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When mysqld kills mysqld

 | October 9, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

The other day a colleague and friend of mine, Peter Boros, had a case where one of our clients had to track down the process shutting down MySQL. This blog is based on the discussion we had about that internally. Our client wanted Peter to identify the culprit behind periodic shutdowns. This proved to be […]

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Systemtap solves phantom MySQLd SIGTERM / SIGKILL issue

 | July 18, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Managed Services, Percona Remote DBA

The Percona Managed Services team recently faced a somewhat peculiar client issue. We’d receive pages about their MySQL service being unreachable. However, studying the logs showed nothing out of the ordinary…. for the most part it appeared to be a normal shutdown and there was nothing in anyone’s command history nor a cron task to speak […]

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