Type: New Feature
Affects Version/s: 5.5.x, 5.6.x, 5.7.x, 8.0.x
The max_binlog_files feature wasn't thought through well enough and has
a couple of important drawbacks:
- it is inconsistent with a similar variable for relay logs
(--relay-log-space-limit). It's reasonable to implement a similar
variable for binary logs with the same semantics.
- max_binlog_files is hard (and sometimes dangerous) to use in practice,
because server restarts and FLUSH LOGS make the server start new
files, rendering the variable useless from the user perspective.
We should deprecate max_binlog_files and introduce max_binlog_space
(binlog_space_limit?) that would obsolete max_binlog_files.
5.7 will have an upgrade path from that (both max_binlog_files and binlog_space_limit)
8.0 will have only binlog_space_limit