[CentOS] mysql won't start with service, but starts with mysqld_safe

Mon Feb 6 15:02:02 UTC 2012
Duncan Hutty <dhutty at allgoodbits.org>

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On 2/5/12 4:22 PM, Larry Martell wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 11:58 AM, Larry Martell
> <larry.martell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 10:31 AM, Tait Clarridge <tait at taiter.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On Sat, 2012-02-04 at 17:15 -0700, Larry Martell wrote:
>>>> Just installed mysql on centos 6.2. When I try to start it
>>>> with service I get:
>>>> #service mysqld start MySQL Daemon failed to start. Starting
>>>> mysqld:                                           [FAILED]
>>>> Nothing at all is written to the error log.
>>>> But if I start it with mysqld_safe it comes up and works
>>>> fine.
>>>> Anyone know what's going on here?
>>> Did it hang while trying to start? Or was it an immediate
>>> failure.
>> Immediate - the  'MySQL Daemon failed to start' message comes out
>> right away.
>> I was curious as to exactle what 'service mysqld start' did (as 
>> opposed to mysqld_safe, which works) so I traced it. Really
>> didn't glean anything useful from it - perhaps someone will see
>> something meaningful:

I think you want strace -f to Follow the process's children.
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Duncan Hutty

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