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MySQL Cluster 7.6.9 has been released
Posted by: Lars Tangvald
Date: January 23, 2019 12:57AM

MySQL Cluster is the distributed, shared-nothing variant of MySQL.
This storage engine provides:

  - In-Memory storage - Real-time performance (with optional
    checkpointing to disk)
  - Transparent Auto-Sharding - Read & write scalability
  - Active-Active/Multi-Master geographic replication

  - 99.999% High Availability with no single point of failure
    and on-line maintenance
  - NoSQL and SQL APIs (including C++, Java, http, Memcached
    and JavaScript/Node.js)

MySQL Cluster 7.6.9 has been released and can be downloaded from

  http://www.mysql.com/downloads/cluster/

where you will also find Quick Start guides to help you get your
first MySQL Cluster database up and running.

MySQL Cluster 7.6 is also available from our repository for Linux
platforms, go here for details:

  http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/repo/

The release notes are available from

  http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql-cluster/7.6/en/index.html

MySQL Cluster enables users to meet the database challenges of next
generation web, cloud, and communications services with uncompromising
scalability, uptime and agility.

More details can be found at

  http://www.mysql.com/products/cluster/

Enjoy !


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Changes in MySQL NDB Cluster 7.6.9 (5.7.25-ndb-7.6.9) (2019-01-22, General Availability)

   MySQL NDB Cluster 7.6.9 is a new release of NDB 7.6, based on
   MySQL Server 5.7 and including features in version 7.6 of the
   NDB storage engine, as well as fixing recently discovered
   bugs in previous NDB Cluster releases.

   Obtaining NDB Cluster 7.6.  NDB Cluster 7.6 source code and
   binaries can be obtained from
   https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/cluster/.

   For an overview of changes made in NDB Cluster 7.6, see What
   is New in NDB Cluster 7.6
(http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/mysql-cluster-what-is-new-7-6.html).

   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 5.7
   through MySQL 5.7.25 (see Changes in MySQL 5.7.25
   (2019-01-21, General Availability)
(http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/news-5-7-25.html)).

Bugs Fixed


     * Important Change: When restoring to a cluster using data
       node IDs different from those in the original cluster,
       ndb_restore tried to open files corresponding to node ID
       0. To keep this from happening, the --nodeid and
       --backupid options---neither of which has a default
       value---are both now explicitly required when invoking
       ndb_restore. (Bug #28813708)

     * Packaging; MySQL NDB ClusterJ: libndbclient was missing
       from builds on some platforms. (Bug #28997603)

     * NDB Replication: A DROP DATABASE operation involving
       certain very large tables could lead to an unplanned
       shutdown of the cluster. (Bug #28855062)

     * NDB Replication: When writes on the master---done in such
       a way that multiple changes affecting BLOB column values
       belonging to the same primary key were part of the same
       epoch---were replicated to the slave, Error 1022 occurred
       due to constraint violations in the NDB$BLOB_id_part
       table. (Bug #28746560)

     * NDB Cluster APIs: When the NDB kernel's SUMA block sends
       a TE_ALTER event, it does not keep track of when all
       fragments of the event are sent. When NDB receives the
       event, it buffers the fragments, and processes the event
       when all fragments have arrived. An issue could possibly
       arise for very large table definitions, when the time
       between transmission and reception could span multiple
       epochs; during this time, SUMA could send a
       SUB_GCP_COMPLETE_REP signal to indicate that it has sent
       all data for an epoch, even though in this case that is
       not entirely true since there may be fragments of a
       TE_ALTER event still waiting on the data node to be sent.
       Reception of the SUB_GCP_COMPLETE_REP leads to closing
       the buffers for that epoch. Thus, when TE_ALTER finally
       arrives, NDB assumes that it is a duplicate from an
       earlier epoch, and silently discards it.
       We fix the problem by making sure that the SUMA kernel
       block never sends a SUB_GCP_COMPLETE_REP for any epoch in
       which there are unsent fragments for a SUB_TABLE_DATA
       signal.
       This issue could have an impact on NDB API applications
       making use of TE_ALTER events. (SQL nodes do not make any
       use of TE_ALTER events and so they and applications using
       them were not affected.) (Bug #28836474)

     * Where a data node was restarted after a configuration
       change whose result was a decrease in the sum of
       MaxNoOfTables, MaxNoOfOrderedIndexes, and
       MaxNoOfUniqueHashIndexes, it sometimes failed with a
       misleading error message which suggested both a temporary
       error and a bug, neither of which was the case.
       The failure itself is expected, being due to the fact
       that there is at least one table object with an ID
       greater than the (new) sum of the parameters just
       mentioned, and that this table cannot be restored since
       the maximum value for the ID allowed is limited by that
       sum. The error message has been changed to reflect this,
       and now indicates that this is a permanent error due to a
       problem configuration. (Bug #28884880)

