> Something peculiar happened to mysql during a reboot and now vpopmail
> authdaemond is having trouble completing authentications....
>
> /var/log/maillog says:
>
> Aug 24 08:36:15 hostname authdaemond: vmysql: sql error[3]: MySQL server
> has gone away
>
>
> This problem is spotty though.  I have several successful authentications
> before this error occurs.  I then have to restart mysqld before I can get
> any other authentications to succeed.  I am still able to use the mysql
> client to connect to the server for an interactive session.
>
> What seems strange to me is that there are only two mysql daemons running:
>
> root     23923  0.0  0.1  5060 1108 pts/0    S    09:13   0:00 /bin/sh
> /usr/bin/safe_mysqld --defaults-file=/etc/my.cnf
> --pid-file=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid
>
> mysql    23956  0.0  0.5 38620 5656 pts/0    Sl   09:13   0:00
> /usr/libexec/mysqld --defaults-file=/etc/my.cnf --basedir=/var/lib
> --datadir=/var/lib/mysql --user=mysql
> --pid-file=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid --skip-locking
>
>
> Every other instance of mysql 3.23.x I've ever run has about 10 child
> threads running, so this seems strange to see only one child thread.
>
> I have not updated any packages on this box recently.  None at all, I
> swear.
>
> Suggestions to investigate?  Googling on the "MySQL server has gone away"
> is a wild goose chase.
>
>
>
>
>

Hrm, rebooting the box seems to have helped.  Still same number of mysql
daemons, but they're answering now...  Damned strange.  dmesg on reboot
didn't show any ext3 errors being fixed - I was wondering if this was a
disk thing.

Thoughts still welcome and appreciated on this.





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