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TiDB 5.0.2 Release Notes

Release date: June 10, 2021

TiDB version: 5.0.2

Compatibility Changes

  • Tools

    • TiCDC

      • Deprecate --sort-dir in the cdc cli changefeed command. Instead, users can set --sort-dir in the cdc server command. #1795

New Features

  • TiKV

    • Enable the Hibernate Region feature by default #10266


  • TiDB

    • Avoid frequently reading the mysql.stats_histograms table if the cached statistics is up-to-date to avoid high CPU usage #24317
  • TiKV

    • BR now supports the S3-compatible storage using the virtual-host addressing mode #10243
    • Support the back pressure for TiCDC's scan speed #10151
    • Reduce the memory usage of TiCDC's initial scan #10133
    • Improve the cache hit ratio of the TiCDC's Old Value feature in the pessimistic transaction #10089
    • Split Regions more evenly to mitigate the issue that the growth of Region size exceeds the splitting speed when there are hotspot writes #9785
  • TiFlash

    • Optimize the table lock to prevent DDL jobs and data reads from blocking each other
    • Support casting the INTEGER or REAL type to REAL type
  • Tools

    • TiCDC

      • Add monitoring metrics for the table memory consumption #1885
      • Optimize the memory and CPU usages during the sorting stage #1863
      • Delete some useless log information that might cause user confusion #1759
    • Backup & Restore (BR)

      • Clarify some ambiguous error messages #1132
      • Support checking the cluster version of a backup #1091
      • Support backing up and restoring system tables in the mysql schema #1143 #1078
    • Dumpling

      • Fix the issue that no error is output when a backup operation fails #280

Bug Fixes

  • TiDB

    • Fix the panic issue caused by using the prefix index and index join in some cases #24547 #24716 #24717
    • Fix the issue that the prepared plan cache of point get is incorrectly used by the point get statement in the transaction #24741
    • Fix the issue of writing the wrong prefix index value when the collation is ascii_bin or latin1_bin #24569
    • Fix the issue that the ongoing transaction might be interrupted by the GC worker #24591
    • Fix a bug that the point query might get wrong on the clustered index when new-collation is enabled but new-row-format is disabled #24541
    • Refactor the conversion of partition keys for shuffle hash join #24490
    • Fix the panic issue that occurs when building the plan for queries that contain the HAVING clause #24045
    • Fix the issue that the column pruning improvement causes the Apply and Join operators' results to go wrong #23887
    • Fix a bug that the primary lock fallen back from async commit cannot be resolved #24384
    • Fix a GC issue of statistics that might cause duplicated fm-sketch records #24357
    • Avoid unnecessary pessimistic rollback when the pessimistic locking receives the ErrKeyExists error #23799
    • Fix the issue that numeric literals cannot be recognized when the sql_mode contains ANSI_QUOTES #24429
    • Forbid statements such as INSERT INTO table PARTITION (<partitions>) ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE to read data from non-listed partitions #24746
    • Fix the potential index out of range error when a SQL statement contains both GROUP BY and UNION #24281
    • Fix the issue that the CONCAT function incorrectly handles the collation #24296
    • Fix the issue that the collation_server global variable does not take effect in new sessions #24156
  • TiKV

    • Fix a TiCDC OOM issue caused by reading old values #9996 #9981
    • Fix the issue of empty value in the secondary index for the clustered primary key column when collation is latin1_bin #24548
    • Add the abort-on-panic configuration, which allows TiKV to generate the core dump file when panic occurs. Users still need to correctly configure the environment to enable core dump #10216
    • Fix the performance regression issue of point get queries that occurs when TiKV is not busy #10046
  • PD

    • Fix the issue that the PD Leader re-election is slow when there are many stores #3697
    • Fix the panic issue that occurs when removing the evict leader scheduler from a non-existent store #3660
    • Fix the issue that the statistics are not updated after offline peers are merged #3611
  • TiFlash

    • Fix the issue of incorrect results when cloning shared delta index concurrently
    • Fix the potential issue that TiFlash fails to restart with incomplete data
    • Fix the issue that old dm files are not removed automatically
    • Fix the potential panic that occurs when the Compaction Filter feature is enabled
    • Fix the potential issue that ExchangeSender sends duplicated data
    • Fix the issue that TiFlash cannot resolve the lock fallen back from async commit
    • Fix the issue of incorrect results returned when the casted result of the TIMEZONE type contains the TIMESTAMP type
    • Fix the TiFlash panic issue that occurs during Segment Split
    • Fix the issue that the execution information about the non-root MPP task is not accurate
  • Tools

    • TiCDC

      • Fix the issue that the time zone information is lost in the Avro output #1712
      • Support cleaning up stale temporary files in Unified Sorter and forbid sharing the sort-dir directory #1742
      • Fix a deadlock bug in the KV client that occurs when many stale Regions exist #1599
      • Fix the wrong help information in the --cert-allowed-cn flag #1697
      • Revert the update for explicit_defaults_for_timestamp which requires the SUPER privilege when replicating data to MySQL #1750
      • Support the sink flow control to reduce the risk of memory overflow #1840
      • Fix a bug that the replication task might stop when moving a table #1828
      • Fix the issue that the TiKV GC safe point is blocked due to the stagnation of TiCDC changefeed checkpoint #1759
    • Backup & Restore (BR)

      • Fix the issue that the DELETE events are lost during the log restore #1063
      • Fix a bug that causes BR to send too many useless RPC requests to TiKV #1037
      • Fix the issue that no error is output when a backup operation fails #1043
    • TiDB Lightning

      • Fix the issue of TiDB Lightning panic that occurs when generating KV data #1127
      • Fix the issue that TiDB Lightning in the TiDB-backend mode cannot load any data when the autocommit is disabled #1104
      • Fix a bug that the batch split Region fails due to the total key size exceeding the raft entry limit during the data import #969
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