoDB: The value of the innodb_version variable was not
       updated consistently for all server releases for the InnoDB
       Plugin in MySQL 5.1, and the integrated InnoDB component in
       MySQL 5.5, 5.6, and higher. Since InnoDB and MySQL Server
       development cycles are fully integrated and synchronized, now
       the value returned by the innodb_version variable is the same
       as for the version variable. (Bug #13463493, Bug #63435)

     * InnoDB: Killing a query caused an InnoDB assertion failure
       when the same table (cursor) instance was used again. This is
       the result of a regression error introduced by the fix for
       Bug#14704286. The fix introduced a check to handle kill
       signals for long running queries but the cursor was not
       restored to the proper state. (Bug #68051, Bug #16088883)

     * InnoDB: On startup, InnoDB reported a message on 64-bit Linux
       and 64-bit Windows systems stating that the CPU does not
       support crc32 instructions. On Windows, InnoDB does not use
       crc32 instructions even if supported by the CPU. This fix
       revises the wording of the message and implements a check for
       availability of crc32 instructions. (Bug #68035, Bug

     * InnoDB: The length of internally generated foreign key names
       was not checked. If internally generated foreign key names
       were over the 64 character limit, this resulted in invalid DDL
       from SHOW CREATE TABLE. This fix checks the length of
       internally generated foreign key names and reports an error
       message if the limit is exceeded. (Bug #44541, Bug #11753153)

     * InnoDB: This fix removes left-over prototype code for
       srv_parse_log_group_home_dirs, and related header comments.
       (Bug #68133, Bug #16198764)

     * InnoDB: Attempting to replace the default InnoDB FTS stopword
       list by creating an InnoDB table with the same structure as
       INFORMATION_SCHEMA.innodb_ft_default_stopword would result in
       an error. SHOW CREATE TABLE revealed that the new InnoDB table
       was created with CHARSET=utf8. The InnoDB FTS stopword table
       validity check only supported latin1. This fix extends the
       validity check for all supported character sets. (Bug #68450,
       Bug #16373868)

     * Partitioning: ALGORITHM = INPLACE, which was disallowed in
       MySQL 5.6.10 for DDL statements operating on partitioned
       tables, can once again be used with such statements. (Bug
       References: See also Bug #14760210.

     * Partitioning: A query on a table partitioned by range and
       using TO_DAYS() as a partitioing function always included the
       first partition of the table when pruning. This happened
       regardless of the range employed in the BETWEEN clause of such
       a query. (Bug #15843818, Bug #49754)

     * Partitioning: Execution of ALTER TABLE ... DROP PARTITION
       against a view caused the server to crash, rather than fail
       with an error as expected. (Bug #14653504)

     * Partitioning: A query result was not sorted if both DISTINCT
       and ORDER BY were used and the underlying table was
       partitioned. (Bug #14058167)

     * Partitioning: Inserting any number of rows into an ARCHIVE
       table that used more than 1000 partitions and then attempting
       to drop the table caused the MySQL Server to fail. (Bug
       #13819630, Bug #64580)

     * Replication: When using GTIDs and binary log auto-positioning,
       the master had to scan all binary logs whenever the slave
       reconnected (due to reasons such as I/O thread failure or a
       change of master) before it could send any events to slave.
       Now, the master starts from the oldest binary log that
       contains any GTID not found on the slave. (Bug #16340322, Bug

     * Replication: When the server version of the master was greater
       than or equal to 10, replication to a slave having a lower
       server version failed. (Bug #16237051, Bug #68187)

     * Replication: When replicating to a MySQL 5.6 master to an
       older slave, Error 1193 (ER_UNKNOWN_SYSTEM_VARIABLE) was
       logged with a message such as Unknown system variable
       'SERVER_UUID' on master, maybe it is a *VERY OLD MASTER*. This
       message has been improved to include more information, similar
       to this one: Unknown system variable 'SERVER_UUID' on master.
       A probable cause is that the variable is not supported on the
       master (version: 5.5.31), even though it is on the slave
       (version: 5.6.11). (Bug #16216404, Bug #68164)

     * Replication: A zero-length name for a user variable (such as
       @``) was incorrectly considered to be a sign of data or
       network corruption when reading from the binary log. (Bug
       #16200555, Bug #68135)

     * Replication: When MTS is on and transactions are being
       applied, the slave coordinator would hang when encountering a
       checksum error on a transaction event. This was due to a
       deadlock situation in which the coordinator assumed a normal
       stop while a worker waited for the coordinator to dispatch
       more events. For debug builds, the problem appeared as an
       assertion failure, which was due to the coordinator not
       setting thd->is_error() when encountering an error. (Bug

     * Replication: mysqlbinlog can connect to a remote server and
       read its binary logs. In MySQL 5.6 and later, this tool can
       also wait for the server to generate and send additional
       events, in practice behaving like a slave connecting to a
       master. In cases where the server sent a heartbeat,
       mysqlbinlog was unable to handle it properly. As a
       consequence, mysqlbinlog failed at this point, without reading
       any more events from the server. To fix this problem,
       mysqlbinlog now ignores any binary log events of type
       HEARTBEAT_LOG_EVENT that it receives. (Bug #16104206)

     * Replication: STOP SLAVE could cause a deadlock when issued
       concurrently with a statement such as SHOW STATUS that
       retrieved the values for one or more of the status variables
       Slave_retried_transactions, Slave_heartbeat_period,
       Slave_received_heartbeats, Slave_last_heartbeat, or
       Slave_running. (Bug #16088188, Bug #67545)
       References: See also Bug #16088114.

     * Replication: Using the --replicate-* options (see Replication
       Slave Options and Variables
       ave.html)) could in some cases lead to a memory leak on the
       slave. (Bug #16056813, Bug #67983)

     * Replication: Backtick (`) characters were not always handled
       correctly in internally generated SQL statements, which could
       sometimes lead to errors on the slave. (Bug #16084594, Bug
       References: This bug is a regression of Bug #14548159, Bug

     * Replication: The session-level value for gtid_next was
       incorrectly reset on the slave for all rollbacks, which meant
       that GTIDs could be lost for multi-statement transactions,
       causing the slave to stop with an
       ER_GTID_NEXT_TYPE_UNDEFINED_GROUP error. Now this is done only
       when a complete transaction is being rolled back, or when
       autocommit is enabled. (Bug #16084206)

     * Replication: In order to provision or to restore a server
       using GTIDs, it is possible to set gtid_purged to a given GTID
       set listing the transactions that were imported. This
       operation requires that the global gtid_executed and
       gtid_purged server system variables are empty. (This is done
       in order to avoid the possibility of overriding
       server-generated GTIDs.)
       The error message GTID_PURGED can only be set when
       GTID_EXECUTED is empty that was raised when this requirement
       was not met could be confusing or misleading because it did
       not specify the scope of the affected variables. To prevent
       this from happening, error messages that refer to variables
       relating to GTIDs now specify the scope of any such variables
       when they do so. (Bug #16084426, Bug #68038)

     * Replication: In certain cases, the dump thread could send a
       heartbeat out of synchronisation with format description
       events. One of the effects of this issue what that, after
       provisioning a new server from a backup data directory and
       setting --gtid-mode=ON and enabling autopositioning (see
       CHANGE MASTER TO Syntax
       ), replication failed to start, with the error Read invalid
       event from master.... The same problem could also cause
       GTID-based replication to fail due to skipped events following
       a unplanned shutdown of the master. (Bug #16051857)

     * Replication: In some cases, when the slave could not recognize
       the server version of the master, this could cause the slave
       to fail. (Bug #16056365)

     * Replication: Table IDs used in replication were defined as
       type ulong on the master and uint on the slave. In addition,
       the maximum value for table IDs in binary log events is 6
       bytes (281474976710655). This combination of factors led to
       the following issues:

          + Data could be lost on the slave when a table was assigned
            an ID greater than uint.

          + Table IDs greater than 281474976710655 were written to
            the binary log as 281474976710655.

