KILL [CONNECTION | QUERY]
KILL permits an optional
If you have the
privilege, you can see all threads. If you have the
SUPER privilege, you can kill all
threads and statements. Otherwise, you can see and kill only
your own threads and statements.
You cannot use
KILL with the
Embedded MySQL Server library because the embedded server
merely runs inside the threads of the host application. It
does not create any connection threads of its own.
When you use
thread-specific kill flag is set for the thread. In most cases,
it might take some time for the thread to die because the kill
flag is checked only at specific intervals:
GROUP BY loops, the flag
is checked after reading a block of rows. If the kill flag
is set, the statement is aborted.
ALTER TABLE, the kill
flag is checked before each block of rows are read from the
original table. If the kill flag was set, the statement is
aborted and the temporary table is deleted.
DELETE operations, the kill
flag is checked after each block read and after each updated
or deleted row. If the kill flag is set, the statement is
aborted. Note that if you are not using transactions, the
changes are not rolled back.
GET_LOCK() aborts and returns
If the thread is in the table lock handler (state:
Locked), the table lock is quickly
If the thread is waiting for free disk space in a write call, the write is aborted with a “disk full” error message.