The MySQL Service Immediately Dies on Starting (Doc ID 1384281.1)

Last updated on MAY 10, 2015

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version: 5.5 and later   [Release: 5.5 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 5.0.61sp1 version when attempting to start the MySQL service,
the following error occurs.

ERROR
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[root@machine data]# /etc/init.d/mysql start
Starting MySQL/etc/init.d/mysql: line 159: kill: (15977) - No such process
[FAILED]


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Install the 5.0 version of MySQL Server
2. Make sure SELinux is active on the Server
3. Attempt to start the service using either /etc/init.d/mysql start or service mysql start

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot access the service because it does not start.

Cause

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