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Fun with Bugs #41 - Bugs Fixed in MySQL 5.7.11

I've just noted that Oracle had released new versions of MySQL on February 5, 2016 formally, so while these days I am mostly thinking about the ways to do support properly, remembering my colleagues and trying to understand some of RocksDB internals, it's time to postpone all these and write about bugs again. This time about some of the public bug reports from MySQL Community and Oracle engineers that were fixed by Oracle in MySQL 5.7.11.

As usual, I'll try to mention who had reported a bug and who verified it, as I think that names matter in MySQL world. I'll concentrate mostly on InnoDB, replication and optimizer bug reports, trying to highlight regressions clearly.

As usual, I prefer to start with InnoDB bugs:

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MySQL Support People - Percona Support

I planned to continue this series of posts with the one about MySQL Support engineers who joined us in Oracle while I was working there, but based on recent events in my life I'd prefer to postpone it and move directly to the team I worked for during last 3+ years, Percona Support Team.

Disclamer: In the list below I still try to pay attention to public contribution by each of engineers mentioned to MySQL Community, mostly in a form of bug reports. This is not the only way they contributed, but I have to stick to this format in current series of posts. I also base my comments mostly on my memory and quick search of public sources of information, so I may be mistaking about the roles, time periods and other details. Please, inform me if you think there is something to fix.

So, here is the list of my former colleagues who formed the best MySQL Support team in the industry in 2013-2015 while working with me in …

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How To Speed Up MySQL Restart (hint: just like before, but this time for real)

Restating MySQL can be really annoying. You just want to disable the goddamn query cache and it takes forever (read 5-10 minutes) to shutdown, not to mention the warm-up time. Yes, with MySQL 5.7 you can do many changes online, so you won’t necessarily be restarting that often, but you still need to do upgrades, occasionally increase redo log size and, admit it, enable skip-grant-tables. Here’s how you can make this process way less painful.

Why is MySQL so slow to restart?

Before we go any further, let me tell you right away that when I’m speaking about MySQL here, I’m actually speaking about InnoDB, or rather, a MySQL server that’s running InnoDB as the main storage engine. And if that’s not your case, do not read any further. You’ve been warned!

Now.. ah yes. Restart. So, restarting MySQL involves two slow stages. I have already mentioned them, but repetition is the mother of skill, so let me say …

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MySQL Support People - The Next Generation

My first post in this series caused quite an active discussion on Facebook. Readers correctly noted some mistakes in dates and missing names in the list. I've corrected some of the mistakes already and will correct some others later. What was also noted is that initially support for MySQL was provided by developers (this is really important, we'll get back to this later), and of them many had never even got a title of Support engineer. Of those who had not I listed only Monty...

I just want to explain why I made these mistakes and/or why I (intentionally) had not listed developers etc. First of all, I based my post on my memories (so I could be also wrong about start dates and many details) and that's why I could not …

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MySQL Support People - Those Who Were There First

I'd like to devote this long weekend post, the first in a new series, to my current and former colleagues who once worked or still work in a company that provided public MySQL Support service and had a job role of MySQL Support engineer. The list of companies include MySQL AB/Inc ("good old MySQL"), Sun, Oracle, Percona, MariaDB, FromDual, maybe more (I named only those that surely provided or provides MySQL Support for customers outside of the company).

This is not the first time that I write about "people of MySQL", in a wider sense "those who contribute to MySQL Community". Last time it was about …

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"I'm Winston Wolf, I solve problems."

My (few) readers are probably somewhat tired of boring topics of metadata locks and gdb breakpoints that I discuss a lot this year, so for this weekend I decided to concentrate on something less technical but still important to me - the way I prefer to follow while providing support for MySQL.

Before I continue, it's time to add the explicit disclaimer: the views on how support engineer should work expressed below are mine alone and not those of my current (or any previous) employer. Specific case I describe may be entirely fictional and has nothing to do with any real life customer. I love thy customers in reality... …

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New Year Wishes for Providers of MySQL Support Services

Three years ago I shared my wishes for customers of Oracle's MySQL Support Services. There I basically asked them to report any problem that they suspect to be caused by the bug in MySQL software at year I want to share wishes mostly for myself (and other providers of MySQL Support services).

I have a job of MySQL Support Engineer for almost 10.5 years. I did it in MySQL AB, Sun, Oracle and Percona. I had enough opportunities to see all kinds of approaches, types, kinds and qualities of services. But I still have some dreams in this area that I'd like to see fulfilled for both myself as a provider of service and for customers of such a service:

  1. I wish to see MySQL Support mostly done in an asynchronous way, via …
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MySQL Bug #79497: Full text indexes and aggregate functions

Playing around with the Employees sample database and full text search on MySQL, I found a weird bug. After creating a full text targeting a column on a table, a "select distinct" query to retrieve the range of values returns an empty set. So if you initially perform the following query, the outcome comes with 7 rows: mysql> select distinct title from titles; +--------------------+ | title

Fun with Bugs #37 - Bugs fixed in MySQL 5.6.27

MySQL 5.6.27 was released on September 30 formally. Source code is also available on GitHub, and I have it compiled (some users are less lucky) and running for a couple of days already. In this post I'll comment on some bugs reported by MySQL Community that are fixed there.

I'd like to start with a couple of bugs where patches were also contributed. First of all, the fix suggested by Stewart Smith in Bug #72811, "Set NUMA mempolicy for optimum mysqld performance", helps to allocate memory in a more reasonable way on NUMA-enabled systems. Previously it was like all interleaved or nothing, now there is a way to apply this only …

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MySQL 5.7 : Playing with mysqlpump

MySQL 5.7 comes with a new backup tool, named mysqlpump, which is almost the same as mysqldump with the ability of extracting data in parallel threads.

I tried a little experiment. Using a server containing 11 databases, with a total of 300 tables and about 20 million rows (roughly ≈ 10GB,) I used both mysqldump and mysqlpump to get a backup.

mysqldump --all-databases  > dump.sql
mysqlpump --all-databases \
--add-drop-database --add-drop-table --skip-watch-progress \
--default-parallelism=10 \
--parallel-schemas=db,db1,db2 \
--parallel-schemas=db3,db4,db5 \
--parallel-schemas=db6,db7,db8 \
--parallel-schemas=db9,db10 > pump.sql

The backup with mysqldump took 3 minutes and 33 seconds. The one with mysqlpump took 2 minutes and …

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