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From:Bjorn Munch Date:April 11 2016 8:05pm
Subject:MySQL Community Server 5.7.12 has been released
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Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Server 5.7.12, a new version of the popular Open Source
Database Management System, has been released. MySQL 5.7.12 is
recommended for use on production systems.

Starting with MySQL Server 5.7.12, we are introducing the concept of
Rapid Plugins. Out of the box, 5.7.12 follows the same stability promise
as our current release process, but it also allows for plugins with
additional functionality to be installed very easily. The first plugin
to be released with MySQL Server 5.7.12 following this concept is the
new X Plugin, which exposes a new communications protocol called the X
Protocol. The expanded capabilities of the X Protocol enable us to
provide the new X DevAPI in our MySQL Connectors and Client
applications, like the new MySQL Shell. The goal of the X DevAPI is to
support a new schema object type called document collections as well as
relational and combined document store/relational capabilities. Now
developers, designers and DBAs can deploy MySQL databases that implement
document store, relational, or hybrid document/relation models. For
documentation about how to get started using MySQL as a document store,

For an overview of what's new in MySQL 5.7, please see

For information on installing MySQL 5.7.12 on new servers, please see
the MySQL installation documentation at

MySQL Server 5.7.12 is available in source and binary form for a number of
platforms from our download pages at

MySQL Server 5.7.12 is also available from our repository for Linux
platforms, go here for details:

Windows packages are available via the Installer for Windows or .ZIP
(no-install) packages for more advanced needs. The point and click
configuration wizards and all MySQL products are available in the
unified Installer for Windows:

5.7.12 also comes with a web installer as an alternative to the full

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.

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

The following section lists the changes in MySQL 5.7 since
the release of MySQL 5.7.11. It may also be viewed
online at


On behalf on MySQL Release Engineering,
- Bjorn Munch

Changes in MySQL 5.7.12 (2016-04-11)

     * Configuration Notes

     * Security Notes

     * Functionality Added or Changed

     * Bugs Fixed

   Configuration Notes

     * Incompatible Change: To load a keyring plugin, the
       --early-plugin-load option is used. Previously, the
       default --early-plugin-load option value was the name of
       the keyring_file plugin library file. Now the default
       value is empty.
       InnoDB tablespace encryption requires the keyring_file
       plugin to be loaded prior to InnoDB initialization, so
       this change of default --early-plugin-load value
       introduces an incompatibility for upgrades from 5.7.11 to
       5.7.12 or higher. Administrators who have encrypted
       InnoDB tablespaces must take explicit action to ensure
       continued loading of the keyring_file plugin: Start the
       server with an --early-plugin-load option that names the
       plugin library file. For example, on platforms where the
       plugin library file suffix is .so, use these lines in the
       server my.cnf file:

       On other platforms, adjust the file name suffix as
       necessary. For more information, see The MySQL Keyring
       (Bug #80413, Bug #22748738)

   Security Notes

     * InnoDB: The InnoDB tablespace encryption feature, which
       provides at-rest data encryption for InnoDB tables, now
       supports Oracle Key Vault for encryption key management.
       Oracle Key Vault support relies on the keyring_okv plugin
       which is available in MySQL Enterprise Edition. A secure
       and robust encryption key management solution such as OKV
       is critical for security and for compliance with various
       security standards. For more information, see InnoDB
       Tablespace Encryption

     * The linked OpenSSL library for the MySQL Commercial
       Server has been updated to version 1.0.1s. Issues fixed
       in the new version are described at
       This change does not affect the Oracle-produced MySQL
       Community build of MySQL Server, which uses the yaSSL
       library instead. (Bug #22685885, Bug #22923458)

     * MySQL Enterprise Edition now includes a keyring_okv
       plugin that uses Oracle Key Vault for keyring backend
       storage. For more information, see The MySQL Keyring

   Functionality Added or Changed

     * X Plugin: Exposes new communication protocol called the X
       Protocol. For more information, see

     * X Protocol: Enables to provide the new X DevAPI in MySQL
       Connectors and Client applications, like the new MySQL Shell.
       Support a new schema object type called document collections as
       well as relational and combined document store/relational
       capabilities. For more information, see

