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How Scary is Enabling Semi-Sync Replication?

Semi-sync Replication is a plugin available for mysql which allows you to create more durable replication topologies.  For instance you can ensure that in the event of a master crash that at least one of your replicas has all transaction currently written to the master so that when you promote, you know you're not missing any data.

That's a huge simplification.

What's the downside?  Write speed.  If a transaction on your master have to wait until a replica acknowledges it has that transaction, then there is going to be some delay.  Not only that, but your network latency between the two points matters a lot.  If you want greater durability, the cost is performance.

It's important to note that the master doesn't wait until the replica actually runs the transaction on the …

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How to install MySQL Server on Debian Stretch

For the impatient:

# echo -e "deb stretch mysql-5.7\ndeb-src stretch mysql-5.7" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mysql.list
# wget -O /tmp/RPM-GPG-KEY-mysql
# apt-key add /tmp/RPM-GPG-KEY-mysql
# apt update
# apt install mysql-server

In the latest stable version of Debian, if you ask to install mysql-server, you now get installed mariadb automatically, with no (evident) way of installing Oracle’s MySQL. Any major version upgrade has to be done carefully (not only for MariaDB, but also for MySQL and Postgres), and I bet that a MySQL 5.5 to MariaDB 10.1 will cause a huge confusion. Not only it will fail user expectations, I think this will cause large issues now that MariaDB has chosen to become a “hard” fork, and become incompatible in many ways with MySQL. Not only the server upgrade will cause user struggle, the connector is …

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MySQL 5.7 Performance Schema Versus the Thread Sanitizer

This blog continues the investigation into possible data races in the MySQL server reported by the Thread Sanitizer.  The previous blog investigated several possible data races that were detected when the MySQL server is initialized.  This blog investigates three data races in the performance schema that are reported when the MySQL server is shut down.  The first data race is a racy increment of thread statistics.  The second data race is a problem that may leave the state of the performance schema memory allocator incorrect.  The final data race is in the lock …

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MySQL 5.7 Initialization Versus the Thread Sanitizer

The MySQL server is a large multi-threaded program primarily written in the C++ programming language.  Unfortunately,  data races and deadlocks in concurrent C++ programs are common.  Fortunately, the Thread Sanitizer can be used to find data races and deadlocks.  MySQL 5.7 does not support the Thread Sanitizer, but is is easy to add to the MySQL configuration using a simple build procedure.  When MySQL 5.7 is built with the Thread Sanitizer and database …

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MySQL 5.7 Versus the Address Sanitizer

MySQL 5.7 supports the Address Sanitizer, which checks for several memory related software errors including memory leaks.  It is really nice to see support for the Address Sanitizer built into MySQL.  Unfortunately, when running the mysql tests included in MySQL 5.7.9, the Address Sanitizer reports several memory leaks, which causes some of  the tests to fail.  Here are some of the memory leaks in the MySQL 5.7.9 software found by the Address Sanitizer.
Memory leaks in 'mysqlbinlog'Several of the 'mysqlbinlog' tests fail due to memory leaks in the 'mysqlbinlog' client program.  Here are the details from the ' …

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Helgrind and MySQL 5.7

Valgrind's helgrind tool identifies data races and lock deadlocks in multi-threaded programs.  Since the MySQL server is a multi-threaded program, can helgrind find any issues in the MySQL server?

A simple test that does nothing except start up the MySQL server and shut it down is run on the MySQL test suite with memcheck and with helgrind.  For this simple test on MySQL 5.7.7, the memcheck run is nice and clean but the …

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TokuDB and Binlog Group Commit in MySQL 5.7

The MySQL 5.7.6 release notes describe a change to the binary log group commit algorithm that can improve the performance of write intensive applications when the binary log is enabled (noted with Bug #19424075).  This change is probably inspired by the experiment reported in MySQL bug #73202.

There is a long history of tweaking the binary log group commit algorithm and the InnoDB storage engine to scale performance.  Mark Callaghan describes the work done on this problem at Facebook. …

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TokuDB and JSON data in MySQL 5.7

MySQL recently added support for JSON data with MySQL 5.7.8.  It would be cool to store JSON data in TokuDB tables.

First, I had to get TokuDB running on MySQL 5.7.8.   TokuDB currently runs on Percona Server 5.6, and various flavors of MariaDB.  The only issues porting TokuDB to MySQL 5.7 were adopting the changes to various internal APIs that storage engines use.  Since I did not make any patches to the MySQL code,  some TokuDB features including clustered secondary keys and selection of various compression algorithms …

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Changes in Configuration of Global Variables between MySQL 5.6.20 and MySQL 5.7.4 “Milestone 14”

While doing some testing (that I published later here) on the still-in-development MySQL 5.7 I wanted to do some analysis on the configuration to see if the changes in performance were due to the code changes or just to the new MySQL defaults (something that is very common in the migration from 5.5 to 5.6 due to the default transaction log size and other InnoDB parameters). This is a quick post aiming to identify the global variables changed between these two versions.

You could tell me that you could just read the release notes, but my experience (and this is not an exception, as you will see) …

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