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Old 03-21-2003, 07:25 AM   #1
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Question Killing a thread that wont die

Hey all

First of I'm a noob at Linux, and I'm not too sure if this is in the right place.

I'm helping a webmaster trying to remove a runaway thread (from mySQL).

We're having trouble with killing a thread from mySQL. The thread is a left over from a previous run of mysql. mysql has restarted it self but will not allow us to kill the old thread (without rebooting, to which we dont want).

We've tried kill (w/ -9), skill (w/ trying to kill user, thread and command), mysql_zap, mysqladmin shutdown, re-install (fails with the error "error: failed dependencies: MySQL conflicts with mysql-3.23.54a-3.72 ").

All I've been alble to do is drop the priotity to +20 using snice.

Need help, any thing to help stop it and in the future will be of great help


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Is this the only mySQL process running and was it spawned by another like safe_mysqld?
Old 03-21-2003, 08:34 AM   #3
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No after a bit mySQL restarted (not too sure if from cPanel or from it self (cause we noticed it stops and starts by itself - is that normal??))


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