If connection problems occur such as communication errors or aborted connections, use these sources of information to diagnose problems:
The error log. See Section 5.4.2, “The Error Log”.
The general query log. See Section 5.4.3, “The General Query Log”.
Connection_errors_status variables. See Section 5.1.9, “Server Status Variables”.
The host cache, which is accessible using the Performance Schema
host_cachetable. See Section 126.96.36.199, “DNS Lookup Optimization and the Host Cache”, and Section 188.8.131.52, “The host_cache Table”.
system variable is set to 3, you might find messages like this
in your error log:
[Note] Aborted connection 854 to db: 'employees' user: 'josh'
If a client is unable even to connect, the server increments
variable. Unsuccessful connection attempts can occur for the
If these kinds of things happen, it might indicate that someone is trying to break into your server! If the general query log is enabled, messages for these types of problems are logged to it.
If a client successfully connects but later disconnects
improperly or is terminated, the server increments the
variable, and logs an Aborted
connection message to the error log. The cause can
be any of the following:
The client program did not call
The client program ended abruptly in the middle of a data transfer.
Other reasons for problems with aborted connections or aborted clients:
Use of Ethernet protocol with Linux, both half and full duplex. Some Linux Ethernet drivers have this bug. You should test for this bug by transferring a huge file using FTP between the client and server machines. If a transfer goes in burst-pause-burst-pause mode, you are experiencing a Linux duplex syndrome. Switch the duplex mode for both your network card and hub/switch to either full duplex or to half duplex and test the results to determine the best setting.
A problem with the thread library that causes interrupts on reads.
Badly configured TCP/IP.
Faulty Ethernets, hubs, switches, cables, and so forth. This can be diagnosed properly only by replacing hardware.