The information here was adapted from the AskMonty Knowledgebase.
There are two main parts to MariaDB and MySQL: The mysqld server and whatever client you use to interact with the server. The server is absolutely essential and must remain up and running. mysqld is normally very reliable, but there are rare occasions when it will fail. When mysqld fails hard (or core dump) it will, by default, write a stack trace in the 'hostname'.err file in the database directory. However, in some cases this is not enough to find out exactly what happened.
If you ever run into a situation where mysqld crashes and the 'hostname'.err file does not contain enough information for your DBA or support provider to diagnose the problem, you may need to use[Read more...]