mysql loosing connections on 5.4

Steven Hartland killing at
Mon May 23 11:45:37 PDT 2005

Do you get a particular error and which version of mysql are you running:
We have to use 4.0 due to this bug:

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pete French" <petefrench at>
To: <stable at FreeBSD.ORG>
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 6:26 PM
Subject: mysql loosing connections on 5.4

> When port randomisation was added to 4.x I noticed that under heavy
> loading my webservers starting dropping their connections to the
> the mysql database. This was fixed by disabling port randomisation
> and everything ran very happily.
> When I upgraded to 5.4 I left port randomisation on, and everything
> was fine until we started to get a very heavy load on the servers over
> the last two days. So I disabled it, and the problem went away to a large
> degree, but is still there occasionaly (i.e. I still see a few connections).
> It's odd behavioour, but what makes it odder is that all these connections
> are too a local mysql process, using a socket in /tmp! So quite how
> port randomsiation should affect it I dont know.
> Anybody else seen this ? I remember a few people had the same issue under
> 4.x, but I havent heard much about it since then.

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