Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 472222
Mysqld first start timeouting when using InnoDB data files
Last modified: 2013-07-02 23:20:12 EDT
Description of problem:
When in my.cnf is set something like:
innodb_data_file_path = ibdata1:2000M;ibdata2:10M:autoextend
The first start of mysqld takes a long time because these files need to be created. The STARTTIMEOUT of 30 seconds set in /etc/init.d/mysqld is too low for this, so the script fails.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install mysql
2. echo "innodb_data_file_path = ibdata1:2000M;ibdata2:10M:autoextend" >> /etc/my.cnf
3. service mysqld start
Maybe integrate a mechanism that mysqld gets more time when it starts the first time?
This failure seems fairly cosmetic to me --- the database will start anyway, you just get a gripe in the system log. So I'm not excited about putting a lot of effort into avoiding it. But it would be easy enough to just increase STARTTIMEOUT. Do you think 60 seconds is enough?
The problem is that the script exits before the database is ready. If another service is started after mysql which needs a running database it will also get in trouble. But I think increasing STARTTIMEOUT is a good step.. we have already worked around the problem.
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