     * For queries with many OR conditions, the optimizer now is
       more memory-efficient and less likely to exceed the
       memory limit imposed by the range_optimizer_max_mem_size
       system variable. In addition, the default value for that
       variable has been raised from 1536000 to 8388608. (Bug
       #79450, Bug #22283790)

   Bugs Fixed

     * InnoDB; Partitioning: INSERT and SELECT statements
       against a partitioned InnoDB table having generated
       columns were not always handled correctly. (Bug
       References: See also Bug #21776494, Bug #21824564, Bug

     * InnoDB: An error was returned on startup when a
       replication slave attempted to access an encrypted table.
       The server UUID used to compose the master key name was
       not persisted to the tablespace data file, resulting in
       the use of an incorrect master key. (Bug #22912582)

     * InnoDB: In debug builds, an unnecessary buf_block_align()
       call could cause a latching order violation. A DML
       operation resulted in a page mismatch assertion due to
       the same buf_block_align() call. (Bug #22709463, Bug

     * InnoDB: An ALTER TABLE ... ADD COLUMN operation on a
       table with virtual columns raised an assertion. (Bug

     * InnoDB: An unnecessary comparison in tablespace
       encryption code caused compiler warnings. (Bug #22645816)

     * InnoDB: INNODB_SYS_TABLESPACES could report incorrect
       ALLOCATED_SIZE and FILE_SIZE values for a general
       tablespace created outside of the data directory. The
       i_s_dict_fill_sys_tablespaces() function generated an
       incorrect remote file path. (Bug #22590095, Bug #80070)

     * InnoDB: In debug builds, an update operation on a table
       with virtual columns raised an assertion. (Bug #22572997)

     * InnoDB: Modifications were made to InnoDB code to handle
       warnings when compiling with Microsoft Visual Studio
       2015. (Bug #22542547, Bug #79964)

     * InnoDB: Running REPLACE operations on multiple
       connections resulted in a hang. (Bug #22530768, Bug

     * InnoDB: Tabespace encryption-related operations resulted
       in a hang on FreeBSD. (Bug #22520464, Bug #79901)

     * InnoDB: MySQL stalled when syncing the InnoDB full-text
       index cache. (Bug #22516559, Bug #16510576, Bug #73816)

     * InnoDB: A CREATE TABLE ... DATA DIRECTORY operation
       failed to create a table while innodb_flush_method was
       set to O_DIRECT. (Bug #22180006, Bug #79200)
       References: This bug is a regression of Bug #21113036.

     * InnoDB: In debug builds, a buffer pool resizing operation
       resulted in a segmentation violation. The
       buf_pool_resizing variable was not protected. (Bug

     * InnoDB: The innodb_open_files setting could exceed the
       open files limit. (Bug #22111472)

     * InnoDB: InnoDB attempted crc32 checksum validation
       instead of innodb after a crc32 checksum validation
       failure, causing repeated crc32 checksum validation
       attempts. Checksum validation order is now optimized
       Thanks to Daniel Black for the patch. (Bug #79725, Bug

     * Replication: The recovery channel must be set using the
       CHANGE MASTER command, and the plugin will not set
       default values for the user or password fields in CHANGE
       MASTER. The server side recovery channel is restricted to
       MASTER_USER and MASTER_PASSWORD, whereas all other
       settings for the change master are added on the plugin
       side, as done previously. Attempting to use other values
       The password value used on CHANGE MASTER commands for the
       recovery channel is not logged as plain text in any log
       or history files. Also, at the end of recovery, the
       plugin no longer resets info objects, but does continue
       to purge the logs. (Bug #22815932)

     * Replication: When a binlog-less slave connected to a GR
       master, it failed with "Error running query" in the error
       log. But, there was no information available in "SHOW
       SLAVE STATUS" or
       P_S.replication_applier_status_by_worker. (Bug #22699395)

     * Replication: Setting the relay log recovery to 1 could
       generate an error during recovery. Once the relay log
       recovery happened, repositories were not initiated and
       the server reported an error related to this. Also,
       attempting to execute "START GROUP_REPLICATION" in this
       situation could cause a crash. To fix this, the recovery
       procedure will no longer take the
       group_replication_channel into consideration. It now
       skips the relay logs of the GR channel to proceed
       further. (Bug #22523554)

     * Replication: Issuing STOP SLAVE caused a spurious Error
       reading packet from server: Lost connection to MySQL
       server during query message to be written to the error
       log. With this fix, when connection to the master is
       lost, the abort_slave flag is checked and the error
       message is printed only if the flag is not set. (Bug
       #22305605, Bug #79504)
       References: See also Bug #12977988, Bug #22290309.

