TiDB 3.0.4 Release Notes

Release date: October 8, 2019

TiDB version: 3.0.4

TiDB Ansible version: 3.0.4

  • New features

    • Add the performance_schema.events_statements_summary_by_digest system table to troubleshoot performance issues at the SQL level
    • Add the WHERE clause in TiDB’s SHOW TABLE REGIONS syntax
    • Add the worker-count and txn-batch configuration items in Reparo to control the recovery speed
  • Improvements

    • Support batch Region split command and empty split command in TiKV to improve split performance
    • Support double linked list for RocksDB in TiKV to improve performance of reverse scan
    • Add two perf tools iosnoop and funcslower in TiDB Ansible to better diagnose the cluster state
    • Optimize the output of slow query logs in TiDB by deleting redundant fields
  • Changed behaviors

    • Update the default value of txn-local-latches.enable to false to disable the default behavior of checking conflicts of local transactions in TiDB
    • Add the tidb_txn_mode system variable of global scope in TiDB and allow using the pessimistic lock; note that TiDB still adopts the optimistic lock by default
    • Replace the Index_ids field in TiDB slow query logs with Index_names to improve the usability of slow query logs
    • Add the split-region-max-num parameter in the TiDB configuration file to modify the maximum number of Regions allowed in the SPLIT TABLE syntax
    • Return the Out Of Memory Quota error instead of disconnecting the link when a SQL execution exceeds the memory limit
    • Disallow dropping the AUTO_INCREMENT attribute of columns in TiDB to avoid misoperations. To drop this attribute, change the tidb_allow_remove_auto_inc system variable
  • Fixed issues

    • Fix the issue that the uncommented TiDB-specific syntax PRE_SPLIT_REGIONS might cause errors in the downstream database during data replication
    • Fix the issue in TiDB that the slow query logs are incorrect when getting the result of PREPARE + EXECUTE by using the cursor
    • Fix the issue in PD that adjacent small Regions cannot be merged
    • Fix the issue in TiKV that file descriptor leak in idle clusters might cause TiKV processes to exit abnormally when the processes run for a long time
  • Contributors

    Our thanks go to the following contributors from the community for helping this release:

TiDB

  • SQL Optimizer
    • Fix the issue that invalid query ranges might be resulted when splitted by feedback #12170
    • Display the returned error of the SHOW STATS_BUCKETS statement in hexadecimal rather than return errors when the result contains invalid Keys #12094
    • Fix the issue that when a query contains the SLEEP function (for example, select 1 from (select sleep(1)) t;)), column pruning causes invalid sleep(1) during query #11953
    • Use index scan to lower IO when a query only concerns the number of columns rather than the table data #12112
    • Do not use any index when no index is specified in use index() to be compatible with MySQL #12100
    • Strictly limit the number of TopN records in the CMSketch statistics to fix the issue that the ANALYZE statement fails because the statement count exceeds TiDB’s limit on the size of a transaction #11914
    • Fix the error occurred when converting the subqueries contained in the Update statement #12483
    • Optimize execution performance of the select ... limit ... offset ... statement by pushing the Limit operator down to the IndexLookUpReader execution logic #12378
  • SQL Execution Engine
    • Print the SQL statement in the log when the PREPARED statement is incorrectly executed #12191
    • Support partition pruning when the UNIX_TIMESTAMP function is used to implement partitioning #12169
    • Fix the issue that no error is reported when AUTO_INCREMENT incorrectly allocates MAX int64 and MAX uint64 #12162
    • Add the WHERE clause in the SHOW TABLE … REGIONS and SHOW TABLE .. INDEX … REGIONS syntaxes #12123
    • Return the Out Of Memory Quota error instead of disconnecting the link when a SQL execution exceeds the memory limit #12127
    • Fix the issue that incorrect result is returned when JSON_UNQUOTE function handles JSON text #11955
    • Fix the issue that LAST INSERT ID is incorrect when assigning values to the AUTO_INCREMENT column in the first row (for example, insert into t (pk, c) values (1, 2), (NULL, 3)) #12002
    • Fix the issue that the GROUPBY parsing rule is incorrect in the PREPARE statement #12351
    • Fix the issue that the privilege check is incorrect in the point queries #12340
    • Fix the issue that the duration by sql_type for the PREPARE statement is not shown in the monitoring record #12331
    • Support using aliases for tables in the point queries (for example, select * from t tmp where a = "aa") #12282
    • Fix the error occurred when not handling negative values as unsigned when inserting negative numbers into BIT type columns #12423
    • Fix the incorrectly rounding of time (for example, 2019-09-11 11:17:47.999999666 should be rounded to 2019-09-11 11:17:48.) #12258
    • Refine the usage of expression blacklist (for example, < is equivalent to It.) #11975
    • Add the database prefix to the message of non-existing function error (for example, [expression:1305]FUNCTION test.std_samp does not exist) #12111
  • Server
    • Add the Prev_stmt field in slow query logs to output the previous statement when the last statement is COMMIT #12180
    • Optimize the output of slow query logs by deleting redundant fields #12144
    • Update the default value of txn-local-latches.enable to false to disable the default behavior of checking conflicts of local transactions in TiDB #12095
    • Replace the Index_ids field in TiDB slow query logs with Index_names to improve the usability of slow query logs #12061
    • Add the tidb_txn_mode system variable of global scope in TiDB and allow using pessimistic lock #12049
    • Add the Backoff field in the slow query logs to record the Backoff information in the commit phase of 2PC #12335
    • Fix the issue that the slow query logs are incorrect when getting the result of PREPARE + EXECUTE by using the cursor (for example, PREPARE stmt1FROM SELECT * FROM t WHERE a > ?; EXECUTE stmt1 USING @variable) #12392
    • Support tidb_enable_stmt_summary. When this feature is enabled, TiDB counts the SQL statements and the result can be queried by using the system table performance_schema.events_statements_summary_by_digest #12308
    • Adjust the level of some logs in tikv-client (for example, change the log level of batchRecvLoop fails from ERROR to INFO) #12383
  • DDL
    • Add the tidb_allow_remove_auto_inc variable. Dropping the AUTO INCREMENT attribute of the column is disabled by default #12145
    • Fix the issue that the uncommented TiDB-specific syntax PRE_SPLIT_REGIONS might cause errors in the downstream database during data replication #12120
    • Add the split-region-max-num variable in the configuration file so that the maximum allowable number of Regions is adjustable #12097
    • Support splitting a Region into multiple Regions and fix the timeout issue during Region scatterings #12343
    • Fix the issue that the drop index statement fails when the index that contains an AUTO_INCREMENT column referenced by two indexes #12344
  • Monitor
    • Add the connection_transient_failure_count monitoring metrics to count the number of gRPC connection errors in tikvclient #12093

