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MySQL Community Server 5.7.34 has been released
Posted by: Surabhi Bhat
Date: April 20, 2021 04:34AM



Dear MySQL users,


MySQL Server 5.7.34, a new version of the popular Open Source Database
Management System, has been released. MySQL 5.7.34 is recommended for
use on production systems.

For an overview of what's new in MySQL 5.7, please see

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/mysql-nutshell.html

For information on installing MySQL 5.7.34 on new servers, please see
the MySQL installation documentation at

  http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/installing.html

MySQL Server 5.7.34 is available in source and binary form for a number
of platforms from our download pages at

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

MySQL Server 5.7.34 is also available from our repository for Linux
platforms, go here for details:

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

Windows packages are available via the Installer for Windows or .ZIP
(no-install) packages for more advanced needs. The point and click
configuration wizards and all MySQL products are available in the
unified Installer for Windows:

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

5.7.34 also comes with a web installer as an alternative to the full
installer.

The web installer doesn't come bundled with any actual products and
instead relies on download-on-demand to fetch only the products you
choose to install. This makes the initial download much smaller but
increases install time as the individual products will need to be
downloaded.

We welcome and appreciate your feedback, bug reports, bug fixes,
patches, etc.:

  http://bugs.mysql.com/report.php

The following link lists the changes in the MySQL 5.7 since the release
of MySQL 5.7.33. It may also be viewed online at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/news-5-7-34.html

Enjoy!


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Changes in MySQL 5.7.34 (2021-04-20, General Availability)


     * Configuration Notes

     * Packaging Notes

     * Security Notes

     * Functionality Added or Changed

     * Bugs Fixed

Configuration Notes


     * The CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE CMake option now supports a Release build
       type, which is like the RelWithDebInfo build type but omits
       debugging information to reduce the build size.  (Bug #27874068,
       Bug #32287863)

Packaging Notes


     * The bundled libedit library was upgraded to version 20190324-3.1.
       (Bug #32433089)

     * Binary packages that include curl rather than linking to the
       system curl library have been upgraded to use curl 7.74.0.

Security Notes


     * The linked OpenSSL library for MySQL Server has been updated to
       version 1.1.1k. Issues fixed in the new OpenSSL version are
       described at https://www.openssl.org/news/cl111.txt and
       https://www.openssl.org/news/vulnerabilities.html. (Bug
       #32680637)

Functionality Added or Changed


     * Microsoft Windows: The named_pipe_full_access_group system
       variable now defaults to an empty string (''), making named pipe
       connections secure. Previously, '*everyone*' was the default
       value. A valid Windows local group name may be substituted.

Bugs Fixed


     * InnoDB: The introduction of sharded rw_lock_stats counters in
       MySQL 5.7 caused a regression in CPU cache efficiency. To address
       this issue in MySQL 5.7, the sharding method was changed. For
       optimal performance, the rw_lock_stats counter is removed in
       MySQL 8.0. (Bug #32225367)

     * InnoDB: A delete operation on a parent table that initiated a
       cascading update on a child table with an indexed virtual column
       and indexed foreign key constraint column caused a virtual column
       corruption. (Bug #32124113)

     * InnoDB: An adaptive hash index (AHI) latch was held in shared
       mode by a thread truncating a large table, causing mutex waits
       for other threads. The AHI latch was not required and has been
       removed. (Bug #32032897)

     * InnoDB: The open and close sequence for table share instances
       (m_share objects) and dictionary table instances was modified to
       prevent accessing old m_share objects that could point to stale
       dictionary indexes.  Thanks to Yuxiang Jiang for the
       contribution. (Bug #31899685)

     * InnoDB: An online ALTER TABLE operation failed with an "Incorrect
       key file for table" error due to an unnecessary encryption status
       check that was performed when reading online DDL row logs. (Bug
       #31529221, Bug #99938)

     * Replication: If all previous binary log files were purged at
       startup because their retention period had expired, the new
       binary log file contained an empty Previous_gtids event, which
       could cause errors in replication. The order of initialization
       has now been changed so that previous binary log files are only
       purged after the previous GTID set has been written to the new
       binary log file that is created at startup. (Bug #32134875, Bug
       #101533)

     * Replication: An assertion was raised in debug builds relating to
       lost GTIDs if binary log files were removed at startup because
       their retention period had expired.  (Bug #32008512, Bug #101137)

     * Replication: A deadlock could occur if the binary log file was
       rotated while system variables were being updated and read by
       different clients. (Bug #31774422)

     * Replication: The output of a SHOW PROCESSLIST statement for a
       replica's SQL thread sometimes showed the last query as currently
       being applied when the replica was actually caught up. (Bug
       #30521198, Bug #97560)

     * A query string was displayed before it had been rewritten. (Bug
       #32335263, Bug #32628376)

     * For builds compiled using the libedit library, if the mysql
       client was invoked with the --default-character-set=utf8 option,
       libedit rejected input of multibyte characters. (Bug #32329078,
       Bug #32583436, Bug #102806)

     * On Windows, large result sets could cause the mysql client to
       exit unexpectedly. (Bug #32316323, Bug #102051)

     * Improper locking on an internal queue could cause mysqlpump to
       exit unexpectedly. (Bug #32067013)

     * It is now possible to use START REPLICA SQL_THREAD and STOP
       REPLICA SQL_THREAD statements for the group_replication_applier
       channel when Group Replication is stopped. This enables an
       operator to apply any remaining unapplied transactions on a
       server that left the group, without having to rejoin the server
       to the group. (Bug #32027612, Bug #32414767)

     * When the mysql client was used in batch mode, its parser could be
       confused by USE followed by DROP DATABASE when the USE database
       name was quoted. (Bug #32015466, Bug #101124)

     * While optimizing the ORDER BY clause of a subquery there was a
       possibility of cleaning up a subquery tree referenced in the
       outer SELECT, which could lead to a premature exit. (Bug
       #31721430)

     * A malformed name in the mysql.func system table could cause
       unexpected server behavior. (Bug #31674599)

     * Sessions could disable their own auditing. (Bug #31630954)

     * Mishandling of stored program local variables could lead to
       unexpected server behavior. (Bug #30366310)

     * Uninstalling a plugin could affect subsequent execution of
       prepared statements. (Bug #29363867)


On Behalf of the MySQL Engineering Team,
Surabhi Bhat


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