     * Replication: When binlog was disabled, the GTID specified
       by GTID_NEXT when committing an empty transaction caused
       by a 'BEGIN' command was being saved into
       GLOBAL@gtid_executed when it should not have been.
       However, when binlog was enabled, the same situation did
       not save it.
       Now, when "@@SESSION.GTID_NEXT == 'UUID:NUMBER'", the
       'BEGIN' command causes an
       error inside an empty or non-empty transaction regardless
       of the binlog setting, since it causes an implicit commit
       like other DDLs. In this case, the GTID specified by
       GTID_NEXT is not saved into GLOBAL@gtid_executed. (Bug

     * Replication: When replication was configured but not
       started on a slave, the variable currently_executing_gtid
       was not properly initialized, but it would be used if the
       performance_schema table
       was queried, causing
       assertion failures and pointer issues. With this fix, the
       variable is now properly initialized at the construction
       of the Relay_log_info object. (Bug #21953132, Bug #78722)

     * Replication: RESET SLAVE ALL could delete a channel even
       when master_pos_wait and wait_until_sql_thread_after_gtid
       were still waiting for binlog to be applied. This could
       cause a MySQL server exit when the functions tried to
       access the channel that was deleted. Now, a channel
       reference counter was added that is increased if the
       channel should not be deleted when the functions are
       running. RESET SLAVE ALL will wait for no reference, and
       then it will delete the channel. (Bug #21842399, Bug

     * Replication: When relay_log_recovery=1, a slave server,
       at its initialization, still tried to scan the relay log
       files in order to update Retrieved_Gtid_Set and the
       transaction parser state, which was an unnecessary waste
       of resources because the slave I/O thread would just be
       initialized to the SQL thread position in the new relay
       log file. With this fix, the slave server skips scanning
       the relay log files when relay_log_recovery=1. (Bug
       #21798355, Bug #78352)

     * Replication: In Slave_worker::write_info(), DBUG_ENTER()
       had "Master_info::write_info" as its argument instead of
       "Slave_worker::write_info". This fix corrects the
       argument. Thanks to Stewart Smith for the patch. (Bug
       #21658067, Bug #78133)

     * Replication: XA transactions were not handled correctly
       when --gtid-mode=ON and the binary log was disabled. It
       was because on both master and slave servers, the GTID
       state was sometimes not saved and the GTID ownership was
       sometimes not cleaned up. This fix makes sure those steps
       are now properly performed. (Bug #21618727)
       References: See also Bug #22165138, Bug #77740, Bug

     * Replication: When a multi-threaded slave stopped with an
       error, the same error message was printed three times.
       Now, the SQL thread's kill acceptance status is saved,
       and only printed once. (Bug #21198611, Bug #77237)

     * Replication: When using a multi-threaded slave with
       relay_log_info_repository set to TABLE, the slave applier
       thread failed to write XA transactions to the worker
       configuration. (Bug #20988291)

     * Replication: mysqlbinlog --verbose displayed BINARY
       and VARBINARY
       data as ordinary strings, causing any single quote
       ("'") or backslash ("\") among the data to be printed as
       such, which was confusing to the users and, in the case
       of a backslash, caused the next character to be skipped.
       This fix makes mysqlbinlog print the characters'
       hexadecimal values ("\x27" for single quote and "\x5c"
       for backslash) instead. (Bug #20836250)

     * Replication: The test case main.merge failed when the
       variables binlog_format was set to "ROW," as the server
       tried to get information for table creation for a child
       table before it was opened. With this fix, the server
       skips getting information for the table in the situation.
       (Bug #20574550)

