Originally Posted by rsatya
warning:World-writable config file '/etc/my.cnf' is ignored
Starting MySQL [ok]
For security, MySQL wants the configuration file owned by the user that will be running the code and not writable by other users.
First, grep chown /etc/init.d/mysqld
to see what the system expects, then use that same form of chown on /etc/my.cnf.
Second, chmod 644 /etc/my.cnf
so the file is readable by anyone but only writable by the user that will be running the daemon.