Bjorn Munch MySQL Community Server 5.7.12 has been released
Apr 11, 2016; 22:05
MySQL Community Server 5.7.12 has been released
Dear MySQL users,
MySQL Server 5.7.12, a new version of the popular Open Source Database Management System, has been released. MySQL 5.7.12 is recommended for use on production systems.
Starting with MySQL Server 5.7.12, we are introducing the concept of Rapid Plugins. Out of the box, 5.7.12 follows the same stability promise as our current release process, but it also allows for plugins with additional functionality to be installed very easily. The first plugin to be released with MySQL Server 5.7.12 following this concept is the new X Plugin, which exposes a new communications protocol called the X Protocol. The expanded capabilities of the X Protocol enable us to provide the new X DevAPI in our MySQL Connectors and Client applications, like the new MySQL Shell. The goal of the X DevAPI is to support a new schema object type called document collections as well as relational and combined document store/relational capabilities. Now developers, designers and DBAs can deploy MySQL databases that implement document store, relational, or hybrid document/relation models. For documentation about how to get started using MySQL as a document store, see http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/document-store.html.
For an overview of what's new in MySQL 5.7, please see
MySQL Server 5.7.12 is available in source and binary form for a number of platforms from our download pages at
MySQL Server 5.7.12 is also available from our repository for Linux platforms, go here for details:
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:
5.7.12 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.:
The following section lists the changes in MySQL 5.7 since the release of MySQL 5.7.11. It may also be viewed online at
On behalf on MySQL Release Engineering, - Bjorn Munch
=============================================================================Changes in MySQL 5.7.12 (2016-04-11)
* Configuration Notes
* Security Notes
* Functionality Added or Changed
* Bugs Fixed
* Incompatible Change: To load a keyring plugin, the --early-plugin-load option is used. Previously, the default --early-plugin-load option value was the name of the keyring_file plugin library file. Now the default value is empty. Important InnoDB tablespace encryption requires the keyring_file plugin to be loaded prior to InnoDB initialization, so this change of default --early-plugin-load value introduces an incompatibility for upgrades from 5.7.11 to 5.7.12 or higher. Administrators who have encrypted InnoDB tablespaces must take explicit action to ensure continued loading of the keyring_file plugin: Start the server with an --early-plugin-load option that names the plugin library file. For example, on platforms where the plugin library file suffix is .so, use these lines in the server my.cnf file: [mysqld] early-plugin-load=keyring_file.so
On other platforms, adjust the file name suffix as necessary. For more information, see The MySQL Keyring (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/keyring.html). (Bug #80413, Bug #22748738)
* InnoDB: The InnoDB tablespace encryption feature, which provides at-rest data encryption for InnoDB tables, now supports Oracle Key Vault for encryption key management. Oracle Key Vault support relies on the keyring_okv plugin which is available in MySQL Enterprise Edition. A secure and robust encryption key management solution such as OKV is critical for security and for compliance with various security standards. For more information, see InnoDB Tablespace Encryption (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/innodb-tablespace-encryption.html).
* The linked OpenSSL library for the MySQL Commercial Server has been updated to version 1.0.1s. Issues fixed in the new version are described at http://www.openssl.org/news/vulnerabilities.html. This change does not affect the Oracle-produced MySQL Community build of MySQL Server, which uses the yaSSL library instead. (Bug #22685885, Bug #22923458)
* MySQL Enterprise Edition now includes a keyring_okv plugin that uses Oracle Key Vault for keyring backend storage. For more information, see The MySQL Keyring (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/keyring.html).