     * Replication: If a query on a master generated an error
       and partial results were written to the binary log, for
       example due to a DROP TABLE IF EXISTS statement applying
       to multiple tables that would break foreign key
       constraints, when a slave configured with replication
       filters encountered the query it could be incorrectly
       binary logged. This caused errors such as:
       Last_SQL_Error: Query caused different errors on master
       and slave. Error on master: message (format)='Cannot
       delete or update a parent row: a foreign key constraint
       fails' error code=1217 ; Error on slave: actual
       message='no error', error code=0. Default database:
       'db1'. Query: 'DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `table1` /* generated
       by server */'
       There were two fixes required for this bug.

          + If a DROP TABLE statement used to drop a single
            table fails, to avoid partial results causing this
            bug the query is not written to the binary log. If a
            DROP TABLE statement used to drop a list of tables
            fails, any partial results it generates are written
            to the binary log with an error.

          + When a query that generates an error as expected was
            received by a slave but it was skipped due to
            replication filters, the slave was incorrectly
            checking the error. The fix for Bug #76493 ensures
            that this comparison of the expected error from the
            master with the actual error from the slave does not
       (Bug #77684, Bug #21435502)
       References: See also Bug #20797764.

     * RTRIM() on large strings could be very slow. (Bug
       References: This bug was introduced by Bug #18315770, Bug

     * Integer overflow could occur during client handshake
       processing, leading to a server exit. (Bug #22722946)

     * Missing initializers in the query plan constructor
       resulted in Valgrind warnings. (Bug #22573117)

     * The obsolete support-files/
       file was removed from distributions. (Bug #22525609)

     * mysqlpump failed (syntax error) when a view name
       contained a space character. View names are now quoted.
       (Bug #22505474)

     * UNHEX() with an invalid argument could result in garbage
       characters in the warning message. (Bug #22358933)

     * Improper host name checking in X509 certificates could
       permit man-in-the-middle attacks. (Bug #22295186, Bug

     * For debug builds, when an indexed nonnullable generated
       column with an empty string generated expression was
       updated during an insert for a duplicated key, there was
       an optimization that resulted in the server failing to
       find the duplicated index, causing an assertion to be
       raised. (Bug #22195364)

     * A boolean mode full-text search caused a segmentation
       fault. (Bug #22176795)

     * Queries on generated columns that used WITH ROLLUP could
       raise an assertion. (Bug #22131343)

     * For a prepared statement that used a derived table, an
       assertion could be raised at execute time when checking
       statement privileges. (Bug #22108567)

     * Concurrent selecting and flushing of a FEDERATED table
       while killing connections accessing it could result in a
       server exit. (Bug #21918190)

     * For debug builds, when a query using join buffering and
       one of the tables inserted into the join buffer was
       accessed using a dynamic range scan on an index
       containing a virtual column, a Valgrind error occurred
       when writing columns to the join buffer. (Bug #21872184)

     * After iterations of uninstalling and installing the
       audit_log plugin, the server could hang. (Bug #21796658)

     * With a LOCK TABLES statement in effect, access to
       Performance Schema tables could fail, as could SHOW
       STATUS with show_compatibility_56=OFF. (Bug #21789221)

     * Executing GRANT PROXY statements after altering the
       definition of the mysql.user system table could result in
       a server exit. (Bug #21699037)

     * Certain error messages included part of the SQL statement
       that produced them, possibly exposing data. (Bug

     * The Performance Schema assumed that tables named using a
       #sql prefix were temporary and could be ignored. But it
       is possible to create nontemporary tables using that
       prefix. The Performance Schema now uses table attributes
       other than the name to identify temporary tables. (Bug
       #21105475, Bug #22532368, Bug #79934)

     * Account filtering performed by the audit_log plugin
       incorrectly used the account named by the USER() function
       rather than the CURRENT_USER() function (the latter being
       the account used for authentication). (Bug #19509471)

     * NAME_CONST() can return null if incorrect arguments are
       given. In some cases, this was not handled and could
       cause a server exit. (Bug #19143243)

