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MySQL Cluster 7.5.20 has been released
Posted by: Surabhi Bhat
Date: October 20, 2020 04:32AM



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 7.5.20 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 !


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Changes in MySQL NDB Cluster 7.5.20 (5.7.32-ndb-7.5.20) (2020-10-20, General Availability)

   MySQL NDB Cluster 7.5.20 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 5.7.32
   (see Changes in MySQL 5.7.32 (2020-10-19, General Availability)
   ( https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/news-5-7-32.html )).

     * Deprecation and Removal Notes

     * Bugs Fixed

Deprecation and Removal Notes

    

     * NDB Cluster APIs: Support for Node.js has been removed in
       this release.
       Node.js continues to be supported in NDB Cluster 8.0
       only. (Bug #31781948)

     * NDB Client Programs: Effective with this release, the MySQL NDB
       Cluster Auto-Installer (ndb_setup.py) has been deprecated and is
       subject to removal in a future version of NDB Cluster. (Bug
       #31888835)

     * ndbmemcache: ndbmemcache is deprecated in this release of NDB
       Cluster, and is scheduled for removal in the next release. (Bug
       #31876970)

Bugs Fixed


     * Packaging: The Dojo library included with NDB Cluster has been
       upgraded to version 1.15.4. (Bug #31559518)

     * NDB Cluster APIs: It was possible to make invalid sequences of
       NDB API method calls using blobs. This was because some method
       calls implicitly cause transaction execution inline, to deal with
       blob parts and other issues, which could cause user-defined
       operations not to be handled correctly due to the use of a method
       executing operations relating to blobs while there still
       user-defined blob operations pending. Now in such cases, NDB
       raises a new error 4558 Pending blob operations must be executed
       before this call. (Bug #27772916)

     * After encountering the data node in the configuration file which
       used NodeGroup=65536
       ( https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/mysql-cluster-ndbd-definition.html#ndbparam-ndbd-nodegroup ),
       the management server stopped assigning data nodes lacking an
       explicit NodeGroup setting to node groups. (Bug #31825181)

     * In some cases, QMGR
       ( https://dev.mysql.com/doc/ndb-internals/en/ndb-internals-kernel-blocks-qmgr.html)
       returned conflicting NDB
       ( https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/mysql-cluster.html )
       engine and MySQL server version information, which could lead to
       unplanned management node shutdown. (Bug #31471959)

     * During different phases of the restore process, ndb_restore used
       different numbers of retries for temporary errors as well as
       different sleep times between retries. This is fixed by
       implementing consistent retry counts and sleep times across all
       restore phases. (Bug #31372923)

     * Backups errored out with FsErrInvalidParameters when the
       filesystem was running with O_DIRECT and a data file write was
       not aligned with the 512-byte block size used by O_DIRECT writes.
       If the total fragment size in the data file is not aligned with
       the O_DIRECT block size, NDB pads the last write to the required
       size, but when there were no fragments to write, BACKUP
       ( https://dev.mysql.com/doc/ndb-internals/en/ndb-internals-kernel-blocks-backup.html )
       wrote only the header and footer to the data file. Since the header
       and footer are less than 512 bytes, leading to the issue with the O_DIRECT write. 
       This is fixed by padding out the generic footer to 512 bytes if
       necessary, using an EMPTY_ENTRY, when closing the data file. (Bug #31180508)

On Behalf of MySQL Release Engineering Team,
Surabhi Bhat

 

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