Did you try deleting the mysql.sock before starting the server?
fsck seems to have changed its file type.
Katrina Maffey wrote:
> After a brief power failure, I rebooted the mysql server machine,
> and got this error on startup:
> Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
> /usr/bin/safe_mysqld: line 254: 1844 Segmentation fault (core
> dumped) $NOHUP_NICENESS $ledir/$MYSQLD $defaults
> --basedir=$MY_BASEDIR_VERSION --datadir=$DATADIR $USER_OPTION
> --pid-file=$pid_file --skip-locking >>$err_log 2>&1
> 010910 13:32:48 mysqld ended
> I tried running myisamchk -re on every *.MYI file under /var/lib/mysql,
> and they seemed to repair successfully, however the crash still occurs.
> From the strace output, I don't think mysqld even gets as far as
> opening these files. What else can I try to get mysqld running again?
>> >Extra info:
Gerald L. Clark