MariaDB MaxScale 22.08 Release Notes -- 2022-08-17

MariaDB MaxScale 22.08 Release Notes -- 2022-08-15

The versioning scheme for MaxScale releases has changed; the format of the version will be YY.MM.PATCH where YY is the last two digits of the year and MM is the month when the release was made. The PATCH is a number that is incremented whenever a maintenance release is made.

According to the old scheme, this MaxScale release would have been called 7 and the version number would have been 7.0.0.

Release 22.08.0 is a Beta release.

This document describes the changes in release 22.08, when compared to release 6.

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

Changed Features

MXS-2724 Expose memory usage information

maxctrl [list|show] session(s) now provides information about the memory usage of a session.

MXS-2882 Query Log All Filter

The log_data support a new value server that causes the server where a query was routed to be logged.

MXS-3490 Xpand Group Change

The Xpand monitor now handles group change explicitly, which leads to more robust behavior and less warnings/errors logged.

MXS-3605 Maximum number of routing threads

The maximum number of routing threads has been increased to 256 (was 100).

MXS-3619 Synchronizion of server states

When configuration synchronization is enabled, if the Maintenance or Drain state of a server is changed, it will affect all MaxScale instances. Earlier the state was local to a particular MaxScale instance.

MXS-3663 Causal Reads

Causal reads are now supported also in a multi-MaxScale environment. For more information, please see causal_reads.

MXS-3912 maxctrl list users

Now shows the last login of a user.

MXS-4067 Proxy Protocol

If proxy protocol is enabled, then MaxScale will use the proxy protocol also when it internally opens a connection to a server.

MXS-4145 Multi-MaxScale nosqlprotocol usage

It is now possible to use the nosqlprotocol protocol module also in a multi-MaxScale setup. Please see NoSQL Account Database for more information.

MXS-4192 Logging default

MaxScale no longer also logs to syslog by default. Specify syslog=true under the [maxscale] section to retain the old behavior.

Dropped Features

MariaDB Monitor

MariaDB-Monitor settings ignore_external_masters, detect_replication_lag detect_standalone_master, detect_stale_master and detect_stale_slave have been removed. The first two were ineffective, the latter three are replaced by master_conditions and slave_conditions.


The /v1/maxscale/tasks/ endpoint has been removed from the REST-API.

Database Firewall Filter

The dbfwfilter that was deprecated in MaxScale 6 has been removed in MaxScale 22.08.

Deprecated Features


The server parameter ssl_ca_cert has been renamed to ssl_ca and ssl_ca_cert has been deprecated. ssl_ca_cert is now an alias for ssl_ca and can still be used, but we suggest taking ssl_ca into use, as the support for ssl_ca_cert will at some point be dropped.


The server parameter admin_ssl_ca_cert has been renamed to admin_ssl_ca and admin_ssl_ca_cert has been deprecated. admin_ssl_ca_cert is now an alias for admin_ssl_ca and can still be used, but we suggest taking admin_ssl_ca into use, as the support for admin_ssl_ca_cert will at some point be dropped.

New Features

MXS-2347 Session restarting

Sessions can now be restarted, which will cause servers that have been added since the session was started to be taken into use.

MXS-2542 Rebuild server

MariaDBMonitor can use Mariabackup to clone the contents of a server.

MXS-3152 Kill session

Now possible to kill a session using maxctrl.

MXS-3217 ColumnStore commands

MariaDBMonitor can issue ColumnStore commands similar to CSMon.

MXS-3394 Query Rewrite

Filter which rewrites queries based on a query template. Please refer to rewritefilter documentation here.

MXS-3398 Auto tuning of configuration parameters

MaxScale is now capable of autonomously setting the value of some configuration parameters based upon the value of a configuration parameter of the server. For more information, please refer to auto_tune.

MXS-3982 TLS Certificate Reloading

Now possible to reload the TLS certificates of servers and listeners using maxctrl.

MXS-4010 Purging Avro log files

The avro router is now capable of purging old log files. For more information, please see max_data_age.

MXS-4041 REST API TSL Certificate Reloading

Note possible to reload the TLS certificats of the REST-API using maxctrl.

MXS-4052 Kafka Schema object

The sending of the JSON schema objects can now be disabled. For more information please see send_schema.


Numerous additions have been added and improvements made to MaxGUI. The most notable ones are listed here:

  • MXS-3216 Add Columnstore operations to MaxGUI
  • MXS-3642 Control replication with drag and drop in MaxGUI
  • MXS-3723 Save and Load .sql files in the Query Editor
  • MXS-3725 Allow storing query as snippets in the Query Editor
  • MXS-3783 User access control in MaxGUI
  • MXS-3853 Manage MaxScale users in MaxGUI
  • MXS-3918 Add stop query button in the Query Editor
  • MXS-4025 Multiple query tabs on the same worksheet
  • MXS-4087 Kill session in MaxGUI
  • MXS-4167 Show filter diagnostics in MaxGUI

Bug fixes

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 supported Linux distributions.

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. Further, the default branch is always the latest GA version of MaxScale.

The source code is available here.


Comments loading...
Content reproduced on this site is the property of its respective owners, and this content is not reviewed in advance by MariaDB. The views, information and opinions expressed by this content do not necessarily represent those of MariaDB or any other party.