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Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.18-16 (2017-07-28)

Percona is glad to announce the GA (Generally Available) release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.18-16 on July 28, 2017 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories).

Based on MySQL 5.7.18, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.18-16 is the current GA release in the Percona Server for MySQL 5.7 series. All of Percona’s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release can be found in the 5.7.18-16 milestone at Launchpad

Please note that RHEL 5, CentOS 5, and Ubuntu versions 12.04 and older are not supported in future releases of Percona Server for MySQL and no further packages are added for these distributions.

New Feature

Percona Server for MySQL is now available on Debian 9 (stretch). The support only covers the amd64 architecture.

Percona Server for MySQL can now be built with the support of OpenSSL 1.1.

MyRocks storage engine has been merged into Percona Server for MySQL.

TokuDB is able to kill a query that is awaiting an FT locktree lock.

TokuDB enables using the MySQL DEBUG_SYNC facility within Percona FT.

Bugs Fixed

Row counts in TokuDB could be lost intermittently after restarts. Bug fixed #2.

In TokuDB, two races in the fractal tree lock manager could significantly affect transactional throughput for some applications that used a small number of concurrent transactions. These races manifested as transactions unnecessarily waiting for an available lock. Bug fixed #3.

Percona FT could assert when opening a dictionary with no useful information to the error log. Bug fixed #23.

Percona FT could assert for various reasons deserializing nodes with no useful error output. Bug fixed #24.

It was not possible to build Percona Server for MySQL on Debian 9 (stretch) due to issues with OpenSSL 1.1. Bug fixed #1702903 (upstream #83814).

Packaging was using the dpkg --verify command which is not available on wheezy/precise. Bug fixed #1694907.

Enabling and disabling the slow query log rotation spuriously added the version suffix to the next slow query log file name. Bug fixed #1704056.

With two client connections to a server (debug server build), the server could crash after one of the clients set the global option userstat and flushed the client statistics (FLUSH CLIENT_STATISTICS), and then both clients were closed. Bug fixed #1661488.

Percona FT did not pass cmake flags on to snappy cmake. Bug fixed #41. The progress status for partitioned TokuDB table ALTERs was misleading. Bug fixed #42.

When a client application connecting to the Aurora cluster end point using SSL (--ssl-verify-server-cert or --ssl-mode=VERIFY_IDENTITY option), wildcard and enabled SSL certificates were ignored. See also Compatibility Matrix. Note that the --ssl-verify-server-cert option is deprecated in Percona Server for MySQL 5.7. Bug fixed #1673656 (upstream #68052).

Killing a stored procedure execution could result in an assert failure on a debug server build. Bug fixed #1689736 (upstream #86260).

The SET STATEMENT .. FOR statement changed the global instead of the session value of a variable if the statement occurred immediately after the SET GLOBAL or SHOW GLOBAL STATUS command. Bug fixed #1385352.

When running SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS, the Buffer pool size, bytes entry contained 0. Bug fixed #1586262.

The synchronization between the LRU manager and page cleaner threads was not done at shutdown. Bug fixed #1689552.

Removed spurious lock_wait_timeout_thread wakeups, potentially reducing lock_sys_wait_mutex contention. Patch by Inaam Rama merged from WebScaleSQL. Bug fixed #1704267 (upstream #72123).

Other bugs fixed: #1686603, #6, #44, #65, #1160986, #1686934, #1688319, #1689989, #1690012, #1691682, #1697700, #1699788, #1121072, and #1684601 (upstream #86016).


Due to new package dependency, Ubuntu/Debian users should use apt-get dist-upgrade or apt-get install percona-server-server-5.7 to upgrade.

Compatibility Matrix

Feature YaSSL OpenSSL < 1.0.2 OpenSSL >= 1.0.2
‘commonName’ validation Yes Yes Yes
SAN validation No Yes Yes
Wildcards support No No Yes

Last update: 2022-09-27