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TiDB 4.0.8 Release Notes

Release date: October 30, 2020

TiDB version: 4.0.8

New Features

  • TiDB

    • Support the new aggregate function APPROX_PERCENTILE #20197
  • TiFlash

    • Support pushing down CAST functions
  • Tools

    • TiCDC

      • Support snapshot-level consistent replication #932


  • TiDB

    • Prioritize low-selectivity indexes in the greedy search procedure of Selectivity() #20154
    • Record more RPC runtime information in Coprocessor runtime statistics #19264
    • Speed up parsing the slow log to improve query performance #20556
    • Wait for timeout execution plans during the plan binding stage to record more debug information when the SQL optimizer is verifying potential new plans #20530
    • Add the execution retry time in the slow log and the slow query result #20495 #20494
    • Add the table_storage_stats system table #20431
    • Add the RPC runtime statistical information for the INSERT/UPDATE/REPLACE statement #20430
    • Add the operator information in the result of EXPLAIN FOR CONNECTION #20384
    • Adjust the TiDB error log to the DEBUG level for the client connection/disconnection activities #20321
    • Add monitoring metrics for Coprocessor Cache #20293
    • Add the runtime information of pessimistic lock keys #20199
    • Add two extra sections of time consumption information in the runtime information and trace span #20187
    • Add the runtime information of transaction commit in the slow log #20185
    • Disable the index merge join #20599
    • Add the ISO 8601 and timezone supports for temporal string literals #20670
  • TiKV

    • Add the Fast-Tune panel page to assist performance diagnostics #8804
    • Add the security.redact-info-log configuration item, which redacts user data from logs #8746
    • Reformat the metafile of error codes #8877
    • Enable dynamically changing the pessimistic-txn.pipelined configuration #8853
    • Enable the memory profiling features by default #8801
  • PD

    • Generate the metafile of errors #3090
    • Add the additional information for the operator #3009
  • TiFlash

    • Add monitoring metrics of Raft logs
    • Add monitoring metrics of memory usage for cop tasks
    • Make the min/max index more accurate when data is deleted
    • Improve query performance in the case of a small data volume
    • Add the errors.toml file to support the standard error code
  • Tools

    • Backup and Restore (BR)

      • Speed up the restore process by pipelining split and ingest #427
      • Support manually restoring PD schedulers #530
      • Use pause schedulers instead of remove schedulers #551
    • TiCDC

      • Print statistics in MySQL sink periodically #1023
    • Dumpling

      • Support dumpling data directly to S3 storages #155
      • Support dumping views #158
      • Support dumping the table that only contains generated columns #166
    • TiDB Lightning

      • Support multi-byte CSV delimiters and separators #406
      • Speed up the restore process by disabling some PD schedulers #408
      • Use the GC-TTL API for checksum GC safepoint in the v4.0 cluster to avoid the GC error #396

Bug Fixes

  • TiDB

    • Fix the unexpected panic that occurs when using partitioned tables #20565
    • Fix the wrong result of outer join when filtering the outer side using index merge join #20427
    • Fix the issue that the NULL value is returned when converting data to the BIT type if the data is too long #20363
    • Fix the corrupted default value for the BIT type column #20340
    • Fix the overflow error that might occur when converting the BIT type to the INT64 type #20312
    • Fix the possible wrong result of the propagate column optimization for the hybrid type column #20297
    • Fix the panic that might occur when storing outdated plans from the plan cache #20246
    • Fix the bug that the returned result is mistakenly truncated if FROM_UNIXTIME and UNION ALL are used together #20240
    • Fix the issue that wrong results might be returned when the Enum type value is converted to the Float type #20235
    • Fix the possible panic of RegionStore.accessStore #20210
    • Fix the wrong result returned when sorting the maximum unsigned integer in BatchPointGet #20205
    • Fix the bug that the coercibilities of Enum and Set are wrong #20364
    • Fix an issue of ambiguous YEAR conversion #20292
    • Fix the issue of wrong reported result that occurs when the KV duration panel contains store0 #20260
    • Fix the issue that the Float type data is mistakenly inserted regardless of the out of range error #20252
    • Fix the bug that the generated column does not handle bad NULL values #20216
    • Fix the inaccurate error information for the YEAR type data that is out of range #20170
    • Fix the unexpected invalid auto-id error that might occur during the pessimistic transaction retry #20134
    • Fix the issue that the constraint is not checked when using ALTER TABLE to change the Enum/Set type #20046
    • Fix the wrong runtime information of cop tasks recorded when multiple operators are used for concurrency #19947
    • Fix the issue that read-only system variables cannot be explicitly selected as the session variables #19944
    • Fix the issue that the duplicate ORDER BY condition might cause sub-optimal execution plans #20333
    • Fix the issue that the generated metric profile might fail if the font size exceeds the maximum allowable value #20637
  • TiKV

    • Fix the bug that the mutex conflict in encryption causes pd-worker to process heartbeats slowly #8869
    • Fix the issue that the memory profile is mistakenly generated #8790
    • Fix the failure to back up databases on GCS when the storage class is specified #8763
    • Fix the bug that a learner cannot find a leader when the Region is restarted or newly split #8864
  • PD

    • Fix a bug that Key Visualizer of TiDB Dashboard might cause PD panic in some cases #3096
    • Fix the bug that PD might panic if a PD store is down for more than 10 minutes #3069
  • TiFlash

    • Fix the issue of wrong timestamp in the log message
    • Fix the issue that during the multi-disk TiFlash deployment, the wrong capacity causes the creation of TiFlash replicas to fail
    • Fix the bug that TiFlash might throw errors about broken data files after restart
    • Fix the issue that broken files might be left on disk after TiFlash crashes
    • Fix the bug that it might take a long time to wait for index during learner reads if the proxy cannot catch up with the latest Raft lease information
    • Fix the bug that the proxy writes too much Region state information to the key-value engine while replaying the outdated Raft log
  • Tools

    • Backup and Restore (BR)

      • Fix the send on closed channel panic during restore #559
    • TiCDC

      • Fix the unexpected exit caused by the failure to update the GC safepoint #979
      • Fix the issue that the task status is unexpectedly flushed because of the incorrect mod revision cache #1017
      • Fix the unexpected empty Maxwell messages #978
    • TiDB Lightning

      • Fix the issue of wrong column information #420
      • Fix the infinity loop that occurs when retrying to get Region information in the local mode #418

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