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Syntax for Creating a Windows Service for MySQL (when there are 2 paths which both contain spaces)

Numerous times now, I’ve seen people have troubles creating MySQL services on Windows manually (using ‘sc’), whether it be for mysqld itself, MySQL Proxy, or the MySQL Enterprise Monitor and/or Agent.

The proper syntax for ‘sc’ can get tricky when you have spaces in pathnames, which is very common in Windows, and the need for –defaults-file (which means two paths each potentially containing spaces).

So, if you have spaces in both your binpath and your path to –defaults-file, then the following syntax will work for you (all on a single line):

sc create MySQLEnterpriseMonitorAgent 
binpath= ""C:Program FilesMySQLEnterpriseAgentbinmysql-monitor-agent.exe" 
--defaults-file="C:Program FilesMySQLEnterpriseAgentetcmysql-monitor-agent.ini"" 
DisplayName= "MySQL Enterprise Monitor Agent" start= "auto"

Note that you could easily use the exact same syntax to install a Windows service for the MySQL server itself …

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How to crash mysqld intentionally

While some may think I’m daft, I have a legitimate reason for wanting to crash mysqld. However first we need to find a way to crash it.

Great thanks to Alan K, Mark L, Harrison and Hartmut on #mysql-dev for several suggestions and a config option I was unaware of. My investigation even lead to a documentation bug logged as #51739.

My first thought was to find a known bug and if necessary install the correct version to test that. A good one was suggested, Bug #48508 which fails on several versions that I will use to demonstrate with, however the simplest way is to issue kill -11

By default, no core file will be produced which is what I’m seeking but with the right options this is possible. First, the user running mysqld probably has a core file limit size of 0.

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Tool of the day: inotify

I was actually exploring inotify-tools for something else, but they can also be handy for seeing what goes on below a mysqld process. inotify hooks into the filesystem handlers, and sees which files are accessed. You can then set triggers, or just display a tally over a certain period.

It has been a standard Linux kernel module since 2.6.13 (2005, wow that’s a long time ago already) and can be used through calls or the inotify-tools (commandline). So with the instrumentation already in the kernel, apt-get install inotify-tools is all you need to get started.

 # inotifywatch -v -t 20 -r /var/lib/mysql/* /var/lib/mysql/zabbix/*
Establishing watches...
Setting up watch(es) on /var/lib/mysql/mysql/user.frm
OK, /var/lib/mysql/mysql/user.frm is now being watched.
[...]
Total of 212 watches.
Finished establishing watches, now collecting …
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mysql_install_db, mysqld --bootstrap, binary log, cPanel

Warning... what follows is a murky mess.
It's filed as MySQL bug#43398 (verified!) but it's triggered by cPanel doing evil.

Scenario....Start a mysql server, as normal
Then run mysql_install_db (as root, like you would when you first install MySQL)
See a new binlog file get created, with ownership/group root!Of course you generally wouldn't run mysql_install_db while a server is running, but there's nothing to prevent you (or something else) from doing so!
--bootstrap just shouldn't initialise binlog, then there wouldn't be a issue.

cPanel runs mysql_install_db in its automatic upgrade scripts (dangerous already, automatically upgrading MySQL Server on a system!), it's run every night on cPanel systems even if no upgrade is done, and it behaves exactly as described above. It then chowns the binlog files to mysql:mysql which is of course …

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