InnoDB Stall When Dropping Table and Possible MySQL Shutdown
(Doc ID 2452891.1)
Last updated on MARCH 03, 2019
Applies to:MySQL Server - Version 5.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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.
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