Release Notes for MariaDB MaxScale 2.5.17


MariaDB MaxScale is an advanced database proxy, firewall, and query router.

MariaDB MaxScale 2.5.17 was released on 2021-12-13. This release is of General Availability (GA) maturity.

Issues Fixed

  • MaxScale unconditionally loads global options from /etc/maxscale.cnf.d/maxscale.cnf (MXS-3885)

  • test_kafkacdc fails in 2.5. (MXS-3872)

  • Kerberos tests are skipped in 2.5. (MXS-3871)

  • The pam_authentication_2fa test fails very often. (MXS-3870)

  • Core dumps from system-tests (meta bug). (MXS-3858)

  • Pinloki initial gtid scan incorrectly reads entire files. (MXS-3857)

  • Errors with causal_reads and read-only transactions. (MXS-3856)

  • Sending binlog events is inefficient. (MXS-3845)

  • Document privileges required for procs_priv system table. (MXS-3832)

  • Allow maintenance mode to be set on Galera cluster master. (MXS-3826)

  • Allow symbolic link for path to directory /usr/share/maxscale/gui (MXS-3824)

  • The location of the GUI web directory isn't documented. (MXS-3817)

  • Queries are not always counted as reads with router_options=slave (MXS-3816)

  • MaxScale crashes. (MXS-3815)

  • MaxScale's rpl_state is empty. (MXS-3814)

  • SQL_MODE parsing sometimes fails. (MXS-3810)

  • When MariaDBMonitor acquires lock majority, the log message gives the impression that auto_failover is enabled even when it is not configured. (MXS-3809)

  • Unexpected internal state with read-only cursor and result with one row. (MXS-3801)

  • Not enough information in server state change messages. (MXS-3800)

  • session_track_trx_state set to true causes incorrect routing of SELECT (MXS-3782)


In alignment to the MariaDB Corporation Engineering Policy, MariaDB MaxScale 2.5.17 is provided for:

  • CentOS 7 (x86_64)

  • Debian 9 (x86_64, ARM64)

  • Debian 10 (x86_64, ARM64)

  • Debian 11 (x86_64, ARM64)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (x86_64)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (x86_64, ARM64)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (x86_64, ARM64)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 (x86_64, ARM64)

  • Ubuntu 18.04 (x86_64, ARM64)

  • Ubuntu 20.04 (x86_64, ARM64)