It contains the following columns:
|PLUGIN_NAME||Name of the plugin.|
|PLUGIN_VERSION||Version from the plugin's general type descriptor.|
|PLUGIN_STATUS||Plugin status, one of |
|PLUGIN_TYPE||Plugin type; |
|PLUGIN_TYPE_VERSION||Version from the plugin's type-specific descriptor.|
|PLUGIN_LIBRARY||Plugin's shared object file name, located in the directory specified by the plugin_dir system variable, and used by the INSTALL PLUGIN and UNINSTALL PLUGIN statements. NULL if the plugin is complied in and cannot be uninstalled.|
|PLUGIN_LIBRARY_VERSION||Version from the plugin's API interface.|
|PLUGIN_AUTHOR||Author of the plugin.|
|LOAD_OPTION||How the plugin was loaded; one of |
|PLUGIN_MATURITY||Plugin's maturity level; one of |
|PLUGIN_AUTH_VERSION||Plugin's version as determined by the plugin author. An example would be '0.99 beta 1'.|
It provides a superset of the information shown by the SHOW PLUGINS SONAME statement, as well as the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.PLUGINS table. For specific information about storage engines (a particular type of plugin), see the Information Schema ENGINES table and the
SHOW ENGINES statement.
The table is not a standard Information Schema table, and is a MariaDB extension.