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Need Help Starting MySQL!

Need Help Starting MySQL!

Need Help Starting MySQL!

The other day, mysql died on my system for no apparent reason. When I reboot
the machine, based on the script in /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysql, mysql should
start up and it does --somewhat.

Here's the message I get:

[root@myserver mysql]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysql start
[root@myserver mysql]# Starting mysqld daemon with databases from

And it shows up in the process list below...
root      5340  0.0  0.3  1668  828 pts/0    S    21:23   0:00 sh
mysql     5365  0.0  0.4  3308 1176 pts/0    S    21:23   0:00
mysql     5366  0.0  0.4  3308 1176 pts/0    S    21:23   0:00
mysql     5367  0.0  0.4  3308 1176 pts/0    S    21:23   0:00

And it logs it to my /usr/var/mysql/server.log as:

/usr/sbin/mysqld, Version: 3.23.21-beta-log, started with:
Tcp port: 3306  Unix socket: /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
Time                 Id Command    Argument

But any commands I send to mysql or mysqladmin hangup and nothing ever
happens. I then have to kill -9 to force it to stop.

So now I manually go in and start it, as root with safe_mysqld. Here's what
I get:

[root@myserver mysql]# safe_mysqld
kill 4212: No such process
Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /usr/var/mysql
mysqld daemon ended

It tries to kill a process, but there is no process in the list!

This seems to start it, but then, any commands I send to it just hang the

If I just try to run mysql from command line I get this:

[root@myserver mysql]# mysql
ERROR 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
ysql.sock' (111)

One other thing -- if I try to stop mysql, with:

[root@myserver /etc]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysql stop
Killing mysqld with pid 9024
Wait for mysqld to exit\c

It never stops it, just gives up waiting.

One thing I have to consider is some recent DNS work I did. Is it possible
DNS could cause these problems?

I'm really at a loss here. Any help is greatly appreciated.



RE: Need Help Starting MySQL!

How can y use several harddisks for a mysql database in linux?
I have two hard disks and one is getting out of space becuase the database is loading a lot of information, how can i tell mysql to save data start saving data in the other disk?

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