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TiDB 5.3.1 Release Notes

Release Date: March 3, 2022

TiDB version: 5.3.1

Compatibility changes

  • Tools

    • TiDB Lightning

      • Change the default value of regionMaxKeyCount from 1_440_000 to 1_280_000, to avoid too many empty Regions after data import #30018


  • TiDB

    • Optimize the mapping logic of user login mode to make the logging more MySQL-compatible #30450
  • TiKV

    • Reduce the TiCDC recovery time by reducing the number of the Regions that require the Resolve Locks step #11993
    • Speed up the Garbage Collection (GC) process by increasing the write batch size when performing GC to Raft logs #11404
    • Update the proc filesystem (procfs) to v0.12.0 #11702
  • PD

    • Optimize the content format of the DR_STATE file #4341
  • Tools

    • TiCDC

      • Expose configuration parameters of the Kafka producer to make them configurable in TiCDC #4385
      • Add a pre-cleanup process upon TiCDC startup if S3 is used as backend storage #3878
      • The TiCDC client works when no certificate name is specified #3627
      • Manage sink checkpoints per table to avoid unexpected advance of checkpoint timestamps #3545
      • Add the exponential backoff mechanism for restarting a changefeed. #3329
      • Change the default value of Kafka Sink partition-num to 3 so that TiCDC distributes messages across Kafka partitions more evenly #3337
      • Reduce the count of "EventFeed retry rate limited" logs #4006
      • Set the default value of max-message-bytes to 10M #4041
      • Add more Prometheus and Grafana monitoring metrics and alerts, including no owner alert, mounter row, table sink total row, and buffer sink total row #4054 #1606
      • Reduce the time for the KV client to recover when a TiKV store is down #3191
    • TiDB Lightning

      • Refine the output message of the precheck to make it more user-friendly when the local disk space check fails #30395

Bug fixes

  • TiDB

    • Fix the issue that date_format in TiDB handles '\n' in a MySQL-incompatible way #32232
    • Fix the issue that alter column set default wrongly updates the table schema #31074
    • Fix a bug that tidb_super_read_only is not automatically enabled when tidb_restricted_read_only is enabled #31745
    • Fix the issue that the greatest or least function with collation gets a wrong result #31789
    • Fix the MPP task list empty error when executing a query #31636
    • Fix wrong results of index join caused by an innerWorker panic #31494
    • Fix wrong query results after changing the column type from FLOAT to DOUBLE #31372
    • Fix the invalid transaction error when executing a query using index lookup join #30468
    • Fix wrong query results due to the optimization of Order By #30271
    • Fix the issue that the configurations of MaxDays and MaxBackups do not take effect on the slow log #25716
    • Fix the issue that executing the INSERT ... SELECT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE statement gets panic #28078
  • TiKV

    • Fix the panic issue caused by deleting snapshot files when the peer status is Applying #11746
    • Fix the issue of QPS drop when flow control is enabled and level0_slowdown_trigger is set explicitly #11424
    • Fix the panic issue that occurs when the cgroup controller is not mounted #11569
    • Fix the issue that the latency of Resolved TS increases after TiKV stops operating #11351
    • Fix a bug that TiKV cannot delete a range of data (unsafe_destroy_range cannot be executed) when the GC worker is busy #11903
    • Fix the issue that destroying a peer might cause high latency #10210
    • Fix a bug that the any_value function returns a wrong result when regions are empty #11735
    • Fix the issue that deleting an uninitialized replica might cause an old replica to be recreated #10533
    • Fix the metadata corruption issue when Prepare Merge is triggered after a new election is finished but the isolated peer is not informed #11526
    • Fix the deadlock issue that happens occasionally when coroutines run too fast #11549
    • Fix the issue that a down TiKV node causes the resolved timestamp to lag #11351
    • Fix the issue that batch messages are too large in Raft client implementation #9714
    • Fix a panic issue that occurs when Region merge, ConfChange, and Snapshot happen at the same time in extreme conditions #11475
    • Fix the issue that TiKV cannot detect the memory lock when TiKV performs a reverse table scan #11440
    • Fix the issue that RocksDB flush or compaction causes panic when the disk capacity is full #11224
    • Fix a bug that tikv-ctl cannot return the correct Region-related information #11393
    • Fix the issue that the average latency of the by-instance gRPC requests is inaccurate in TiKV metrics #11299
  • PD

    • Fix a bug that the scheduling process has the unnecessary JointConsensus steps in certain cases #4362
    • Fix a bug that the scheduling cannot be executed when demoting a voter directly #4444
    • Fix a data race issue that occurs when updating the configuration of the replication mode of replicas #4325
    • Fix a bug that the Read lock is not released in certain cases #4354
    • Fix the issue that the cold hotspot data cannot be deleted from the hotspot statistics #4390
  • TiFlash

