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InnoDB Stall When Dropping Table and Possible MySQL Shutdown (Doc ID 2452891.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 01, 2018

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When dropping a large table (issue definitely seen with 256+GB size tables), InnoDB stops responding for the duration of the DROP TABLE. The output of the InnoDB monitor includes semaphore waits similar to the following example:

 
If the DROP TABLE takes longer than 10 minutes, MySQL may shut down as InnoDB believes it is stuck.

Cause

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