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MySQL Cluster 7.6.12 has been released
Posted by: Lars Tangvald
Date: October 15, 2019 11:42AM

Dear MySQL Users,

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 7.6.12 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 7.6.12 (5.7.28-ndb-7.6.12)
(2019-10-15, General Availability)

   MySQL NDB Cluster 7.6.12 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
(https://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 5.7.28 (see Changes in MySQL 5.7.28
   (2019-10-14, General Availability)
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/news-5-7-28.html)).

Functionality Added or Changed


     * ndb_restore now reports the specific NDB error number and
       message when it is unable to load a table descriptor from
       a backup .ctl file. This can happen when attempting to
       restore a backup taken from a later version of the NDB
       Cluster software to a cluster running an earlier
       version---for example, when the backup includes a table
       using a character set which is unknown to the version of
       ndb_restore being used to restore it. (Bug #30184265)

     * The output from DUMP 1000 in the ndb_mgm client has been
       extended to provide information regarding total data page
       usage. (Bug #29841454)
       References: See also: Bug #29929996.

Bugs Fixed


     * NDB Disk Data: When a data node failed following creation
       and population of an NDB table having columns on disk,
       but prior to execution of a local checkpoint, it was
       possible to lose row data from the tablespace. (Bug
       #29506869)

     * MySQL NDB ClusterJ: If ClusterJ was deployed as a
       separate module of a multi-module web application, when
       the application tried to create a new instance of a
       domain object, the exception
       java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: non-public interface
       is not defined by the given loader was thrown. It was
       because ClusterJ always tries to create a proxy class
       from which the domain object can be instantiated, and the
       proxy class is an implementation of the domain interface
       and the protected DomainTypeHandlerImpl::Finalizable
       interface. The class loaders of these two interfaces were
       different in the case, as they belonged to different
       modules running on the web server, so that when ClusterJ
       tried to create the proxy class using the domain object
       interface's class loader, the above-mentioned exception
       was thrown. This fix makes the Finalization interface
       public so that the class loader of the web application
       would be able to access it even if it belongs to a
       different module from that of the domain interface. (Bug
       #29895213)

     * MySQL NDB ClusterJ: ClusterJ sometimes failed with a
       segmentation fault after reconnecting to an NDB Cluster.
       This was due to ClusterJ reusing old database metadata
       objects from the old connection. With the fix, those
       objects are discarded before a reconnection to the
       cluster. (Bug #29891983)

     * Once a data node is started, 95% of its configured
       DataMemory should be available for normal data, with 5%
       to spare for use in critical situations. During the node
       startup process, all of its configured DataMemory is
       usable for data, in order to minimize the risk that
       restoring the node data fails due to running out of data
       memory due to some dynamic memory structure using more
       pages for the same data than when the node was stopped.
       For example, a hash table grows differently during a
       restart than it did previously, since the order of
       inserts to the table differs from the historical order.
       The issue raised in this bug report occurred when a check
       that the data memory used plus the spare data memory did
       not exceed the value set for DataMemory failed at the
       point where the spare memory was reserved. This happened
       as the state of the data node transitioned from starting
       to started, when reserving spare pages. After calculating
       the number of reserved pages to be used for spare memory,
       and then the number of shared pages (that is, pages from
       shared global memory) to be used for this, the number of
       reserved pages already allocated was not taken into
       consideration. (Bug #30205182)
       References: See also: Bug #29616383.

     * When executing a global schema lock (GSL), NDB used a
       single Ndb_table_guard object for successive retires when
       attempting to obtain a table object reference; it was not
       possible for this to succeed after failing on the first
       attempt, since Ndb_table_guard assumes that the
       underlying object pointer is determined once only---at
       initialisation---with the previously retrieved pointer
       being returned from a cached reference thereafter.
       This resulted in infinite waits to obtain the GSL,
       causing the binlog injector thread to hang so that mysqld
       considered all NDB tables to be read-only. To avoid this
       problem, NDB now uses a fresh instance of Ndb_table_guard
       for each such retry. (Bug #30120858)
       References: This issue is a regression of: Bug #30086352.

     * When starting, a data node's local sysfile was not
       updated between the first completed local checkpoint and
       start phase 50. (Bug #30086352)

     * In the BACKUP block, the assumption was made that the
       first record in c_backups was the local checkpoint
       record, which is not always the case. Now NDB loops
       through the records in c_backups to find the (correct)
       LCP record instead. (Bug #30080194)

     * During node takeover for the master it was possible to
       end in the state LCP_STATUS_IDLE while the remaining data
       nodes were reporting their state as LCP_TAB_SAVED. This
       led to failure of the node when attempting to handle
       reception of a LCP_COMPLETE_REP signal since this is not
       expected when idle. Now in such cases local checkpoint
       handling is done in a manner that ensures that this node
       finishes in the proper state (LCP_TAB_SAVED). (Bug
       #30032863)

     * Restoring tables for which MAX_ROWS was used to alter
       partitioning from a backup made from NDB 7.4 to a cluster
       running NDB 7.6 did not work correctly. This is fixed by
       ensuring that the upgrade code handling PartitionBalance
       supplies a valid table specification to the NDB
       dictionary. (Bug #29955656)

     * During upgrade of an NDB Cluster when half of the data
       nodes were running NDB 7.6 while the remainder were
       running NDB 8.0, attempting to shut down those nodes
       which were running NDB 7.6 led to failure of one node
       with the error CHECK FAILEDNODEPTR.P->DBLQHFAI. (Bug
       #29912988, Bug #30141203)

     * When performing a local checkpoint (LCP), a table's
       schema version was intermittently read as 0, which caused
       NDB LCP handling to treat the table as though it were
       being dropped. This could effect rebuilding of indexes
       offline by ndb_restore while the table was in the
       TABLE_READ_ONLY state. Now the function reading the
       schema version (getCreateSchemaVersion()) no longer not
       changes it while the table is read-only. (Bug #29910397)

     * NDB index statistics are calculated based on the topology
       of one fragment of an ordered index; the fragment chosen
       in any particular index is decided at index creation
       time, both when the index is originally created, and when
       a node or system restart has recreated the index locally.
       This calculation is based in part on the number of
       fragments in the index, which can change when a table is
       reorganized. This means that, the next time that the node
       is restarted, this node may choose a different fragment,
       so that no fragments, one fragment, or two fragments are
       used to generate index statistics, resulting in errors
       from ANALYZE TABLE.
       This issue is solved by modifying the online table
       reorganization to recalculate the chosen fragment
       immediately, so that all nodes are aligned before and
       after any subsequent restart. (Bug #29534647)

     * During a restart when the data nodes had started but not
       yet elected a president, the management server received a
       node ID already in use error, which resulted in excessive
       retries and logging. This is fixed by introducing a new
       error 1705 Not ready for connection allocation yet for
       this case.
       During a restart when the data nodes had not yet
       completed node failure handling, a spurious Failed to
       allocate nodeID error was returned. This is fixed by
       adding a check to detect an incomplete node start and to
       return error 1703 Node failure handling not completed
       instead.
       As part of this fix, the frequency of retries has been
       reduced for not ready to alloc nodeID errors, an error
       insert has been added to simulate a slow restart for
       testing purposes, and log messages have been reworded to
       indicate that the relevant node ID allocation errors are
       minor and only temporary. (Bug #27484514)

     * The process of selecting the transaction coordinator
       checked for "live" data nodes but not necessarily for
       those that were actually available. (Bug #27160203)


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