Changing my blog to use MySQL 5.7 proposed defaults

In my recent blog post, I announced a set of proposed changes to defaults for MySQL 5.7.

I'm now using these settings on my WordPress blog, which is powered by MyQL 5.7.5. The supplimental config file comes from my GitHub project called mysql-compatibility-config.

Here were the steps required:

[root@mysqldb2 ~]# cd /etc
[root@mysqldb2 etc]# wget
--2015-01-23 12:29:00--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]
Saving to: ‘mysql-57-proposed.cnf’

    [ <=>                                                                                                                                        ] 34,049      --.-K/s   in 0.01s

2015-01-23 12:29:00 (3.26 MB/s) - ‘mysql-57-proposed.cnf’ saved [34049]

[root@mysqldb2 etc]# vi /etc/my.cnf
# Add a line to !include /etc/mysql-57-proposed.cnf
[root@mysqldb2 etc]# service mysqld restart
Redirecting to /bin/systemctl restart  mysqld.service

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I joined MySQL AB in 2006, left, and am now back at Oracle working on the MySQL team. I've also worked at Percona and InPowered.