>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Cadach <paul@stripped> writes:
Paul> ----- Original Message -----
Paul> From: <awysocki@stripped>
Paul> To: <internals@stripped>
Paul> Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2001 6:14 AM
Paul> Subject: INSERT/DELETE myisamchk reports table not closed or connection
>> OS: Redhat Linux 7.0
>> MySQL: 3.23.35
>> Language: C & PHP
>> I'm not sure this is the correct list, if so please point me in the right
>> I've been using MySQL for about a year or so now. I've just recently
>> create my first MyISAM table. This table is used for JPG and PNG images.
>> I can insert row, select row, delete row. It works just fine, but my
>> myisamchk fails each night with an warning message saying that the table
>> OK, but the table was not closed properly. My 'C' code is very simple,
>> Open a handle to the database, insert the row, close the handle. The only
>> catch that I can see is that I'm using a medium blob data type. If I run
>> myisamchk right after my program finishes (returns to a command prompt) I
>> get the following error.
>> myisamchk: MyISAM file .../photos.MYI
>> myisamchk: warning: 1 clients is using or hasn't closed the table properly
>> MyISAM-table '.../photos.MYI' is usable but should be fixed
Paul> It's looks like your table still open by the server.
>> How am I suppose to close a table? I don't see this on my isam tables
Paul> Just try to do "FLUSH TABLES" immediately before running myisamchk and
Paul> guarantee no SQL questions will use this table until it's checked.
Paul> To run myisamchk and server "in parallel" remove "--skip-locking" argument
Paul> to the mysqld (somewhere in safe_mysqld), but it will slow down your server
Paul> a bit.
As stated in the MySQL manual; You should NOT run myisamchk when the
mysqld server is up and running. You should instead use CHECK table
and REPAIR table!