This is the current development series. All features are at an early stage. Changes may happen at any time without prior notice. Please, do not use this version in production environments.
The documentation may not reflect all changes yet.
Won't fix: #66616 R/W split fails: QOS with mysqlnd_get_last_gtid with built-in MySQL GTID
This is not a bug in the plugins implementation but a server side feature limitation not considered and documented before. MySQL 5.6 built-in GTIDs cannot be used to ensure session consistency when reading from slaves in all cases. In the worst case the plugin will not consider using the slaves and fallback to using the master. There will be no wrong results but no benefit from doing GTID checks either.
Fixed #66064 - Random once load balancer ignoring weights
Due to a config parsing bug random load balancing has ignored node weights if, and only if, the sticky flag was set (random once).
Fixed #65496 - Wrong check for slave delay
The quality of service filter has erroneously ignored slaves that lag for zero (0) seconds if a any maximum lag had been set. Although a slave was not lagging behind, it was excluded from the load balancing list if a maximum age was set by the QoS filter. This was due to using the wrong comparison operator in the source of the filter.
Fixed #65408 - Compile failure with -Werror=format-security
Introduced automatic retry loop for transient errors and corresponding statistic to count the number of implicit retries. Some distributed database clusters use transient errors to hint a client to retry its operation in a bit. Most often, the client is then supposed to halt execution (sleep) for a short moment before retrying the desired operation. Immediately failing over to another node is not necessary in response to the error. Instead, a retry loop can be performed. Common situation when using MySQL Cluster.
Introduced most basic support for the MySQL Fabric High Availability and sharding framework.
Please, consider this pre-alpha quality. Both the server side framework and the client side code is supposed to work flawless considering the MySQL Fabric quickstart examples only. However, testing has not been performed to the level of prior plugin alpha releases. Either sides are moving targets, API changes may happen at any time without prior warning.
As this is work in progress, the manual may not yet reflect allow feature limitations and known bugs.
New statistics to monitor the Fabric XML RPC call sharding.lookup_servers: fabric_sharding_lookup_servers_success, fabric_sharding_lookup_servers_failure, fabric_sharding_lookup_servers_time_total, fabric_sharding_lookup_servers_bytes_total, fabric_sharding_lookup_servers_xml_failure.