          + This led to a stopped slave when the slave encountered
            two tables having the same table ID.
       To fix these problems, IDs are now defined by both master and
       slave as type ulonglong but constrained to a range of 0 to
       281474976710655, restarting from 0 when it exceeds this value.
       (Bug #14801955, Bug #67352)

     * Replication: Internal objects used for relay log information
       were only partially deleted before freeing their memory. (Bug

     * Replication: It was possible in certain cases---immediately
       after detecting an EOF in the dump thread read event loop, and
       before deciding whether to change to a new binary log
       file---for new events to be written to the binary log before
       this decision was made. If log rotation occurred at this time,
       any events that occurred following EOF detection were dropped,
       resulting in loss of data. Now in such cases, steps are taken
       to make sure that all events are processed before allowing the
       log rotation to take place. (Bug #13545447, Bug #67929)
       References: See also Bug #16016886.

     * Replication: If the disk becomes full while writing to the
       binary log, the server hangs until space is freed up manually.
       It was possible after this was done for the MySQL server to
       fail, due to an internal status value being set when not
       needed. Now in such cases, rather than trying to set this
       status, a warning is written in the error log instead. (Bug
       #11753923, Bug #45449)

     * Microsoft Windows: In Shared Memory mode
       tion_mysqld_shared-memory), the MySQL Server could crash when
       receiving requests from multiple threads. (Bug #13934876)

     * Failure to handle a full-text search wildcard properly could
       cause the server to exit. (Bug #16446108)

     * InnoDB now reports row and table locks to the thread pool
       plugin. Deadlocks within a thread group could occur otherwise.
       (Bug #16448639)

     * SHOW ENGINE PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA STATUS could report incorrect
       memory-allocation values when the correct values exceeded 4GB.
       (Bug #16414644)

     * Performance Schema statement tokenization overhead was
       reduced. (Bug #16382260)

     * A long database name in a GRANT statement could cause the
       server to exit. (Bug #16372927)

     * On Linux, a race condition involving epoll() could cause the
       thread pool plugin to miss events. This was most likely on
       systems with greater than 16 cores. (Bug #16367483)

     * The server could exit if a prepared statement attempted to
       create a table using the name of an existing view while an SQL
       handler was opened. (Bug #16385711)

     * For debug builds, checking of password constraints could raise
       an assertion for statements that updated passwords. (Bug

     * The BUILD-CMAKE file in MySQL distributions was updated with
       the correct URL for CMake information. (Bug #16328024)

     * A Valgrind failure could occur if a CREATE USER statement was
       logged to the general query log and the old_passwords system
       variable was set to 2. (Bug #16300620)

     * The optimizer's attempt to remove redundant subquery clauses
       raised an assertion when executing a prepared statement with a
       subquery in the ON clause of a join in a subquery. (Bug
       References: This bug is a regression of Bug #15875919.

     * Very small join_buffer_size values could cause an assertion to
       be raised. (Bug #16328373)

     * Some aggregate queries attempted to allocate excessive memory.
       (Bug #16343992)

     * Incorrect results were returned if a query contained a
       subquery in an IN clause which contained an XOR operation in
       the WHERE clause. (Bug #16311231)

     * For debug builds, an assertion could be raised if a statement
       failed with autocommit enabled just before an XA START
       statement was issued. (Bug #16341673)

     * Conversion of numeric values to BIT could yield unexpected
       results. (Bug #16271540)

     * Certain legal HAVING clauses were rejected as invalid. (Bug

     * Fixed warnings when compiling with XCode 4.6. Fixed warnings
       when compiling when the _XOPEN_SOURCE or isoctal macro was
       already defined in the environment. (Bug #16265300, Bug
       #60911, Bug #12407384)

     * Queries using range predicates that were evaluated using the
       LooseScan semi-join strategy could return duplicate rows. (Bug
       References: This bug is a regression of Bug #14728469.

     * In the range optimizer, an index merge failure could cause a
       server exit. (Bug #16241773)

     * A full-text query using Boolean mode could return zero results
       in some cases where the search term was a quoted phrase:

          + If the quoted phrase was preceded by a + sign. For
            example, this combination of a Boolean + operator and a
            phrase would return zero results:
            where match(content) against('+"required term due to plus
            sign"' in boolean mode)

          + If the quoted phrase contained any stopwords. For
            example, the stopword "the" inside the phrase caused the
            query to return zero results:
            where match(content) against('"stopword inside the phrase"'
            in boolean mode)

       (Bug #16206253, Bug #68150)

     * For debug builds, the server could exit due to incorrect
       calculation of applicable indexes for a join that involved
       const tables. (Bug #16165832)

