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MySQL Cluster 7.5.19 has been released
Posted by: Sreedhar Sreedhargadda
Date: July 14, 2020 02:09AM

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 7.5.19 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.

The release notes are available from

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql-cluster/7.5/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 !

==============================================================================
Changes in MySQL NDB Cluster 7.5.19 (5.7.31-ndb-7.5.19) (2020-07-14,
General Availability)

   MySQL NDB Cluster 7.5.19 is a new release of MySQL NDB
   Cluster 7.5, based on MySQL Server 5.7 and including features
   in version 7.5 of the NDB
   (https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/mysql-cluster.html)
   storage engine, as well as fixing recently discovered bugs in
   previous NDB Cluster releases.

   Obtaining MySQL NDB Cluster 7.5.  MySQL NDB Cluster 7.5
   source code and binaries can be obtained from
https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/cluster/.

   For an overview of changes made in MySQL NDB Cluster 7.5, see
   What is New in NDB Cluster 7.5
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/mysql-cluster-what-is-new-7-5.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 5.7.31 (see Changes in MySQL 5.7.31 (2020-07-13,
   General Availability)
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/news-5-7-31.html)).

Bugs Fixed

     * During a node restart, the SUMA
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/ndb-internals/en/ndb-internals-kernel-blocks-suma.html)
       block of the node that is starting must get a copy
       of the subscriptions (events with subscribers) and
       subscribers (NdbEventOperation
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/ndbapi/en/ndb-ndbeventoperation.html)
       instances which are executing) from a node already
       running. Before the copy is complete, nodes which
       are still starting ignore any user-level SUB_START or
       SUB_STOP requests; after the copy is done, they can
       participate in such requests. While the copy operation is
       in progress, user-level SUB_START and SUB_STOP requests
       are blocked using a DICT
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/ndb-internals/en/ndb-internals-kernel-blocks-dbdict.html)
       lock. An issue was found whereby a starting node could
       participate in SUB_START and SUB_STOP requests after the
       lock was requested, but before it is granted, which
       resulted in unsuccessful SUB_START and SUB_STOP requests.
       This fix ensures that the nodes cannot participate in
       these requests until after the DICT
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/ndb-internals/en/ndb-internals-kernel-blocks-dbdict.html)
       lock has actually been granted. (Bug #31302657)

     * Statistics generated by NDB for use in tracking internal
       objects allocated and deciding when to release them were
       not calculated correctly, with the result that the
       threshold for resource usage was 50% higher than
       intended. This fix corrects the issue, and should allow
       for reduced memory usage. (Bug #31127237)

     * An excessive number of entries were written to the backup
       log when performing an online backup, using ndbmtd on the
       data nodes. This happened because row changes occurring
       to fragments managed by LDM instance 1 were always
       recorded in the log, even when they were for primary
       fragments other than primary fragments. This wasted
       resources when restoring from the backup, and could cause
       other problems when doing so, such as when using staging
       tables for schema transforms while executing ndb_restore.
       (Bug #31034270)

     * The Dojo toolkit included with NDB Cluster and used by
       the Auto-Installer was upgraded to version 1.15.3. (Bug
       #31029110)

     * A packed version 1 configuration file returned by
       ndb_mgmd could contain duplicate entries following an
       upgrade to NDB 8.0, which made the file incompatible with
       clients using version 1. This occurs due to the fact that
       the code for handling backwards compatibility assumed
       that the entries in each section were already sorted when
       merging it with the default section. To fix this, we now
       make sure that this sort is performed prior to merging.
       (Bug #31020183)

     * When executing any of the SHUTDOWN
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/mysql-cluster-mgm-client-commands.html#ndbclient-shutdown),
       ALL STOP
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/mysql-cluster-mgm-client-commands.html#ndbclient-stop),
       or ALL RESTART
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/mysql-cluster-mgm-client-commands.html#ndbclient-restart)
       management commands, it is possible for different nodes
       to attempt to stop on different global checkpoint index
       (CGI) boundaries. If they succeed in doing so, then a
       subsequent system restart is slower than normal because
       any nodes having an earlier stop GCI must undergo
       takeover as part of the process. When nodes failing on
       the first GCI boundary cause surviving nodes to be
       nonviable, surviving nodes suffer an arbitration failure;
       this has the positive effect of causing such nodes to
       halt at the correct GCI, but can give rise to spurious
       errors or similar.
       To avoid such issues, extra synchronization is now
       performed during a planned shutdown to reduce the
       likelihood that different data nodes attempt to shut down
       at different GCIs as well as the use of unnecessary node
       takeovers during system restarts. (Bug #31008713)

     * The master node in a backup shut down unexpectedly on
       receiving duplicate replies to a DEFINE_BACKUP_REQ
       signal. These occurred when a data node other than the
       master errored out during the backup, and the backup
       master handled the situation by sending itself a
       DEFINE_BACKUP_REF signal on behalf of the missing node,
       which resulted in two replies being received from the
       same node (a CONF signal from the problem node prior to
       shutting down and the REF signal from the master on
       behalf of this node), even though the master expected
       only one reply per node. This scenario was also
       encountered for START_BACKUP_REQ and STOP_BACKUP_REQ
       signals.
       This is fixed in such cases by allowing duplicate replies
       when the error is the result of an unplanned node
       shutdown. (Bug #30589827)

     * A BLOB value is stored by NDB in multiple parts; when
       reading such a value, one read operation is executed per
       part. If a part is not found, the read fails with a row
       not found error, which indicates a corrupted BLOB, since
       a BLOB should never have any missing parts. A problem can
       arise because this error is reported as the overall
       result of the read operation, which means that mysqld
       sees no error and reports zero rows returned.
       This issue is fixed by adding a check specifically for
       the case in which a blob part is not found. Now, when this
       occurs, overwriting the row not found error with
       corrupted blob, which causes the originating SELECT
       (https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/select.html)
       statement to fail as expected. Users of the NDB API
       should be aware that, despite this change, the
       NdbBlob::getValue()
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/ndbapi/en/ndb-ndbblob-getvalue.html)
       method continues to report the error as row not found
       in such cases. (Bug #28590428)

     * Incorrect handling of operations on replicas during node
       restarts could result in a forced shutdown, or in content
       diverging between replicas, when primary keys with
       nonbinary (case-sensitive) equality conditions were used.
       (Bug #98526, Bug #30884622)

On Behalf of Oracle/MySQL Release Engineering Team,
Sreedhar S 

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