It's distributed as part of mysql. The script is responsible for
restarting mysqld if it exits with a non zero return code such as when
On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Colin Streicher
> Yeah, its just a shell script that acts as a wrapper around the mysql processes on
> debian systems(
> maybe others, I'm not sure)
> You can read it at 'less /usr/bin/mysqld_safe'
> On March 29, 2010 11:51:36 am Glyn Astill wrote:
>> --- On Mon, 29/3/10, Brown, Charles <CBrown@stripped> wrote:
>> > Hello All. when I issued this
>> > command: ps -e | grep, I noticed that mysqld_safe was
>> > up running in my system.
>> > My question is: what is mysqld_safe and why was it
>> > running. Please help.
>> > [spbcb@naxbmisq03 ~]$ ps -e | grep -i mysql
>> > 11989 ? 00:00:00 mysqld_safe
>> > 12025 ? 13:28:39 mysqld
>> My understanding is that mysqld_safe is the process used to start mysqld
>> and handle any runtime errors, crashes etc.
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