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From:Hery Ramilison Date:February 5 2016 11:53pm
Subject:MySQL Community Server 5.6.29 has been released
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Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Server 5.6.29, a new version of the popular Open Source
Database Management System, has been released. MySQL 5.6.29 is
recommended for use on production systems.

For an overview of what's new in MySQL 5.6, please see

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/mysql-nutshell.html

      Starting with 5.6.11, Microsoft Windows packages for MySQL 5.6
      are available both as a "full" installer and as a "web" installer.
      The full installer is significantly larger and comes bundled with
      the latest software releases available. This bundle makes it easy
      to download and configure a full server and development suite.

      The web installer doesn't come bundled with any actual products
      and instead relies on download-on-demand to fetch only the
      products you choose to install. This makes the initial download
      much smaller but increases install time as the individual products
      will need to be downloaded.

For information on installing MySQL 5.6.29 on new servers or upgrading
to MySQL 5.6.29 from previous MySQL releases, please see

   http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/installing.html

MySQL Server is available in source and binary form for a number of
platforms from our download pages at

   http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/

Not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point in time, so if you
can't find this version on some mirror, please try again later or choose
another download site.

We welcome and appreciate your feedback, bug reports, bug fixes,
patches, etc:

   https://wikis.oracle.com/display/mysql/Contributing

The following section lists the changes in the MySQL 5.6 since
the release of MySQL 5.6.28. It may also be viewed
online at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.6/en/news-5-6-29.html

Enjoy!

Changes in MySQL 5.6.29 (2016-02-05)

    Packaging Notes

      * Packaging support for Ubuntu 15.10 was added. (Bug
        #79104, Bug #22147191)

    Security Notes

      * The linked OpenSSL library for the MySQL Commercial
        Server has been updated from version 1.0.1p to version
        1.0.1q. Issues fixed in the new version are described at
        http://www.openssl.org/news/vulnerabilities.html.
        This change does not affect the Oracle-produced MySQL
        Community build of MySQL Server, which uses the yaSSL
        library instead. (Bug #22348181)

    Functionality Added or Changed

      * InnoDB: A new InnoDB configuration option, innodb_tmpdir,
        allows you to configure a separate temporary file
        directory for online ALTER TABLE operations. This option
        was introduced to help avoid tmpdir overflows that could
        occur as a result of large temporary files created during
        online ALTER TABLE operations. innodb_tmpdir is a SESSION
        variable and can be configured dynamically using a SET
        statement. (Bug #19183565)

      * yaSSL was upgraded to version 2.3.9. This upgrade
        corrects an issue in which yaSSL handled only cases of
        zero or one leading zeros for the key agreement instead
        of potentially any number, which in rare cases could
        cause connections to fail when using DHE cipher suites.
        (Bug #22361038)

      * The Valgrind function signature in
        mysql-test/valgrind.supp was upgraded for Valgrind 3.11.
        (Bug #22214867)

    Bugs Fixed

      * InnoDB: A small InnoDB buffer pool size with a large
        innodb_stats_persistent_sample_pages setting resulted in
        a Difficult to find free blocks in the buffer pool
        warning. (Bug #22385442)

      * InnoDB: Starting the server with an empty
        innodb_data_home_dir entry in the configuration file
        caused InnoDB to look for the buffer pool file in the
        root directory, resulting in a startup error. (Bug
        #22016556)

      * InnoDB: A full-text query run under high concurrency
        caused a server exit due to an invalid memory access.
        (Bug #21922532)

      * InnoDB: With a large innodb_sort_buffer_size setting,
        adding an index on an empty table performed more slowly
        than expected. (Bug #21762319, Bug #78262)

      * Replication: When DML invokes a trigger or a stored
        function that inserts into an AUTO_INCREMENT column, that
        DML has to be marked as an unsafe statement. If the
        tables are locked in the transaction prior to the DML
        statement (for example by using LOCK TABLES), then the
        DML statement was not being marked as an unsafe
        statement. The fix ensures that such DML statements are
        marked correctly as unsafe. (Bug #17047208)

