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Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.29-21 (2022-08-08)

Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.29-21 includes all the features and bug fixes available in the MySQL 8.0.29 Community Edition in addition to enterprise-grade features developed by Percona.

Percona Server for MySQL is a free, fully compatible, enhanced, and open source drop-in replacement for any MySQL database. It provides superior performance, scalability, and instrumentation.

Percona Server for MySQL is trusted by thousands of enterprises to provide better performance and concurrency for their most demanding workloads. It delivers more value to MySQL server users with optimized performance, greater performance scalability and availability, enhanced backups, and increased visibility. Commercial support contracts are available.

Release highlights

Improvements and bug fixes introduced by Oracle for MySQL 8.0.29 and included in Percona Server for MySQL are the following:

  • The Performance Schema tracks if a query was processed on the PRIMARY engine, InnoDB, or a SECONDARY engine, HeatWave. An EXECUTION_ENGINE column, which indicates the engine used, was added to the Performance Schema statement event tables and the sys.processlist and the sys.x$processlist views.

  • Added support for the IF NOT EXISTS option for the CREATE FUNCTION, CREATE PROCEDURE, and CREATE TRIGGER statements.


  • An anonymous user with the PROCESS privilege was unable to select processlist table rows.

Find the full list of bug fixes and changes in the MySQL 8.0.29 Release Notes.


Percona Server for MySQL has changed the default for supported DDL column operations to ALGORITHM=INPLACE. This fixes the corruption issue with the INSTANT ADD/DROP COLUMNS (find more details in PS-8292.)

In MySQL 8.0.29, the default setting for supported DDL operations is ALGORITHM=INSTANT. You can explicitly specify ALGORITHM=INSTANT in DDL column operations.


  • PS-8258: Percona Server for MySQL can be built on the MacOS with RocksDB enabled.

Bugs fixed

  • PS-8291: An unexpected MySQL 8.0.29 server exit when executing ALTER TABLE … DROP COLUMN ALGORITHM=INSTANT. (Upstream #107613)

  • PS-8292: MySQL 8.0.29 failed to perform crash recovery.

  • PS-8303: A MySQL 8.0.29 server exit on ALTER TABLE created an assertion failure: dict0mem.h:2498:pos < n_def.

  • PS-8116: Executing ALTER TABLE IMPORT TABLESPACE with a different data directory failed. (Thanks to Sami Ahlroos for reporting this issue)

  • PS-8273: A MyRocks exit when inserting into a table with a unique key and TTL setting.

Packaging notes

Debian 9 is no longer supported.

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Last update: 2024-04-08