>>>>> "Mike" == Mike Wexler <mwexler@stripped> writes:
>> There are several possible reasons why is this happening. Your
>> application or DBI socket can be reasons.
Mike> I don't understand what you mean here. Note the applications run fine
Mike> 99.99% of the time. But occassionally the server will get in an odd state
Mike> and some of the applications (include in one case mysqladmin) return this
>> Then, you could check
>> whether a maximum number of file descriptors has been reached. You can
>> find it in /proc.
>> Before investigating further, you could upgrade to 2.2.10 and to
>> 3.23.2 as soon as it appears !!
Mike> I was planning on upgrading to 3.23.x when it stabilizes. I'm at 3.22.20a
Mike> right now. What is 2.2.10?
Could you at least try 3.22.25? (I don't think this will help, but at
least this may help). I am not aware of any problems with mysqladmin
extended-variables. As your 'uptime' is high, the problems can't even
be that the mysqld servers died. I hope you can somehow be able to
reproduce in some way.