     * When only the management server but no data nodes were
       started, RESTART ALL timed out and eventually failed.
       This was because, as part of a restart, ndb_mgmd starts a
       timer, sends a STOP_REQ signal to all the data nodes, and
       waits for all of them to reach node state SL_CMVMI. The
       issue arose becaue no STOP_REQ signals were ever sent,
       and thus no data nodes reached SL_CMVMI. This meant that
       the timer always expired, causing the restart to fail.
       (Bug #28728485, Bug #28698831)
       References: See also: Bug #11757421.

     * Running ANALYZE TABLE on an NDB table with an index
       having longer than the supported maximum length caused
       data nodes to fail. (Bug #28714864)

     * It was possible in certain cases for nodes to hang during
       an initial restart. (Bug #28698831)
       References: See also: Bug #27622643.

     * The output of ndb_config --configinfo --xml --query-all
       now shows that configuration changes for the ThreadConfig
       and MaxNoOfExecutionThreads data node parameters require
       system initial restarts (restart="system"
       initial="true"). (Bug #28494286)

     * API nodes should observe that a node is moving through
       SL_STOPPING phases (graceful stop) and stop using the
       node for new transactions, which minimizes potential
       disruption in the later phases of the node shutdown
       process. API nodes were only informed of node state
       changes via periodic heartbeat signals, and so might not
       be able to avoid interacting with the node shutting down.
       This generated unnecessary failures when the heartbeat
       interval was long. Now when a data node is being
       gracefully stopped, all API nodes are notified directly,
       allowing them to experience minimal disruption. (Bug
       #28380808)

     * Executing SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES caused
       SQL nodes to restart in some cases. (Bug #27613173)

     * When scanning a row using a TUP scan or ACC scan, or when
       performing a read using the primary key, it is possible
       to start a read of the row and hit a real-time break
       during which it is necessary to wait for the page to
       become available in memory. When the page request returns
       later, an attempt to read the row fails due to an invalid
       checksum; this is because, when the row is deleted, its
       checksum is invalidated.
       This problem is solved by introducing a new tuple header
       DELETE_WAIT flag, which is checked before starting any
       row scan or PK read operations on the row where disk data
       pages are not yet available, and cleared when the row is
       finally committed. (Bug #27584165)
       References: See also: Bug #28868412.

     * When running a cluster with 4 or more data nodes under
       very high loads, data nodes could sometimes fail with
       Error 899 Rowid already allocated. (Bug #25960230)

     * mysqld shut down unexpectedly when a purge of the binary
       log was requested before the server had completely
       started, and it was thus not yet ready to delete rows
       from the ndb_binlog_index table. Now when this occurs,
       requests for any needed purges of the ndb_binlog_index
       table are saved in a queue and held for execution when
       the server has completely started. (Bug #25817834)

     * When starting, a data node copies metadata, while a local
       checkpoint updates metadata. To avoid any conflict, any
       ongoing LCP activity is paused while metadata is being
       copied. An issue arose when a local checkpoint was paused
       on a given node, and another node that was also
       restarting checked for a complete LCP on this node; the
       check actually caused the LCP to be completed before
       copying of metadata was complete and so ended the pause
       prematurely. Now in such cases, the LCP completion check
       waits to complete a paused LCP until copying of metadata
       is finished and the pause ends as expected, within the
       LCP in which it began. (Bug #24827685)

     * Asynchronous disconnection of mysqld from the cluster
       caused any subsequent attempt to start an NDB API
       transaction to fail. If this occurred during a bulk
       delete operation, the SQL layer called
       HA::end_bulk_delete(), whose implementation by
       ha_ndbcluster assumed that a transaction had been
       started, and could fail if this was not the case. This
       problem is fixed by checking that the transaction pointer
       used by this method is set before referencing it. (Bug
       #20116393)

     * NdbScanFilter did not always handle NULL according to the
       SQL standard, which could result in sending
       non-qualifying rows to be filtered (otherwise not
       necessary) by the MySQL server. (Bug #92407, Bug
       #28643463)

     * NDB attempted to use condition pushdown on greater-than
       (>) and less-than (<) comparisons with ENUM column values
       but this could cause rows to be omitted in the result.
       Now such comparisons are no longer pushed down.
       Comparisons for equality (=) and inequality (<> / !=)
       with ENUM values are not affected by this change, and
       conditions including these comparisons can still be
       pushed down. (Bug #92321, Bug #28610217)




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