Functionality Added or Changed
* X Plugin: Exposes new communication protocol called the X Protocol. For more information, see http://dev.mysql.com/worklog/task/?id=8338
* X Protocol: Enables to provide the new X DevAPI in MySQL Connectors and Client applications, like the new MySQL Shell. Support a new schema object type called document collections as well as relational and combined document store/relational capabilities. For more information, see http://dev.mysql.com/worklog/task/?id=8639
* For queries with many OR conditions, the optimizer now is more memory-efficient and less likely to exceed the memory limit imposed by the range_optimizer_max_mem_size system variable. In addition, the default value for that variable has been raised from 1536000 to 8388608. (Bug #79450, Bug #22283790)
* InnoDB; Partitioning: INSERT and SELECT statements against a partitioned InnoDB table having generated columns were not always handled correctly. (Bug #22444530) References: See also Bug #21776494, Bug #21824564, Bug #21864838.
* InnoDB: An error was returned on startup when a replication slave attempted to access an encrypted table. The server UUID used to compose the master key name was not persisted to the tablespace data file, resulting in the use of an incorrect master key. (Bug #22912582)
* InnoDB: In debug builds, an unnecessary buf_block_align() call could cause a latching order violation. A DML operation resulted in a page mismatch assertion due to the same buf_block_align() call. (Bug #22709463, Bug #21321238)
* InnoDB: An ALTER TABLE ... ADD COLUMN operation on a table with virtual columns raised an assertion. (Bug #22650296)
* InnoDB: An unnecessary comparison in tablespace encryption code caused compiler warnings. (Bug #22645816)
* InnoDB: INNODB_SYS_TABLESPACES could report incorrect ALLOCATED_SIZE and FILE_SIZE values for a general tablespace created outside of the data directory. The i_s_dict_fill_sys_tablespaces() function generated an incorrect remote file path. (Bug #22590095, Bug #80070)
* InnoDB: In debug builds, an update operation on a table with virtual columns raised an assertion. (Bug #22572997)
* InnoDB: Modifications were made to InnoDB code to handle warnings when compiling with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. (Bug #22542547, Bug #79964)
* InnoDB: Running REPLACE operations on multiple connections resulted in a hang. (Bug #22530768, Bug #79185)
* InnoDB: Tabespace encryption-related operations resulted in a hang on FreeBSD. (Bug #22520464, Bug #79901)
* InnoDB: MySQL stalled when syncing the InnoDB full-text index cache. (Bug #22516559, Bug #16510576, Bug #73816)
* InnoDB: A CREATE TABLE ... DATA DIRECTORY operation failed to create a table while innodb_flush_method was set to O_DIRECT. (Bug #22180006, Bug #79200) References: This bug is a regression of Bug #21113036.
* InnoDB: In debug builds, a buffer pool resizing operation resulted in a segmentation violation. The buf_pool_resizing variable was not protected. (Bug #22179317)
* InnoDB: The innodb_open_files setting could exceed the open files limit. (Bug #22111472)
* InnoDB: InnoDB attempted crc32 checksum validation instead of innodb after a crc32 checksum validation failure, causing repeated crc32 checksum validation attempts. Checksum validation order is now optimized dynamically. Thanks to Daniel Black for the patch. (Bug #79725, Bug #22452597)
* Replication: The recovery channel must be set using the CHANGE MASTER command, and the plugin will not set default values for the user or password fields in CHANGE MASTER. The server side recovery channel is restricted to MASTER_USER and MASTER_PASSWORD, whereas all other settings for the change master are added on the plugin side, as done previously. Attempting to use other values will emit ER_SLAVE_CHANNEL_OPERATION_NOT_ALLOWED errors. The password value used on CHANGE MASTER commands for the recovery channel is not logged as plain text in any log or history files. Also, at the end of recovery, the plugin no longer resets info objects, but does continue to purge the logs. (Bug #22815932)
* Replication: When a binlog-less slave connected to a GR master, it failed with "Error running query" in the error log. But, there was no information available in "SHOW SLAVE STATUS" or P_S.replication_applier_status_by_worker. (Bug #22699395)
* Replication: Setting the relay log recovery to 1 could generate an error during recovery. Once the relay log recovery happened, repositories were not initiated and the server reported an error related to this. Also, attempting to execute "START GROUP_REPLICATION" in this situation could cause a crash. To fix this, the recovery procedure will no longer take the group_replication_channel into consideration. It now skips the relay logs of the GR channel to proceed further. (Bug #22523554)
* Replication: Issuing STOP SLAVE caused a spurious Error reading packet from server: Lost connection to MySQL server during query message to be written to the error log. With this fix, when connection to the master is lost, the abort_slave flag is checked and the error message is printed only if the flag is not set. (Bug #22305605, Bug #79504) References: See also Bug #12977988, Bug #22290309.