    • Fix the issue that cast(arg as decimal(x,y)) returns a wrong result when the input argument arg overflows the range of decimal(x,y)
    • Fix the TiFlash crash issue that occurs when max_memory_usage and max_memory_usage_for_all_queries are enabled
    • Fix the issue that cast(string as real) returns a wrong result
    • Fix the issue that cast(string as decimal) returns a wrong result
    • Fix potential data inconsistency after altering a primary key column to a larger int data type
    • Fix the bug that when in has multiple arguments in the statements like select (arg0, arg1) in (x,y), in returns a wrong result
    • Fix the issue that TiFlash might panic when an MPP query is stopped
    • Fix the issue that str_to_date returns a wrong result when the input argument has leading zeros
    • Fix the issue that the query returns a wrong result when the filter is in the where <string> format
    • Fix the issue that cast(string as datetime) returns a wrong result when the input argument string is in the %Y-%m-%d\n%H:%i:%s format
  • Tools

    • Backup & Restore (BR)

      • Fix the potential issue that Regions might be unevenly distributed after a restore operation is finished #31034
    • TiCDC

      • Fix a bug that long varchars report an error Column length too big #4637
      • Fix a bug that a TiCDC node exits abnormally when a PD leader is killed #4248
      • Fix the issue that execution errors of the update statement in safemode may cause the DM-worker panic #4317
      • Fix the issue that cached region metric of the TiKV client may be negative #4300
      • Fix the bug that HTTP API panics when the required processor information does not exist #3840
      • Fix a bug that redo logs are not cleaned up when removing a paused changefeed #4740
      • Fix OOM in container environments #1798
      • Fix a bug that stopping a loading task results in unexpected transfer of the task #3771
      • Fix the issue that wrong progress is returned for the query-status command on loader #3252
      • Fix the issue that HTTP API fails to work if there are TiCDC nodes of different versions in a cluster #3483
      • Fix the issue that TiCDC exits abnormally when the S3 storage is configured with TiCDC Redo Log #3523
      • Fix the issue that default values cannot be replicated #3793
      • Fix a bug that MySQL sink generates duplicated replace SQL statements if batch-replace-enable is disabled #4501
      • Fix the issue that syncer metrics are updated only when querying the status #4281
      • Fix the issue that mq sink write row does not have monitoring data #3431
      • Fix the issue that replication cannot be performed when min.insync.replicas is smaller than replication-factor #3994
      • Fix the issue that mq sink write row does not have monitoring data #3431
      • Fix the potential panic issue that occurs when a replication task is removed #3128
      • Fix the potential issue that the deadlock causes a replication task to get stuck #4055
      • Fix the TiCDC panic issue that occurs when manually cleaning the task status in etcd #2980
      • Fix the issue that special comments in DDL statements cause the replication task to stop #3755
      • Fix the issue of replication stop caused by the incorrect configuration of config.Metadata.Timeout #3352
      • Fix the issue that the service cannot be started because of a timezone issue in some RHEL releases #3584
      • Fix the issue that stopped changefeeds resume automatically after a cluster upgrade #3473
      • Fix the issue that default values cannot be replicated #3793
      • Fix the issue of overly frequent warnings caused by MySQL sink deadlock #2706
      • Fix the bug that the enable-old-value configuration item is not automatically set to true on Canal and Maxwell protocols #3676
      • Fix the issue that Avro sink does not support parsing JSON type columns #3624
      • Fix the negative value error in the changefeed checkpoint lag #3010
    • TiDB Data Migration (DM)

      • Fix a bug that the relay status in the DM-master is wrong after restarting the DM-master and DM-worker in a particular order #3478
      • Fix a bug that the DM-worker fails to boot up after a restart #3344
      • Fix a bug that a DM task fails if running a PARTITION DDL takes too long time #3854
      • Fix a bug that DM may report invalid sequence when upstream is MySQL 8.0 #3847
      • Fix a bug of data loss when DM does finer grained retry #3487
      • Fix the issue that the CREATE VIEW statement interrupts data replication #4173
      • Fix the issue the schema needs to be reset after a DDL statement is skipped #4177
    • TiDB Lightning

      • Fix the bug that TiDB Lightning may not delete the metadata schema when some import tasks do not contain source files #28144
      • Fix the bug that TiDB Lightning returns an error if the storage URL prefix is "gs://xxx", instead of "gcs://xxx" #32742
      • Fix the issue that setting --log-file="-" does not print any log to stdout #29876
      • Fix the issue that TiDB Lightning does not report errors when the S3 storage path does not exist #30709

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