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Description of problem:
one can run /etc/init.d/mysqld start and since it backgrounds the safe_mysqld
process and doesn't do any mysqladmin pinging, the server isn't guaranteed to
have started. this causes problems if steps soon after the server (re)start
depend upon it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run /etc/init.d/mysqld restart
2. try to make a mysql query right away
Actual Results: the client failed to find the socket by which to communicate
with the server.
Expected Results: step (1) should have waited for the server to come online
before returning. then (2) would succeed.
the debian start script (/etc/init.d/mysql in the mysql-server package) does
this rationally, by mysqladmin pinging a number of times until the server comes
online or dying after a timeout.
Seems like a good enhancement.
Kim, can you handle this please. Have the script loop five times with a 1
second hold. Break out of the loop if the mysqladmin ping succeeds, bail otherwise.
*** Bug 106833 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in rawhide. We chose to wait for a max of tens seconds, pinging every
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