# Maatkit version 1417 released

Thanks again to all the great sponsors for my week of work on the kit!

This is the long-awaited “Baron worked on table sync” release. Hooray!

I have resolved all of the issues I was facing in getting a release out the door. I now have individual test suites on all the programs in the kit (some of them trivial, some not) as well as a comprehensive unit test suite on the shared code. This is properly integrated into the Makefile, so it won’t let me release when a test is broken. Yay!

I also found and solved a number of other issues, mostly minor, with other tools in the kit. Yippee!

But before we all celebrate too much, I want to say a word of caution: mk-table-sync is rebuilt from the ground up. That means I probably busted a bunch of things. One thing I know I broke: performance. It has two sync algorithms – Stream and Chunk – and Stream is not high performance, but Chunk can’t always be used. I personally advise you to run the tool with the --test option and make sure the table you’re syncing will not use the Stream algorithm if it is large. And if you are doubtful about bugs, as I am, you would do well not to touch the --execute option for critical data. Instead, use --print and save the output in a file, inspect the file, and then feed the file into mysql.

Also, please be aware that I threw away the old tool’s 99 useless, confusing command-line options and started over. Some of them are similar. Some of them are the same but now mean different things. In other words, assuming backwards compatibility is probably not a good idea! Don’t just upgrade and drop this tool in place (in case you had cron jobs running it, for example).

Performance will come back, better than ever. I promise. But for now, please help me find bugs, and report them via the project’s Sourceforge bug tracker. Also, I would like to encourage you to post in the project’s forums and/or mailing lists instead of blog comments (unless you just have comments) so they are easy for others to find. (No one will search my blog for help on this toolkit, I feel sure).

Changelog:

Changelog for mk-archiver:

2007-12-07: version 1.0.4

* Updated common code.

2007-12-07: version 1.0.6

* Updated common code.

Changelog for mk-duplicate-key-checker:

2007-12-07: version 1.1.3

* Updated common code.
* Corrected documentation.
* Added --engine and --ignoreengine options.

Changelog for mk-find:

2007-12-07: version 0.9.8

* Updated common code.

Changelog for mk-heartbeat:

2007-12-07: version 1.0.3

* Updated common code.
* Added --time, --interval and --skew options.
* The combination of sleep() and alarm() did not work on some systems.

Changelog for mk-parallel-dump:

2007-12-07: version 1.0.1

* Updated common code.

Changelog for mk-parallel-restore:

2007-12-07: version 1.0.1

* Updated common code.

Changelog for mk-query-profiler:

2007-12-07: version 1.1.7

* Updated common code.
* Servers without session variables crashed the tool (bug #1840320).
* The meaning of --innodb was reversed.

Changelog for mk-show-grants:

2007-12-07: version 1.0.6

* Updated common code.

Changelog for mk-slave-delay:

2007-12-07: version 1.0.3

* Updated common code.

Changelog for mk-slave-restart:

2007-12-07: version 1.0.3

* Updated common code.

Changelog for mk-table-checksum:

2007-12-07: version 1.1.21

* Updated common code.
* --chunksize was broken when no suffix given (bug #1845018).
* --replcheck replaces the --recursecheck option (bug #1841407).

Changelog for mk-table-sync:

2007-12-07: version 1.0.0

* Complete rewrite.
* Syncs multiple tables and servers
* Has no top-down or bottom-up algorithms
* Integrates with mk-table-checksum results
* Fixes many bugs, probably introduces new ones

Changelog for mk-visual-explain:

2007-12-07: version 1.0.5

* Updated common code.
* Queries of the form "... FROM (SELECT 1) AS X" crashed the tool.