     * Character set conversion operations on NULL parameters to
       prepared statements could cause a server exit. (Bug

     * Loose Index Scan was not chosen for queries that had an
       equality condition. (Bug #18109609)

     * Long or complex SQL statements could cause the parser to
       run out of memory. The new parser_max_mem_size system
       variable now enables control over the maximum amount of
       memory available to the parser. The default value places
       no limit on memory available, but the value can be
       reduced to protect against out-of-memory situations. (Bug

     * A Valgrind warning for memory_free_noop() was silenced.
       (Bug #80457, Bug #22782197)

     * The MySQL server failed to start if built with the -m32
       option on Solaris/Sparc, due to improper static data
       alignment in init_delegates(). (Bug #80445, Bug

     * The plugin_keyring.h header file misspelled
       st_mysql_keyring as st_mysql_keyring_file. (Bug #80414,
       Bug #22748867)

     * For shared-memory connections on Windows, the client
       library opened a handle on a mutex but did not close it.
       Subsequent attempts to restart the server on the other
       end of the connection failed if the client still had the
       mutex handle open. (Bug #80234, Bug #22646779)

     * mysqld attempted to initialize plugins specified using
       the --early-plugin-load option when the --help option was
       specified. (Bug #80077, Bug #22573767)

     * ALTER USER IDENTIFIED WITH ... expired the account
       password, even if the authentication plugin did not
       support password expiration. (Bug #79999, Bug #22551523)

     * Some Performance Schema global instruments, if not
       enabled at server startup, could be in a state where it
       was not possible to enable them at runtime. This
       restriction has been lifted. Affected instruments include
       mutex, rwlock, cond, and socket instances.
       Thanks to Zhang Yingqiang for the patch. (Bug #79784, Bug

     * Setting the super_read_only system variable at server
       startup had no effect. (Bug #79328, Bug #22233503)

     * These audit_log plugin issues were corrected:

          + Calling my_message() from the
            MYSQL_AUDIT_GENERAL_CLASS handler resulted in
            infinite recursion.

          + Diagnostic messages were improved for the case when
            the MYSQL_AUDIT_GENERAL_CLASS handler returned

          + Calling my_message() from the
            MYSQL_AUDIT_SERVER_STARTUP_CLASS handler did not
            abort server startup as it should have.

          + SHOW GLOBAL VARIABLES produced different output for
            the null_audit_abort_value system variable with
            show_compatibility_56 enabled and disabled.
       (Bug #79079, Bug #22136709, Bug #79091, Bug #22142166,
       Bug #79092, Bug #22142209, Bug #21783798)

     * For INSERT and UPDATE operations that caused FOREIGN KEY
       constraint violations, errors were reported rather than
       warnings when the IGNORE keyword was used. (Bug #78853,
       Bug #22037930)

     * Using the server session service, executing an SQL
       statement from a thread with no VIO context could raise
       an assertion. (Bug #78734, Bug #21959409)

     * Error messages raised by JSON_KEYS() and JSON_EXTRACT()
       contained the wrong data. (Bug #78699, Bug #22026278)

     * CREATE VIEW statements that used the TIMESTAMPDIFF()
       function with MICROSECOND as the unit resulted in
       incorrect view definitions. (Bug #78506, Bug #21877062)

     * For an existing user, CREATE USER IF NOT EXISTS produced
       an error rather than a warning. Similarly, for an
       nonexisting user, ALTER USER IF EXISTS produced an error
       rather than a warning. (Bug #78374, Bug #21807286)

     * For some queries, an Index Merge access plan was chosen
       over a range scan when the cost for the range scan was
       the same or less. (Bug #77209, Bug #21178196)

     * UNHEX() could attempt a left shift of a negative number.
       (Bug #73964, Bug #19642015)

     * EXPLAIN for SELECT ... FOR UPDATE statements acquired
       locks. (Bug #72858, Bug #18899860)

     * Processlist state information was not updated correctly
       for LOAD DATA INFILE and could show a state different
       from executing. (Bug #69375, Bug #16912362)

MySQL Community Server 5.7.12 has been releasedBjorn Munch11 Apr