     * A bug in range optimization sometimes led to incorrect
       condition calculation for index merge union. This could lead
       to missing rows. (Bug #16164031, Bug #68194, Bug #16229746)

     * The Performance Schema could return incorrect values for the
       PROCESSLIST_INFO column of the threads table. (Bug

     * Invocation of the range optimizer for a NULL select caused the
       server to exit. (Bug #16192219)

     * mysql_config --libs displayed incorrect output. (Bug

     * For a CREATE TABLE (... col_name TIMESTAMP DEFAULT
       CURRENT_TIMESTAMP ...) ... SELECT statement for which the
       SELECT did not provide a value for the TIMESTAMP column, that
       column was set to '0000-00-00 00:00:00', not the current
       timestamp. (Bug #16163936)

     * yaSSL did not perform proper padding checks, but instead
       examined only the last byte of plaintext and used it to
       determine how many bytes to remove. (Bug #16218104)

     * Using GROUP BY WITH ROLLUP in a prepared statement could cause
       the server to exit. (Bug #16163596)

     * If, in a SELECT, the HAVING clause contained a function call
       which itself contained an alias to a selected expression, the
       server could sometimes exit. (Bug #16165981)

     * Setting the slave_rows_search_algorithms system variable to an
       inappropriate value could cause the server to exit. (Bug

     * Directory name manipulation could result in stack overflow on
       Mac OS X and Windows. (Bug #16066243)

     * With statement-based binary logging, dropping a TEMPORARY
       InnoDB table could cause a segmentation fault. (Bug #16076275)

     * For debug builds, if the server was started with binary
       logging disabled, executing SHOW RELAYLOG EVENTS from within a
       stored procedure raised an assertion. (Bug #16043173)

     * The query parser leaked memory for some syntax errors. (Bug

     * With the thread pool plugin enabled, large numbers of
       connections could lead to a Valgrind panic or failure of
       clients to be able to connect. (Bug #16088658, Bug #16196591)

     * The server executed EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSON for some malformed
       queries improperly. (Bug #16078557)

     * Performance Schema instrumentation was missing for slave
       worker threads. (Bug #16083949)

     * The initial test database contained a dummy.bak file that
       prevented DROP DATABASE from working. This file is no longer
       included. Also, a db.opt file is now included that contains
       these lines:
       (Bug #16062056)

     * Setting a system variable to DEFAULT could cause the server to
       exit. (Bug #16044655)

     * SET PASSWORD and GRANT ... IDENTIFIED BY have no effect on the
       password of a user who is authenticated using an
       authentication plugin that accesses passwords stored
       externally to the mysql.user table. But attempts to change the
       password of such a user produced no warning, leading to the
       impression that the password had been changed when it was not.
       Now MySQL issues an ER_SET_PASSWORD_AUTH_PLUGIN warning to
       indicate that the attempt was ignored. (Bug #16072004)

     * For debug builds, creating an InnoDB table in strict SQL mode
       that violated the maximum key length limit caused the server
       to exit. (Bug #16035659)

     * Issuing a PREPARE statement using certain combinations of
       stored functions and user variables caused the server to exit.
       (Bug #16056537)

     * Joins of exactly 32 tables and containing a HAVING clause
       returned an empty result. (Bug #15972635)

     * A mysys library string-formatting routine could mishandle
       width specifiers. (Bug #15960005)

     * The --character-set-server option could set connection
       character set system variables to values such as ucs2 that are
       not permitted. (Bug #15985752)

     * During shutdown, the server could attempt to lock an
       uninitialized mutex. (Bug #16016493)

     * The --default-authentication-plugin option permitted invalid
       plugin values, and did not always set the old_passwords system
       variable to a value appropriate for the named plugin. (Bug

     * Under some circumstances, mysql --secure-auth permitted
       passwords to be sent to the server using the old (pre-4.1)
       hashing format. (Bug #15977433)

     * With index condition pushdown enabled, queries for which the
       pushed-down condition contained no columns in the used index
       could be slow. (Bug #15896009)

     * Table creation operations added entries to the Performance
       Schema file_instances table, but these were not always removed
       for table drop operations. (Bug #15927620)

     * In special cases, the optimizer did not consider indexes that
       were applicable to query processing, resulting in potentially
       suboptimal execution and incorrect EXPLAIN output. (Bug
       #15849135, Bug #16094171)

     * A query with an EXISTS/IN/ALL/ANY subquery with an ORDER BY
       clause ordering by an outer column of type BLOB that is not in
       the select list caused an assertion to fire. (Bug #15875919)
       References: See also Bug #14728142.

