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Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7.17-29.20 is now available

 | April 19, 2017 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, High-availability, MySQL, Percona Software, Percona XtraDB Cluster, ProxySQL

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Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7Percona announces the release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7.17-29.20 on April 19, 2017. Binaries are available from the downloads section or our software repositories.

NOTE: You can also run Docker containers from the images in the Docker Hub repository.

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7.17-29.20 is now the current release, based on the following:

All Percona software is open-source and free.

Performance Improvements

This release is focused on performance and scalability with increasing workload threads. Tests show up to 10 times increase in performance.

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed gcache page cleanup not triggering when limits are exceeded.
  • Excluded the garbd node from flow control calculations.
  • Added extra checks to verify that SSL files (certificate, certificate authority, and key) are compatible before opening connection.
  • PXC-782: Updated xtrabackup-v2 script to use the tmpdir option (if it is set under [sst][xtrabackup] or [mysqld], in that order).
  • PXC-784: Fixed the pc.recovery procedure to abort if the gvwstate.dat file is empty or invalid, and fall back to normal joining process. For more information, see 1669333.
  • PXC-794: Updated the sockopt option to include a comma at the beginning if it is not set by the user.
  • PXC-797: Blocked wsrep_desync toggling while node is paused to avoid halting the cluster when running FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK. For more information, see 1370532.
  • PXC-805: Inherited upstream fix to avoid using deprecated variables, such as INFORMATION_SCHEMA.SESSION_VARIABLE. For more information, see 1676401.
  • Fixed mysqladmin shutdown to correctly stop the server on systems using systemd.
  • Fixed several packaging and dependency issues.

Other improvements

  • Updated semantics for gcache page cleanup to trigger when either gcache.keep_pages_size or gcache.keep_pages_count exceeds the limit, instead of both at the same time.
  • Added support for passing the XtraBackup buffer pool size with the use-memory option under [xtrabackup] and the innodb_buffer_pool_size option under [mysqld] when the --use-memory option is not passed with the inno-apply-opts option under [sst].
  • Improved SST and IST log messages for better readability and unification.
  • Improved parallelism for better scaling with multiple threads.
  • Added validations for DISCARD TABLESPACE and IMPORT TABLESPACE in PXC Strict Mode to prevent data inconsistency.
  • Added the wsrep_flow_control_status variable to indicate if node is in flow control (paused).
  • PXC-766: Added the wsrep_ist_receive_status variable to show progress during an IST.
  • Allowed CREATE TABLE ... AS SELECT (CTAS) statements with temporary tables (CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE ... AS SELECT) in PXC Strict Mode. For more information, see 1666899.
  • PXC-783: Improved the wsrep stage framework.
  • PXC-795: Set --parallel=4 as default option for wsrep_sst_xtrabackup-v2 to run four threads with XtraBackup.
  • PXC-811: Changed default values for the following variables:
    • fc_limit from 16 to 100
    • send_window from 4 to 10
    • user_send_window from 2 to 4
  • Moved wsrep settings into a separate configuration file (/etc/my.cnf.d/wsrep.cnf).

Help us improve our software quality by reporting any bugs you encounter using our bug tracking system. As always, thanks for your continued support of Percona!

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Alexey Zhebel

Alexey works for Percona as a Technical Writer responsible for open source software documentation. He joined the company in March 2015 with almost 8 years of prior experience in writing and managing technical documentation. Before joining Percona, Alexey worked for Oracle on Java SE and Java ME documentation. And before that his writing experience revolved around virtualization and information security software. Alexey has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a supplementary qualification in translation theory (Russian-English). He lives in Saint Petersburg, Russia with his wife and son. He spends his free time practicing and playing ultimate frisbee in a local team.

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