Error in the MySQL Error Log: Sort aborted: Server shutdown in progress (Doc ID 1624403.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.0 to 5.6 [Release 5.0 to 5.6]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The following error message is found in the MySQL error log:

but MySQL is not shutting down and is not restarting.

The issue coincides with queries doing a filesort being killed using the KILL command.

Cause

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