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Authentication Plugin ‘***’ Cannot Be Loaded: How MySQL Searches Client-Side Plugins

When MySQL client connects to the server it uses one of the authentication plugins. On the server-side, plugins are located in the directory, specified by the option plugin-dir that defaults to




  is the base directory of your MySQL installation. This perfectly works whenever you install MySQL using package manager, or from the Linux tarball.

However, authentication plugins should be also loaded on the client-side. If you installed MySQL into the custom location, you may end up with an error when trying to connect using any plugin requiring a separate client library.

For example, let’s set the …

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Check for MySQL slave lag with Percona Toolkit plugin for Tungsten Replicator

A while back, I made some changes to the plugin interface for pt-online-schema-change which allows custom replication checks to be written. As I was adding this functionality, I also added the --plugin option to pt-table-checksum. This was released in Percona Toolkit 2.2.8.

With these additions, I spent some time writing a plugin that allows Percona Toolkit tools to use Tungsten Replicator to check for slave lag, you can find the code at

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