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MySQL 5.7 InnoDB Versus the Thread Sanitizer

InnoDB and the Thread Sanitizer do not work well together in MySQL 5.7.  There are hundreds of possible data races reported by the Thread Sanitizer in the InnoDB code for the simplest case of initializing the MySQL server and shutting it down.  Luckily, most of these data races are benign.  The problem of finding an interesting data race in the InnoDB software is similar to finding evidence of a sub-atomic particle in a particle accelerator; many Thread Sanitizer events must be analyzed before something interesting is found.

One example of a benign data race is InnoDB's implementation of fuzzy counters.  A …

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