     * Creating an InnoDB table with a FULLTEXT index could encounter
       a serious error if the table name contained nonalphanumeric
       characters. (Bug #14835178, Bug #16036699)

     * Enabling the query cache during high client contention could
       cause the server to exit. (Bug #14727815)

     * The server sometimes failed to respect
       MAX_CONNECTIONS_PER_HOUR limits on user connections. (Bug

     * The optimizer could return incorrect results after
       transforming an IN subquery with aggregate functions to an
       EXISTS subquery. (Bug #14586710)

     * When a client program loses the connection to the MySQL server
       or if the server begins a shutdown after the client has
       executed mysql_stmt_prepare(), the next mysql_stmt_prepare()
       returns an error (as expected) but subsequent
       mysql_stmt_execute() calls crash the client. (Bug #14553380)

     * Previously, if multiple --login-path options were given,
       mysql_config_editor ignored all but the last one. Now multiple
       --login-path options result in an error. (Bug #14551712)

     * SET PASSWORD for anonymous users did not work correctly. (Bug

     * SHOW COLUMNS on a view defined as a UNION of Geometry columns
       could cause the server to exit. (Bug #14362617)

     * The sha256_password_private_key_path and
       sha256_password_public_key_path system variables indicate key
       files for the sha256_password authentication plugin, but the
       server failed to properly check whether the key files were
       valid. Now in the event that either key file is invalid, the
       server logs an error and exits. (Bug #14360513)

     * SET var_name = VALUES(col_name) could cause the server to
       exit. This syntax is now prohibited because in SET context
       there is no column name and the statement returns
       ER_BAD_FIELD_ERROR. (Bug #14211565)

     * The COM_CHANGE_USER command in the client/server protocol did
       not properly use the character set number in the command
       packet, leading to incorrect character set conversion of other
       values in the packet. (Bug #14163155)

     * Invoking the FORMAT() function with a locale and a very large
       number could cause the server to exit. (Bug #14040155)

     * yaSSL rejected some valid server SSL certificates. (Bug

     * Certain plugin-related conditions can make a user account

          + The account requires an authentication plugin that is not

          + The account requires the sha256_password authentication
            plugin but the server was started with neither SSL nor
            RSA enabled as required by this plugin.

       The server now checks those conditions by default and produces
       warnings for unusable accounts. This checking slows down
       server initialization and FLUSH PRIVILEGES, so it is made
       optional by means of the new validate_user_plugins system
       variable. This variable is enabled by default, but if you do
       not require the additional checking, you can disable it at
       startup to avoid the performance decrement. (Bug #13010061,
       Bug #14506305)

     * Passing an unknown time zone specification to CONVERT_TZ()
       resulted in a memory leak. (Bug #12347040)

     * The obsolete linuxthreads.txt and glibc-2.2.5.patch files in
       the Docs directory of MySQL distributions have been removed.
       (Bug #11766326)

     * mysql_install_db did not escape '_' in the host name for
       statements written to the grant tables. (Bug #11746817)

     * mysqld_safe used the nonportable -e test construct. (Bug
       #67976, Bug #16046140)

     * An out-of-memory condition could occur while handling an
       out-of-memory error, leading to recursion in error handling.
       (Bug #49514, Bug #11757464)

     * The optimizer used loose index scan for some queries for which
       this access method is inapplicable. (Bug #42785, Bug

     * If a dump file contained a view with one character set and
       collation defined on a view with a different character set and
       collation, attempts to restore the dump file failed with an
       "illegal mix of collations" error. (Bug #65382, Bug #14117025)

     * The REPLACE() function produced incorrect results when a user
       variable was supplied as an argument and the operation was
       performed on multiple rows. (Bug #49271, Bug #11757250)

     * UNION type conversion could incorrectly turn unsigned values
       into signed values. (Bug #49003, Bug #11757005)

     * UNION ALL on BLOB columns could produce incorrect results.
       (Bug #50136, Bug #11758009)

     * View access in low memory conditions could raise a debugging
       assertion. (Bug #39307, Bug #11749556)

     * Queries with many values in a IN() clause were slow due to
       inclusion of debugging code in non-debugging builds. (Bug
       #68046, Bug #16078212)
       References: See also Bug #58731, Bug #11765737.

