> What seems to be happening is that the "open" of the db hangs. So, when
> you attempt to connect with a client, mysql tries to look at the grant
> tables and hangs waiting for access. This is just a guess though.
When you connect with a client, mysql_real_connect opens a socket to the
server, does the handshaking, then authenticates and passes the query info.
When I connect, I don't get anything, and gdb says the client is hung in one
of the net_read routines, which makes sense - the client is waiting for
something from the server.
Is this a MySQL issue or not? I'm not sure - I just downloaded
MySQL-3.23.47-1.i386.rpm and installed it (this is supposedly the static
version of the server, no?) and it gave me exactly the same result, which if
it was a Linux issue, it shouldn't react the same, since it was linked
statically, so I'm leaning towards it being a MySQL issue of MySQL not
handling an error condition properly.