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!