     * Setting max_connections to a value less than the current
       number of open connections caused the server to exit. (Bug
       #44100, Bug #11752803)

     * Some table I/O performed by the server when calling a storage
       engine were missing from the statistics collected by the
       Performance Schema. (Bug #68180, Bug #16222630)

     * For debug builds, some queries with SELECT ... FROM DUAL
       nested subqueries raised an assertion. (Bug #60305, Bug

     * Nonspatial indexes only support exact-match lookups for
       spatial columns, but the optimizer incorrectly used range
       access in some cases, leading to incorrect results. (Bug
       #67889, Bug #15993693)

     * If mysql is built with the bundled libedit library, the
       library is built as static code, to avoid linking to a
       different dynamic version at runtime. Dynamic linking could
       result in use of a different, incompatible version and a
       segmentation fault. (Bug #68231, Bug #16296509)

     * The --log-slow-admin-statements and
       --log-slow-slave-statements command options now are exposed at
       runtime as the log_slow_admin_statements and
       log_slow_slave_statements system variables. Their values can
       be examined using SHOW VARIABLES. The variables are dynamic,
       so their values can can be set at runtime. (The options were
       actually replaced by the system variables, but as system
       variables can be set at server startup, no option
       functionality is lost.) (Bug #59860, Bug #11766693)

     * For arguments with fractional seconds greater than six
       decimals, SEC_TO_TIME() truncated, rather than rounding as it
       should have. (Bug #68061, Bug #16093024)

     * MySQL failed to build if configured with WITH_LIBWRAP enabled.
       (Bug #67018, Bug #16342793)

     * If the server was started without a --datadir option, SHOW
       VARIABLES could show an empty value for the datadir system
       variable. (Bug #60995, Bug #12546953)

     * Configuring with -DWITH_SSL=/path/to/openssl resulted in link
       errors due to selection of the incorrect libcrypto. (Bug
       #68277, Bug #16284051)

       0000-00-00 00:00:00 rather than the current timestamp if the
       alteration was done in place rather than by making a table
       copy. (Bug #68040, Bug #16076089)

     * If the server was started with --skip-grant-tables, ALTER USER
       ... PASSWORD EXPIRE caused the server to exit. (Bug #68300,
       Bug #16295905)

     * CMake did not check whether the system zlib had certain
       functions required for MySQL, resulting in build errors. Now
       it checks and falls back to the bundled zlib if the functions
       are missing. (Bug #65856, Bug #14300733)

     * mysql_install_db did not work in Solaris 10 sparse root zones.
       (Bug #68117, Bug #16197860)

     * For EXPLAIN DELETE and EXPLAIN UPDATE the possible_keys column
       listed all indexes, not just the applicable indexes. (Bug
       #67830, Bug #15972078)

     * The Perl version of mysql_install_db mishandled some error
       messages. (Bug #68118, Bug #16197542)

     * Handling of SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS in combination with ORDER BY
       and LIMIT could lead to incorrect results for FOUND_ROWS().
       (Bug #68458, Bug #16383173)

     * Adding an ORDER BY clause following an IN subquery could cause
       duplicate rows to be returned. (Bug #68330, Bug #16308085)

     * If INET6_NTOA() or INET6_ATON() returned NULL for a row in a
       result set, following rows also returned NULL. (Bug #68454,
       Bug #16373973)

     * A statement with an aggregated, nongrouped outer query and an
       aggregated, nongrouped subquery in the SELECT list could
       return incorrect results. (Bug #68372, Bug #16325175)

     * With explicit_defaults_for_timestamp enabled, inserting NULL
       into a TIMESTAMP NOT NULL column now produces an error (as it
       already did for other NOT NULL data types), instead of
       inserting the current timestamp. (Bug #68472, Bug #16394472)
On Behalf of Oracle MySQL RE Team

Akhil Mohan
MySQL Release Engineer

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