MariaDB MaxScale 2.1.5 Release Notes -- 2017-07-31

MariaDB MaxScale 2.1.5 Release Notes -- 2017-07-31

Release 2.1.5 is a GA release.

This document describes the changes in release 2.1.5, when compared to release 2.1.4.

If you are upgrading from release 2.0, please also read the following release notes: 2.1.4 2.1.3 2.1.2 2.1.1 2.1.0

For any problems you encounter, please consider submitting a bug report at Jira.

Changed Features

SSL CA Certificates

Before MaxScale 2.1.5, MaxScale would only use the first certificate file found in the CA certificate file. In MaxScale 2.1.5, the first certificate is loaded and the rest of the certificates on the file are stored in the chain store.

This change should not cause any changes in MaxScale's behavior.


The galeramon parameter root_node_as_master is now disabled by default. The option should be enabled when it is of great importance to know that all MaxScale instances treat a shared Galera cluster in the same way.


Starting with MaxScale 2.1.5, the schemarouter will prioritize the current database over an explicit database if tables in the the current database are used in a query.


The function type rule will now accept backtick quoted values. This allows keywords such as insert and function to be used as values for a function rule.

New Features


A new parameter for the schemarouter was added that allows deterministic resolution of database mapping conflicts (i.e. the database exists on more than one backend server).

The new preferred_server parameter takes a server name as its value. If a database mapping conflict occurs, the server given as the parameter will have preference. In practice, this means that databases on a central server can be replicated to the shards for doing JOINs but writes to the replicate database will still go to the central database.

Bug fixes

Here is a list of bugs fixed in MaxScale 2.1.5.

  • MXS-1335 root_node_as_master should not be enabled by default
  • MXS-1330 insertstream attempts to parse all buffers
  • MXS-1329 Using filters with SSL and keep alive can cause errors
  • MXS-1328 Strange behavior with routes between master / slaves
  • MXS-1326 Upgrade error on Ubuntu Xenial
  • MXS-1324 MaxScale 2.1.4 compiled without the avrorouter?
  • MXS-1323 Maxscale2.1.3 coredump
  • MXS-1319 Maxscale selecting extra whitespace while loading users
  • MXS-1318 Use SSL_CTX_use_certificate_chain_file in Maxscale to use CA signed certificates
  • MXS-1316 error using Kafka with binlog router
  • MXS-1313 Character set is not updated if servers are down
  • MXS-1312 Rule with only on_queries do not work
  • MXS-1311 Function type rule that blocks function results in syntax error
  • MXS-1310 schemarouter ignores local copy of duplicate schemas on JOIN
  • MXS-1309 ALTER TABLE detection is broken
  • MXS-1285 cannot stat `/usr/share/maxscale/upstart/maxscale.conf': No such file or directory

Known Issues and Limitations

There are some limitations and known issues within this version of MaxScale. For more information, please refer to the Limitations document.


RPM and Debian packages are provided for the Linux distributions supported by MariaDB Enterprise.

Packages can be downloaded here.

Source Code

The source code of MaxScale is tagged at GitHub with a tag, which is identical with the version of MaxScale. For instance, the tag of version X.Y.Z of MaxScale is maxscale-X.Y.Z.

The source code is available here.


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