      * Replication: As part of the fix for Bug #16290902, when
        writing a DROP TEMPORARY TABLE IF EXISTS query into the
        binary log, the query is no longer preceded by a USE `db`
        statement. Instead the query uses a fully qualified table
        name, for example DROP TEMPORARY TABLE IF EXISTS
        `db`.`t1`;. This changed the application of
        replicate-rewrite-db filter rules, as they work only on
        the default database specified in a USE statement. This
        caused slaves to fail when the resulting CREATE TEMPORARY
        TABLE was applied. The fix ensures that at the time of
        writing a DROP TEMPORARY TABLE IF EXISTS query into the
        binary log, a check is made for the default database. If
        it exists then the query is written as USE default_db in
        the binary log. If a default database is not present then
        the query is logged with the qualified table name. (Bug
        #77417, Bug #21317739)

      * Replication: If generating a GTID for a transaction
        fails, the transaction is not written to the binary log
        but still gets committed. Although running out of GTIDs
        is a rare situation, if it did occur an error was written
        to the binary log as a sync stage error. With
        binlog_error_action=ABORT_SERVER, the server aborts on
        such an error, avoiding data inconsistency. When
        binlog_error_action=IGNORE_ERROR, the server continues
        binary logging after such an error, potentially leading
        to data inconsistency between the master and the slave.
        The fix changes the error to be correctly logged as a
        flush stage error. (Bug #77393, Bug #21276661)

      * Replication: When using --gtid-mode=on ,
        --enforce-gtid-consistency , and --binlog-format=row, if
        a user defined function with multiple DROP TEMPORARY
        TABLE statements was executed on a master, the resulting
        binary log caused an error on slaves. The fix ensures
        that stored functions and triggers are also considered
        multi-statement transactions, and that when
        --enforce-gtid-consistency is enabled, functions with
        CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE or DROP TEMPORARY TABLE statements
        generate an
        ER_GTID_UNSAFE_CREATE_DROP_TEMPORARY_TABLE_IN_TRANSACTION
        error. (Bug #77354, Bug #21253415)

      * Replication: Stored procedure local variables that were
        used in an ALTER EVENT statement were not being
        replicated correctly. This was related to the fact that
        CALL statements are not written into the binary log.
        Instead each statement executed in a stored procedure is
        binary logged separately, with the exception that the
        query string is modified so that uses of stored procedure
        local variables are replaced with
        NAME_CONST('spvar_name', 'spvar-value') calls. DDL
        statements (which are always binary logged in statement
        binary log mode irrespective of the current binary log
        format) can also use stored procedure local variables and
        a clash could cause them to not be replicated correctly.
        The fix ensures that any stored procedure local variables
        used in a query are replaced with NAME_CONST(...), except
        for the case when it is a DML query and the binary log
        format is ROW. (Bug #77288, Bug #21229951)

      * Replication: DROP TABLE statements are regenerated by the
        server before being written to the binary log. If a table
        or database name contained a non-regular character, such
        as non-latin characters, the regenerated statement was
        using the wrong name, breaking replication. The fix
        ensures that in such a case the regenerated name is
        correctly converted back to the original character set.
        Also during work on this bug, it was discovered that in
        the rare case that a table or database name contained 64
        characters, the server was throwing an assert(M_TBLLEN <
        128) assertion. The assertion has been corrected to be
        less than or equal 128. (Bug #77249, Bug #21205695)
        References: See also Bug #78036, Bug #22261585, Bug
        #21619371.

