On Oct 19, 2004, at 11:14 PM, Charles Sprickman wrote:
While it's apparently not fatal to not properly close the mysql connection, I suspect that it's adversely affecting performance.
Well, the connection will remain open till MySQL notices the connection is closed. We had this with several C programs a while back. Since the connection is still open according to MySQL its connection limit could be reached, and would start dropping new connections to it.