OurSQL Episode 130: Retired Variables

This week we discuss deprecated, removed and ignored variables in MySQL 5.6. Ear Candy is about innodb_file_per_table enabled by default, and At the Movies is "Different MySQL Forks for Different MySQL Folks".

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Deprecated variables in MySQL 5.6
NOTE - When we say "use X instead", these are the recommendations we could find in the MySQL manual. We have not necessarily verified if it's a valid workaround or not.

Deprecated because they are unused:
innodb_version - innodb versions are not going to have separate version numbers from MySQL, so this variable isn't needed.

have_csv and
engine_condition_pushdown use the engine_condition_pushdown flag to optimizer_switch variable instead.
thread_concurrency - only used on Solaris. Use InnoDB variables to control how many read and write threads.

log - use general_log instead.
log_slow_queries use slow_query_log instead

INSERT DELAYED is deprecated in MySQL 5.6, as are all of its variables and corresponding commands.

Deprecated, but the functionality still exists or a better feature replaces it:
storage_engine - use default_storage_engine instead

master_retry_count, use CHANGE MASTER TO ... MASTER_RETRY_COUNT instead.

SHOW PROFILES is deprecated in MySQL 5.6. Use PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA instead.

innodb_additional_mem_pool_size - there are multiple innodb buffer pools, so this is no longer needed.

innodb_locks_unsafe_for_binlog - use READ COMMITTED instead, it is more flexible.

Changing functionality:
Automatic DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP and ON UPDATE CURRENT_TIMESTAMP assignations are deprecated. See the details of the new variable to control this, explicit_defaults_for_timestamp

ignore_builtin_innodb - MySQL 5.6 does not have a plugin for InnoDB, it always uses the default, so this variable is ignored.

Other deprecated variables:

Ear Candy
innodb_file_per_table enabled by default

Episode 36, which we talked about automatically putting innodb_file_per_table ON as the default

At the Movies
This week in At the Movies, we present the talk Sheeri did last week at Confoo entitled "Different MySQL Forks for Different Folks". There's a corresponding blog post with links"> to the websites mentioned in the talk, the PDF slides and the video itself. She explored why you'd use the different forks of MySQL and why you would not want to use them, including Drizzle, Oracle's MySQL, Percona's patch set, and MariaDB.

Where you can see us
Sheeri will present "MySQL backups" at Northeast LinuxFest in Cambridge, MA from March 16-17th. She will also be organizing Open Database Camp at the same time.

Gerry will be at the Seattle's April MySQL Meetup April Seattle MySQL Meetup We are going to have a workshop session during which one of our members is going to do a live howto. We're deciding on which tools to use for April and which ones in May. If you're in the Seattle area, we encourage you to volunteer to talk about how your company uses MySQL or propose a workshop topic that we will talk about during the meetup.

Sheeri will be at the Boston April MySQL Meetup group featuring John Zablocki, developer advocate, giving an "Intro to Couchbase: NoSQL Document Database for Interactive Applications".

Gerry will present a tutorial during the Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo from Monday, April 22 through Thursday April 25th. The tutorial is on Using TokuDB: A Guided Walk Through TokuDB Implementation. Many of the concepts apply to custom MySQL / MariaDB installations as well.

Gerry will also be attending LinuxFest Northwest in Bellingham, Washington Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th.

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