* Replication: When binlog was disabled, the GTID specified by GTID_NEXT when committing an empty transaction caused by a 'BEGIN' command was being saved into GLOBAL@gtid_executed when it should not have been. However, when binlog was enabled, the same situation did not save it. Now, when "@@SESSION.GTID_NEXT == 'UUID:NUMBER'", the 'BEGIN' command causes an 'ER_CANT_DO_IMPLICIT_COMMIT_IN_TRX_WHEN_GTID_NEXT_IS_SET' error inside an empty or non-empty transaction regardless of the binlog setting, since it causes an implicit commit like other DDLs. In this case, the GTID specified by GTID_NEXT is not saved into GLOBAL@gtid_executed. (Bug #22130929)
* Replication: When replication was configured but not started on a slave, the variable currently_executing_gtid was not properly initialized, but it would be used if the performance_schema table replication_applier_status_by_worker (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/replication-applier-status-by-worker-table.html) was queried, causing assertion failures and pointer issues. With this fix, the variable is now properly initialized at the construction of the Relay_log_info object. (Bug #21953132, Bug #78722)
* Replication: RESET SLAVE ALL could delete a channel even when master_pos_wait and wait_until_sql_thread_after_gtid were still waiting for binlog to be applied. This could cause a MySQL server exit when the functions tried to access the channel that was deleted. Now, a channel reference counter was added that is increased if the channel should not be deleted when the functions are running. RESET SLAVE ALL will wait for no reference, and then it will delete the channel. (Bug #21842399, Bug #78445)
* Replication: When relay_log_recovery=1, a slave server, at its initialization, still tried to scan the relay log files in order to update Retrieved_Gtid_Set and the transaction parser state, which was an unnecessary waste of resources because the slave I/O thread would just be initialized to the SQL thread position in the new relay log file. With this fix, the slave server skips scanning the relay log files when relay_log_recovery=1. (Bug #21798355, Bug #78352)
* Replication: In Slave_worker::write_info(), DBUG_ENTER() had "Master_info::write_info" as its argument instead of "Slave_worker::write_info". This fix corrects the argument. Thanks to Stewart Smith for the patch. (Bug #21658067, Bug #78133)
* Replication: XA transactions were not handled correctly when --gtid-mode=ON and the binary log was disabled. It was because on both master and slave servers, the GTID state was sometimes not saved and the GTID ownership was sometimes not cleaned up. This fix makes sure those steps are now properly performed. (Bug #21618727) References: See also Bug #22165138, Bug #77740, Bug #21452916.
* Replication: When a multi-threaded slave stopped with an error, the same error message was printed three times. Now, the SQL thread's kill acceptance status is saved, and only printed once. (Bug #21198611, Bug #77237)
* Replication: When using a multi-threaded slave with relay_log_info_repository set to TABLE, the slave applier thread failed to write XA transactions to the worker configuration. (Bug #20988291)
* Replication: mysqlbinlog --verbose displayed BINARY (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/binary-varbinary.html) and VARBINARY (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/binary-varbinary.html) data as ordinary strings, causing any single quote ("'") or backslash ("\") among the data to be printed as such, which was confusing to the users and, in the case of a backslash, caused the next character to be skipped. This fix makes mysqlbinlog print the characters' hexadecimal values ("\x27" for single quote and "\x5c" for backslash) instead. (Bug #20836250)
* Replication: The test case main.merge failed when the variables binlog_format was set to "ROW," as the server tried to get information for table creation for a child table before it was opened. With this fix, the server skips getting information for the table in the situation. (Bug #20574550)
* Replication: If a query on a master generated an error and partial results were written to the binary log, for example due to a DROP TABLE IF EXISTS statement applying to multiple tables that would break foreign key constraints, when a slave configured with replication filters encountered the query it could be incorrectly binary logged. This caused errors such as: Last_SQL_Error: Query caused different errors on master and slave. Error on master: message (format)='Cannot delete or update a parent row: a foreign key constraint fails' error code=1217 ; Error on slave: actual message='no error', error code=0. Default database: 'db1'. Query: 'DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `table1` /* generated by server */' There were two fixes required for this bug.
+ If a DROP TABLE statement used to drop a single table fails, to avoid partial results causing this bug the query is not written to the binary log. If a DROP TABLE statement used to drop a list of tables fails, any partial results it generates are written to the binary log with an error.
+ When a query that generates an error as expected was received by a slave but it was skipped due to replication filters, the slave was incorrectly checking the error. The fix for Bug #76493 ensures that this comparison of the expected error from the master with the actual error from the slave does not happen. (Bug #77684, Bug #21435502) References: See also Bug #20797764.
* RTRIM() on large strings could be very slow. (Bug #22884187) References: This bug was introduced by Bug #18315770, Bug #12368495.
* Integer overflow could occur during client handshake processing, leading to a server exit. (Bug #22722946)
* Missing initializers in the query plan constructor resulted in Valgrind warnings. (Bug #22573117)
* The obsolete support-files/MySQL-shared-compat.spec.sh file was removed from distributions. (Bug #22525609)
* mysqlpump failed (syntax error) when a view name contained a space character. View names are now quoted. (Bug #22505474)
* UNHEX() with an invalid argument could result in garbage characters in the warning message. (Bug #22358933)
* Improper host name checking in X509 certificates could permit man-in-the-middle attacks. (Bug #22295186, Bug #22738607)
* For debug builds, when an indexed nonnullable generated column with an empty string generated expression was updated during an insert for a duplicated key, there was an optimization that resulted in the server failing to find the duplicated index, causing an assertion to be raised. (Bug #22195364)
* A boolean mode full-text search caused a segmentation fault. (Bug #22176795)
* Queries on generated columns that used WITH ROLLUP could raise an assertion. (Bug #22131343)
* For a prepared statement that used a derived table, an assertion could be raised at execute time when checking statement privileges. (Bug #22108567)
* Concurrent selecting and flushing of a FEDERATED table while killing connections accessing it could result in a server exit. (Bug #21918190)
* For debug builds, when a query using join buffering and one of the tables inserted into the join buffer was accessed using a dynamic range scan on an index containing a virtual column, a Valgrind error occurred when writing columns to the join buffer. (Bug #21872184)
* After iterations of uninstalling and installing the audit_log plugin, the server could hang. (Bug #21796658)
* With a LOCK TABLES statement in effect, access to Performance Schema tables could fail, as could SHOW STATUS with show_compatibility_56=OFF. (Bug #21789221)