TiKV

  • Raftstore
    • Fix the issue that Raftstore inaccurately counts the number of keys in empty Regions #5414
    • Support double linked list for RocksDB to improve the performance of reverse scan #5368
    • Support batch Region split command and empty split command to improve split performance #5470
  • Server
    • Fix the issue that the output format of the -V command is not consistent with the format of 2.X #5501
    • Upgrade Titan to the latest version in the 3.0 branch #5517
    • Upgrade grpcio to v0.4.5 #5523
    • Fix the issue of gRPC coredump and support shared memory to avoid OOM #5524
    • Fix the issue in TiKV that file descriptor leak in idle clusters might cause TiKV processes to exit abnormally when the processes run for a long time #5567
  • Storage
    • Support the txn_heart_beat API to make the pessimistic lock in TiDB consistent with that in MySQL as much as possible #5507
    • Fix the issue that the performance of point queries is low in some situations #5495 #5463

PD

  • Fix the issue that adjacent small Regions cannot be merged #1726
  • Fix the issue that the TLS enabling parameter in pd-ctl is invalid #1738
  • Fix the thread-safety issue that the PD operator is accidentally removed #1734
  • Support TLS for Region syncer #1739

Tools

  • TiDB Binlog
    • Add the worker-count and txn-batch configuration items in Reparo to control the recovery speed #746
    • Optimize the memory usage of Drainer to enhance the efficiency of simultaneous execution #737
  • TiDB Lightning
    • Fix the issue that re-importing data from checkpoint might cause TiDB Lightning to panic #237
    • Optimize the algorithm of AUTO_INCREMENT to reduce the risk of overflowing AUTO_INCREMENT columns #227

TiDB Ansible

  • Upgrade TiSpark to v2.2.0 #926
  • Update the default value of the TiDB configuration item pessimistic_txn to true #933
  • Add more system-level monitoring metrics to node_exporter #938
  • Add two perf tools iosnoop and funcslower in TiDB Ansible to better diagnose the cluster state #946
  • Replace the raw module to shell module to address the long waiting time in such situations as the password expires #949
  • Update the default value of the TiDB configuration item txn_local_latches to false
  • Optimize the monitoring metrics and alert rules of Grafana dashboard #962 #963 #969
  • Check the configuration file before the deployment and upgrade #934 #972