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
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
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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