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Libdrizzle 5.1.2 released and Libdrizzle at FOSDEM

Libdrizzle is getting better and better with every release, and to reflect this we have two announcements to make.

First of all, Libdrizzle 5.1.2 has been released.  This release has several major bug fixes and performance enhancements.  Changes are as follows:

  • Non-blocking Windows connections are now more stable
  • Improvements to Windows building
  • Unix Socket connections are now more stable
  • Memory allocation/freeing cleanups (for performance and ease of code)
  • Network packet buffer now much more flexible
  • Many performance improvements (the bundled drizzle_binlogs tool is now around 10x faster on my i7 laptop)
  • Several other minor bug fixes

API chages:

  • drizzle_query_str() has been removed, drizzle_query() with a 0 byte length parameter now does the same thing.

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On the clarity of licensing

Being clear in licensing is a great benefit to users. I’m quite proud that with Drizzle we got to a really simple situation:

  • server is GPLv2
  • client libraries are BSD licensed and are fresh implementations

We had the complete okay from Sun to have libdrizzle be BSD licensed and for us to work on that.

Questions about MariaDB JDBC Driver

The recent release of the MariaDB client libraries has prompted questions about their purpose as well as provenance.  Colin Charles posted that some of these would be answered in the very near future.  I have a couple of specific questions about the MariaDB JDBC driver, which I hope will be addressed at that time.  
1.) What is really in the MariaDB JDBC driver and how exactly does it differ from the drizzle JDBC driver?  What, if any, relation is there to Connector/J code?  There is a  …

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The state of MySQL client libraries

Those who’ve been around the MySQL world are probably aware of the much-discussed topics of GPL licensing, dual licensing, and in particular, licensing of the client libraries (also called connectors or drivers) and the FOSS exception to that licensing. This is newly relevant with the announcement of a permissively-licensed MySQL-compatible client library for MariaDB.

The difference is that this time there’s been some question about the provenance and history of the source code. Some people asked me about this. Some of them were aware of a relatively obscure detail: there’ve been permissively licensed MySQL client libraries for years, in the form of libdrizzle, a BSD-licensed library for the Drizzle fork of MySQL.

Here are some of the thoughts that seemed to be going through peoples’ minds:

  • This changes everything, …
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A MySQL Christmas present - Libdrizzle 5.1.0

Brian Aker and I have been working hard in the last few weeks to give you a great Christmas present, Libdrizzle 5.1.0.  The MySQL compatible, BSD licensed C connector (so static compiling with commercial software gets the thumbs up!).

The latest changes include:

  • A server-side prepared statement API
  • Improved binary log API
  • An example binary log remote retrieval utility using the binlog API called "drizzle_binlogs"
  • A new build system, DDM4 which is used by Gearman and Memcached
  • Many bugs fixes

The source and manuals can be found on the Launchpad downloads page.  Please enjoy, feel free to file bugs, questions and hack on code on our Launchpad …

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Libdrizzle Redux 5.0-alpha1 Released!

Over the past few months I have been spending my spare time on a new project.  A new version of libdrizzle which is much simpler to use and with many new features.  Today the first version of this MySQL compatible client is released, called Libdrizzle Redux.

Why 5.0?  Because Libdrizzle 1.0 and 2.0 have already been released, in packaging versions 3.0 and 4.0 used as API revisions.  So 5.0 is the fresh start.

Main FeaturesThese are the main features of the library:

  • A BSD licensed MySQL compatible C connector, so you can statically link it with commercial software
  • A simplified API compared to Libdrizzle.  No more confusion over whether the client or library should be allocating/freeing.  There isn't a big difference to the MySQL C API for most things.
  • New documentation, PDF for now web based coming soon.
  • A new binlog …
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Slides for Connectors Talk

I could not find a way to upload my slides for today's talk entitled "MySQL Compatible Open Source Connectors" on the Percona Live website so the PDF can be viewed on Slideshare.  Enjoy!

Impact of MySQL slow query log

So, what impact does enabling the slow query log have on MySQL?

I decided to run some numbers. I’m using my laptop, as we all know the currently most-deployed database servers have mulitple cores, SSDs and many GB of RAM. For the curious: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz

The benchmark is going to be:
mysqlslap -u root test -S var/tmp/mysqld.1.sock -q 'select 1;' --number-of-queries=1000000 --concurrency=64 --create-schema=test

Which is pretty much “run a whole bunch of nothing, excluding all the overhead of storage engines, optimizer… and focus on logging”.

My first run was going to be with the slow query log on. I’ll start the server with as it’s just easy:
eatmydata ./ --start-and-exit --mysqld=--slow-query-log --mysqld=--long-query-time=0

The results? It took 18 seconds.

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State of the MySQL forks - conclusions

I promised to still post some general comments about the MySQL ecosystem, to conclude my outlook of State of the MySQL forks and Drizzle. I will do this now in the form of answering questions I got in the comments, twitter and some that I make up just myself.

Oracle has not stopped updating bzr trees

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But what about Drizzle?

I got several comments and questions on my previous blog "The State of the MySQL forks". One question was "Why didn't you mention Drizzle?" So I will say something about Drizzle here before concluding with other remarks.

So why didn't you mention Drizzle?

Mainly because the post was already long and also I had to wrap up and call into a meeting.

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