>>>>> "Filippo" == Filippo Carletti <filippo.carletti@stripped>
>> >Sometimes something bad happens in a server and it is hard to figure out
>> >what is going on because we can not get in. I'd like to suggest a change
>> >MySQL 4 protocol, such that a connection from localhost can still get
>> >through even if there are too many connections.
>> It is already there - max_connections limit is actually for the user
>> process_priv. For the user with process_priv, the limit is max_connections
>> 1. The trick is not to connect as root for your regular connections.
Filippo> There must be a problem, then.
Filippo> It happens to me, often, that I cannot obtain a proc or ext with mysqladmin
Filippo> as root.
Filippo> All accesses are through an unpriv username, I have max_connections=1000 and
Filippo> ps ax | grep mysqld | wc -l gives me a value lower than 1000, so there must
Filippo> be room for one more connection.
What error do you get?
Are you sure that your other users dosn't have the 'PROCESS_PRIV' privilege?