* Executing GRANT PROXY statements after altering the definition of the mysql.user system table could result in a server exit. (Bug #21699037)
* Certain error messages included part of the SQL statement that produced them, possibly exposing data. (Bug #21682356)
* The Performance Schema assumed that tables named using a #sql prefix were temporary and could be ignored. But it is possible to create nontemporary tables using that prefix. The Performance Schema now uses table attributes other than the name to identify temporary tables. (Bug #21105475, Bug #22532368, Bug #79934)
* Account filtering performed by the audit_log plugin incorrectly used the account named by the USER() function rather than the CURRENT_USER() function (the latter being the account used for authentication). (Bug #19509471)
* NAME_CONST() can return null if incorrect arguments are given. In some cases, this was not handled and could cause a server exit. (Bug #19143243)
* Character set conversion operations on NULL parameters to prepared statements could cause a server exit. (Bug #18823979)
* Loose Index Scan was not chosen for queries that had an equality condition. (Bug #18109609)
* Long or complex SQL statements could cause the parser to run out of memory. The new parser_max_mem_size system variable now enables control over the maximum amount of memory available to the parser. The default value places no limit on memory available, but the value can be reduced to protect against out-of-memory situations. (Bug #14744160)
* A Valgrind warning for memory_free_noop() was silenced. (Bug #80457, Bug #22782197)
* The MySQL server failed to start if built with the -m32 option on Solaris/Sparc, due to improper static data alignment in init_delegates(). (Bug #80445, Bug #22763880)
* The plugin_keyring.h header file misspelled st_mysql_keyring as st_mysql_keyring_file. (Bug #80414, Bug #22748867)
* For shared-memory connections on Windows, the client library opened a handle on a mutex but did not close it. Subsequent attempts to restart the server on the other end of the connection failed if the client still had the mutex handle open. (Bug #80234, Bug #22646779)
* mysqld attempted to initialize plugins specified using the --early-plugin-load option when the --help option was specified. (Bug #80077, Bug #22573767)
* ALTER USER IDENTIFIED WITH ... expired the account password, even if the authentication plugin did not support password expiration. (Bug #79999, Bug #22551523)
* Some Performance Schema global instruments, if not enabled at server startup, could be in a state where it was not possible to enable them at runtime. This restriction has been lifted. Affected instruments include mutex, rwlock, cond, and socket instances. Thanks to Zhang Yingqiang for the patch. (Bug #79784, Bug #22517278)
* Setting the super_read_only system variable at server startup had no effect. (Bug #79328, Bug #22233503)
* These audit_log plugin issues were corrected:
+ Calling my_message() from the MYSQL_AUDIT_GENERAL_CLASS handler resulted in infinite recursion.
+ Diagnostic messages were improved for the case when the MYSQL_AUDIT_GENERAL_CLASS handler returned nonzero.
+ Calling my_message() from the MYSQL_AUDIT_SERVER_STARTUP_CLASS handler did not abort server startup as it should have.
+ SHOW GLOBAL VARIABLES produced different output for the null_audit_abort_value system variable with show_compatibility_56 enabled and disabled. (Bug #79079, Bug #22136709, Bug #79091, Bug #22142166, Bug #79092, Bug #22142209, Bug #21783798)
* For INSERT and UPDATE operations that caused FOREIGN KEY constraint violations, errors were reported rather than warnings when the IGNORE keyword was used. (Bug #78853, Bug #22037930)
* Using the server session service, executing an SQL statement from a thread with no VIO context could raise an assertion. (Bug #78734, Bug #21959409)
* Error messages raised by JSON_KEYS() and JSON_EXTRACT() contained the wrong data. (Bug #78699, Bug #22026278)
* CREATE VIEW statements that used the TIMESTAMPDIFF() function with MICROSECOND as the unit resulted in incorrect view definitions. (Bug #78506, Bug #21877062)
* For an existing user, CREATE USER IF NOT EXISTS produced an error rather than a warning. Similarly, for an nonexisting user, ALTER USER IF EXISTS produced an error rather than a warning. (Bug #78374, Bug #21807286)
* For some queries, an Index Merge access plan was chosen over a range scan when the cost for the range scan was the same or less. (Bug #77209, Bug #21178196)
* UNHEX() could attempt a left shift of a negative number. (Bug #73964, Bug #19642015)
* EXPLAIN for SELECT ... FOR UPDATE statements acquired locks. (Bug #72858, Bug #18899860)
* Processlist state information was not updated correctly for LOAD DATA INFILE and could show a state different from executing. (Bug #69375, Bug #16912362)
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