22.2.3.4 INFORMATION_SCHEMA Plugins

INFORMATION_SCHEMA plugins enable the creation of tables containing server metadata that are exposed to users through the INFORMATION_SCHEMA database. For example, InnoDB uses INFORMATION_SCHEMA plugins to provide tables that contain information about current transactions and locks.

For more information about INFORMATION_SCHEMA plugins, see Section 22.2.4.6, “Writing INFORMATION_SCHEMA Plugins”.