Plan to remove sql-bench from MySQL 5.7

In the MySQL team, we are planning to remove sql-bench from the MySQL 5.7 sources.

As the README file denotes, SQL Bench is a benchmark utility that supports MySQL 3.20 and 3.21, PostgreSQL 6.#, mSQL 2.# and Solid Server 2.2. It has not been well maintained for recent versions, and we are no longer using it internally as part of our testing process.

Our aim in making this change is to:

  • Improve the manageability of our git repository by reducing its size.
  • By keeping unmaintained code bundled with MySQL, it can lead users into negative impressions of our product. We have worked very hard at improving stability, and want to remove lurking pitfalls for our users.

The source code to sql-bench will remain in the 5.6 and earlier source trees.

Will you be affected by this change? Please get in touch!

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morgo

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.

  • http://databaseblog.myname.nl/ DaniĆ«l van Eeden

    I think it makes sense to remove it from the mysql-server repo (for 5.7+). It could be moved to it's own repo and then have a separate release schedule. It looks very dated, so without a big update it is not very useful.

  • Mark Callaghan

    It is useful to me. I agree it doesn't need to be in the MySQL repo but I hope it remains in some repo and continues to be used by the community. The official MySQL tests tend to be limited to one storage engine.