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Fun with Bugs #77 - On MySQL Bug Reports I am Subscribed to, Part XIV

Slides for my talk about MySQL bugs at FOSDEM 2019 MySQL, MariaDB and Friends Devroon are ready, support customers decided not to break anything badly on weekend, so I have some free time for blogging.  As usual, when I do not have any better idea or useful recent real life experience to share I write about MySQL bugs.

Today I'd like to continue my review of interesting MySQL bug reports added by Community members in December, 2018. I'll review them starting from the oldest:

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Fun with Bugs #74 - On MySQL Bug Reports I am Subscribed to, Part XI

For some reason the Committee of FOSDEM 2019 MySQL, MariaDB & Friends Devroom of all my talks submitted picked up the one on how to create a useful MySQL bug report, so I have no options but continue to write about MySQL bugs, as long and MySQL Community wants and even prefers to listen and read about them... That's what I do, with pleasure.

Today I'll continue my series of posts about community bug reports I am subscribed to with the review of bugs reported since October 1, 2018, starting from the oldest and skipping those MySQL 8 regression ones I've already commented on:

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MySQL InnoDB Cluster with 2 Data Centers for Disaster Recovery: howto – part 2

In the first part of this howto, I illustrated how to setup two MySQL InnoDB Cluster linked by an asynchronous replication.

In that solution, I didn’t use any replication filters to ignore the replication of the InnoDB Cluster’s metadata (mysql_innodb_cluster_metadata), but I used the same metadata tables with two different clusters in it.

The benefit is that this allows to backup everything from any node in any of the data center, it works also in MySQL 5.7, and there is not risk to mess up with the replication filters.

In this blog I will show how to use replication filters to link two different clusters. This doesn’t work on …

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Fun with Bugs #73 - On MySQL Bug Reports I am Subscribed to, Part X

It's time to continue my review of MySQL bug reports that I considered interesting for some reason recently. I had not got any notable reaction from Oracle engineers to my previous post about recent regression bugs in MySQL 8.0.13, so probably this topic is not really that hot. In this boring post I'll just review some bugs I've subscribed to since August that are still not closed, starting from the oldest.

Let me start with a couple of bug reports that remain "Open":

  • Bug #91959 - "UBSAN: signed integer overflow in lock_update_trx_age". It's really unusual to see bug reported by …
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MySQL Memory Consumption and Open Prepare Statements

Today I read the nice post of Bhuvanesh on the memory leak issue they experienced with MySQL. In fact when you read the post, you realize that MySQL was just following the parameters that were setup (the default of max_prepare_stmt_count is 16382 even on 5.6).

I’m still convinced that the problem should be resolved in the application even if the use of ProxySQL for multiplexing is great.

In MySQL 8.0, we have enabled the …

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MySQL: when will the password of my users expire ?

Has you may already know, in MySQL it is possible to set an expiration period for passwords.

It’s not always obvious to see when the password will expire. And most of the time if you don’t pay much attention you will get something like this:

ERROR 1820 (HY000): You must reset your password using
ALTER USER statement before executing this statement.

Let me share you a small query that check for how long your password is still valid in case it was created with an expiration delay or if the global default_password_lifetime is set on …

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Fun with Bugs #71 - On Some Public Bugs Fixed in MySQL 5.7.24

Oracle released many new MySQL versions back on Monday, but I had no time during this very busy week to check anything related (besides the fact that MySQL 8.0.13 can be complied from source on my Fedora 27 box). I am sure you've read a lot about MySQL 8.0.13 elsewhere already, even patches contributed by Community are already presented in a separate post by Jesper Krogh.

I am still mostly interested in MySQL 5.7. So, here is my typical quick review of some selected bugs reported in public by MySQL Community users and fixed in MySQL …

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On Some Recent MySQL Optimizer Bugs

Yet another topic I missed in my blog post on problematic MySQL features back in July is MySQL optimizer. Unlike with XA transactions, it was done in purpose, as known bugs, limitations and deficiencies of MySQL optimizer is a topic for a series of blog posts if not a separate blog. At the moment the list of known active bug reports in optimize category consists of …

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On MySQL XA Transactions

One of the features I missed in my blog post on problematic MySQL features back in July is XA transactions. Probably I was too much in a hurry, as this feature is known to be somewhat buggy, limited and not widely used outside of Java applications. My first related feature request, Bug #40445 - "Provide C functions library implementing X/OPEN XA interface for Bea Tuxedo", was created almost 10 years ago, based on the issue from one of MySQL/Sun customers of that time. I remember some …

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On MySQL Replication Bugs

While writing about problematic Oracle MySQL features previously I concentrated mostly on InnoDB problems that I have to fight with really often and deliberately skipped replication from even the preliminary list of features to study in details for that blog post. First of all, I mostly work with MariaDB users now, and implementation of many replication features in MariaDB is notably different already (and has its own list of known problems). But this happened also because (asynchronous) replication plays a key role in most MySQL environments and deserves a detailed study in a separate post.

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