Set the variable wait_timeout=xxx value under the mysqld section of the
configuration file and restart the mysqld server.
Now check show global variables like 'wait_timeout"; It should be you xxx
value what ever you set.
On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 7:25 PM, Andrew Moore <eroomydna@stripped> wrote:
> Check that you're looking at the variable in the GLOBAL scope not the
> SESSION scope.
> SHOW GLOBAL VARIABLE ...
> On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Bruce Ferrell <bferrell@stripped
> > On 09/08/2011 02:56 AM, Johan De Meersman wrote:
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >>> From: "Bruce Ferrell"<bferrell@stripped**>
> >>> To: mysql@stripped
> >>> Sent: Thursday, 8 September, 2011 3:10:16 AM
> >>> Subject: trying to change wait_timeout
> >>> I've read the documentation on MySQL for version 5.1 and it says all
> >>> I have to do is to place the following:
> >>> wait_timeout=xxx
> >>> under [mysqld]
> >> That, and restart the service, of course. You *did* think of restarting
> >> the service, I trust? :-p
> >> That being said, it is also a dynamic variable, so if you didn't
> >> prefer not to restart *and* are certain your config file is correct; you
> >> also do "set global wait_timeout=xxx" to have it take effect immediately
> >> all new sessions. Yes, that means you'll have to disconnect/reconnect to
> >> the change in your own session.
> > Good question to ask. Yes, I did restart mysql. Both before and after
> > show variables like 'wait_time%' returns 28800. Most confusing.
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