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Re-factoring some internals of prepared statements in 5.7
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When the MySQL server receives a SELECT query, the query goes through several consecutive phases:

  • parsing: SQL words are recognized, the query is split into different parts following the SQL grammar rules: a list of selected expressions, a list of tables to read, a WHERE condition, …
  • resolution: the output of the parsing stage contains names of columns and names of tables. Resolution is about making sense out of this. For example, in “WHERE foo=3“, “foo” is a column name without a table name; by applying SQL name resolution rules, we …
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MySQL Performance Schema : Prepared Statements Instrumentation
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MySQL 5.7.4 has a new Performance Schema feature, namely instrumentation for prepared statements. This instrumentation gives details of PREPARE and EXECUTE statistics for a prepared statement.

New Table
New table added to display run time statistics of Prepared Statements is named as prepared_statements_instances.

mysql> describe performance_schema.prepared_statements_instances;
| Field                        | Type

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I’ve been looking at the new ALTER USER … PASSWORD EXPIRE command as I try to implement a comprehensive password policy for MySQL 5.6.  There’s a few aspects of this feature that I found interesting, and thought others might benefit from what I’ve learned.  Here’s a quick summary:

You can use ALTER USER … PASSWORD EXPIRE in prepared statements as of 5.6.8-rc

This is important because there’s no other way to dynamically bind ALTER USER statements to a user name and host, which is necessary if you are trying to automate anything related to password policies.  This wasn’t the case with earlier 5.6 …

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Who’s leaking prepared statements?
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In my last post, I described a specific problem with prepared statements into which PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA can give visibility.  That made me wonder whether PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA can also be used to identify other areas where prepared statements run into problems.  The most significant problem tends to be leakage of prepared statements.  This can inflate memory usage, both on the server and application side, and it’s not uncommon to find applications which fail to close prepared statements.

So the question is, what can PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA tell us about how connections close (or more importantly, fail to close) prepared statements? …

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Prepared statement peculiarities (P_S to the rescue)
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Prepared statements have been with MySQL since version 4.1, including the protocol plumbing that helps support it.  What I didn’t realize – until a recent expedition through a general query log – is that the mysql command-line interface doesn’t implement the protocol commands that support this explicitly.  I came to this realization after observing a byproduct of this behavior.

The initial observation that triggered this exploration was noting that PREPARE and EXECUTE statements, when issued from the mysql command-line interface, result in two entries per command in the general query log:

6 Query …
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On stored routines and dynamic statements
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I very much enjoyed reading Overloading Procedures by Michael McLaughlin: good stuff!

I'm dealing with similar issues in common_schema/QueryScript, where I implement a whole new scripting language within MySQL, interpreted by stored routines. I am now finalizing the next version of common_schema/QueryScript, with a major addition to the scripting language to put yet even more power at the hands of the programmer/DBA using …

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Why You Want to Switch to MySQL 5.1
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In two words: online operations. In a paragraph: Forget partitioning, row-based replication and events. The big reasons most people are going to salivate over 5.1, and probably start plans to upgrade now, are the online operations:

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