Bug #73744 rbr_exec_mode is not documented
Submitted: 27 Aug 2014 16:24 Modified: 10 Oct 2014 16:06
Reporter: Jaime Crespo (OCA) Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.7 OS:Any
Assigned to: David Moss CPU Architecture:Any

[27 Aug 2014 16:24] Jaime Crespo
rbr_exec_mode, present as a global and session variable on MySQL 5.7.4 is not documented on the release notes nor on http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/mysqld-option-tables.html (and equivalent places). I run into this when doing a diff between the configuration options of 5.6 and 5.7: http://dbahire.com/changes-in-configuration-of-global-variables-between-mysql-5-6-20-and-m... 

How to repeat:
Search for rbr_exec_mode on the release notes for MySQL 5.7 or its server variables reference. 

There are mentions of the IDEMPOTENT mode (here for NDB http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/replication-options-slave.html#sysvar_slave_exec_mo... and http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/news-5-7-0.html for mysqlbinlog) but I only found the variable rbr_exec_mode documented on this developer blog: http://geek.rohitkalhans.com/2013/05/mysqlbinlog-idemmpotent-mode.html

Suggested fix:
Check when it was really added, add an entry on the release notes and document its usage on the server variables reference.
[27 Aug 2014 18:27] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report.
[10 Oct 2014 16:06] David Moss
Thanks for your feedback, this is now documented as follows:

This variable switches the server between IDEMPOTENT mode and STRICT mode. IDEMPOTENT mode causes suppression of duplicate-key and no-key-found errors. This mode is useful when replaying a row-based binary log on a server that causes conflicts with existing data. mysqlbinlog uses this mode when you set the --idempotent option by writing the following to the output: