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MySQL Cluster 7.6.16 has been released
Posted by: Piotr Obrzut
Date: October 20, 2020 09:36AM

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 7.6.16 has been released and can be downloaded from

https://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:

https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/

The release notes are available from

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql-cluster/7.6/en/

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

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

Enjoy !

==============================================================================

Changes in MySQL NDB Cluster 7.6.16 (5.7.32-ndb-7.6.16) (2020-10-20, General Availability)

   MySQL NDB Cluster 7.6.16 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 5.7.32 (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, the management server
       stopped assigning data nodes lacking an explicit
       NodeGroup setting to node groups. (Bug #31825181)

     * In some cases, QMGR returned conflicting NDB 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 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)

     * Altering the table comment of a fully replicated table
       using ALGORITHM=INPLACE led to an assertion. (Bug
       #31139313)

     * Data nodes did not start when the RealtimeScheduler
       configuration parameter was set to 1. This was due to the
       fact that index builds during startup are performed by
       temporarily diverting some I/O threads for use as index
       building threads, and these threads inherited the
       realtime properties of the I/O threads. This caused a
       conflict (treated as a fatal error) when index build
       thread specifications were checked to ensure that they
       were not realtime threads. This is fixed by making sure
       that index build threads are not treated as realtime
       threads regardless of any settings applying to their host
       I/O threads, which is as actually intended in their
       design. (Bug #27533538)

On Behalf of MySQL Release Engineering Team
Piotr Obrzut


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