Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.17-66.0

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.17-66.0 on June 11th, 2014 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories).

Based on MySQL 5.6.17, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.17-66.0 is the current GA release in the Percona Server for MySQL 5.6 series. All of Percona‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release can be found in the 5.6.17-66.0 milestone at Launchpad.

New Features

MySQL benchmarks (sql-bench directory in the MySQL distribution) has been made compatible with the TokuDB storage engine.

Percona Server for MySQL has ported MariaDB code enhancement for start transaction with consistent snapshot. This enhancement makes binary log positions consistent with InnoDB transaction snapshots.

Percona Server for MySQL has implemented ability to clone a snapshot created by START TRANSACTION WITH CONSISTENT SNAPSHOT in another session.

TokuDB Storage engine is now available as a separate package that can be installed along with the Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.17-66.0. This feature is currently considered Release Candidate quality.

Percona Server for MySQL version 5.6 now includes HandlerSocket in addition to Percona Server for MySQL 5.5.

Bugs Fixed

Fix for #1225189 introduced a regression in Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.13-61.0 which could lead to an error when running mysql_install_db. Bug fixed #1314596.

InnoDB could crash if workload contained writes to compressed tables. Bug fixed #1305364.

GUI clients such as MySQL Workbench could not authenticate with a user defined with auth_pam_compat plugin. Bug fixed #1166938.

Help in Percona Server for MySQL 5.6 command line client was linking to Percona Server for MySQL 5.1 manual. Bug fixed #1198775.

InnoDB redo log resizing could crash when XtraDB changed page tracking was enabled. Bug fixed #1204072.

Audit Log Plugin wasn’t parsing escape characters correctly in the OLD format. Bug fixed #1313696.

Percona Server for MySQL version was reported incorrectly in Debian/Ubuntu packages. Bug fixed #1319670.

Other bugs fixed: #1318537 (upstream #72615), #1318874, #1285618, #1272732, #1314568, #1271178, and #1323014.