      * Replication: Irrespective of the current binlog_format
        setting, DDL that changes metadata on a master is always
        identified and written to the binary log in STATEMENT
        format. Such DDL could occur from event based SQL
        statements, such as CREATE EVENT or DROP EVENT, or
        transactions that had unsafe functions such as sysdate().
        When binlog_format=MIXED and attempting to replicate such
        DDL, it was not being correctly identified and therefore
        was not being correctly replicated. (Bug #71859, Bug
        #19286708)

      * Inserting a token of 84 4-byte characters into a
        full-text index raised an assertion. The maximum token
        length was 84 characters up to a maximum of 252 bytes,
        which did not account for 4-byte characters. The maximum
        byte length is now 336 bytes. (Bug #22291765)

      * If a client attempted to use an unsupported client
        character set (ucs2, utf16, utf32), the error message
        reported to the client differed for SSL and non-SSL
        connections. (Bug #22216715)

      * Data corruption or a server exit could occur if a stored
        procedure had a variable declared as TEXT or BLOB and
        data was copied to that variable using SELECT ... INTO
        syntax from a TEXT or BLOB column. (Bug #22203532, Bug
        #22232332, Bug #21941152)

      * CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE .. SELECT statements involving BIT
        columns that resulted in a column type redefinition could
        cause a server exit or an improperly created table. (Bug
        #21902059)

      * Added Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 support. Changes
        include using the native (added in VS 2015) timespec
        library if it exists, renamed lfind/lsearch and
        timezone/tzname to avoid redefinition problems, set
        TMPDIR to "" by default as P_tmpdir no longer exists,
        deprecated std::hash_map in favor of std::unordered_map,
        and added Wix Toolset 3.10 support. (Bug #21770366)
        References: See also Bug #21657078.

      * With character_set_server=utf16le, some values of
        ft_boolean_syntax could cause a server exit for full-text
        searches. (Bug #21631855)

      * With LOCK TABLES in force, an attempt to open a temporary
        MERGE table consisting of a view in its list of tables
        (not the last table in the list) caused a server exit.
        (Bug #20691429)

      * For certain prepared statements, the optimizer could
        transform join conditions such that it used a pointer to
        a temporary table field that was no longer available
        after the initial execution. Subsequent executions caused
        a server exit. (Bug #19941403)

      * Repeated execution of ALTER TABLE v1 CHECK PARTITION as a
        prepared statement, where v1 is a view, led to a server
        exit.
        In addition, output for some administrative operations,
        when they are attempted on a view, changes from "Corrupt"
        to "Operation failed". These include ANALYZE TABLE,
        OPTIMIZE TABLE, and REPAIR TABLE, and ALTER TABLE
        statements that perform ANALYZE PARTITION, CHECK
        PARTITION, OPTIMIZE PARTITION, and REPAIR PARTITION
        operations. (Bug #19817021)

      * Valgrind detected some possibly unsafe use of string
        functions in code used for asymmetric encryption. (Bug
        #19688135)

      * SSL connections ignored any change made by passing the
        MYSQL_OPT_READ_TIMEOUT option to the mysql_options() C
        API function. (Bug #17618162)

      * Solaris packages failed to note the dependency of the
        MySQL client library on the libstlport library. (Bug
        #79778, Bug #22504264)

      * Using systemd to start mysqld failed if configuration
        files contained multiple datadir lines. Now the last
        datadir line is used. (Bug #79613, Bug #22361702)

      * If server was started with --thread-handling=no-threads,
        no foreground thread was created for a client connection.
        The Performance Schema did not account for the
        possibility of no foreground threads for queries on the
        session_connect_attrs table, causing an assertion to be
        raised. (Bug #78292, Bug #21765843)

      * ALTER TABLE ... CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET operations that
        used the INPLACE algorithm were ineffective if the table
        contained only numeric data types. Also, such operations
        failed to clean up their temporary .frm file. (Bug
        #77554, Bug #21345391)

      * Heavy SHOW PROCESSLIST or SELECT ... FROM
        INFORMATION_SCHEMA.PROCESSLIST activity could result in
        the server accepting more than max_connections
        connections. (Bug #75155, Bug #20201006)

      * When used with the libmysqld embedded server, the
        mysql_stmt_execute() C API function failed with a
        malformed communication packet error, even for simple
        prepared statements. (Bug #70664, Bug #17883203)

On Behalf of the MySQL/ORACLE RE Team
Hery Ramilison
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MySQL Community Server 5.6.29 has been releasedHery Ramilison5 Feb