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SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test2-mm3 and mysql

does it always crash when you start mysqld?

It is page number 0 in the InnoDB tablespace. That is, the header page of
the whole tablespace!

The checksums in the page are ok. That shows the page was not corrupted in
the Linux file system.

InnoDB is trying to do an index search, but that of course crashes, because
the header page is not any index page.

The reason for the crash is probably that a page number in a pointer record
in the father node of the B-tree has been reset to zero. The corruption has
happened in the mysqld process memory, not in the file system of Linux.
Otherwise, InnoDB would have complained about page checksum errors.

No one else has reported this error. I have now added a check to a future
version of InnoDB which will catch this particular error earlier and will
hex dump the father page.

By the way, I noticed that a website has
made an extensive regression test suite for Linux. They have also
successfully run big MySQL and DB2 stress tests on their computers, on
2.5.xx kernels. If there is something wrong with 2.5.xx or 2.6.0, it
apparently does not concern all computers.

The Linux Test Project test suite, ltp-20030807, has been released. The
latest version of the testsuite contains 2000+ tests for the Linux OS.

The general picture about InnoDB corruption is that reports have almost
stopped after I advised people on the mailing list to upgrade to
Linux-2.4.20 kernels.

With apologies,

Innobase Oy

030827 15:34:10 InnoDB: Page checksum 1165918361, prior-to-4.0.14-form
checksum 4088416325
InnoDB: stored checksum 1165918361, prior-to-4.0.14-form stored checksum
InnoDB: Page lsn 0 4080819655, low 4 bytes of lsn at page end 4080819655
InnoDB: Page directory corruption: supremum not pointed to
030827 15:34:10 InnoDB: Page dump in ascii and hex (16384 bytes):
len 16384; hex 457e8099000000000000000000000000000000



From: Sergey S. Kostyliov (
Subject: Re: 2.6.0-test2-mm3 and mysql
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Date: 2003-08-27 09:00:19 PST

On Monday 04 August 2003 04:05, Matt Mackall wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 03, 2003 at 10:58:17PM +0400, Sergey S. Kostyliov wrote:
> > Hello Andrew,
> >
> > On Sunday 03 August 2003 05:04, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > Shane Shrybman <> wrote:
> > > > One last thing, I have started seeing mysql database corruption
> > > > recently. I am not sure it is a kernel problem. And I don't know the
> > > > exact steps to reproduce it, but I think I started seeing it with
> > > > -test2-mm2. I haven't ever seen db corruption in the 8-12 months I
> > > > have being playing with mysql/php.
> > >
> > > hm, that's a worry. No additional info available?
> >
> > I also suffer from this problem (I'm speaking about heavy InnoDB
> > corruption here), but with vanilla 2.6.0-test2. I can't blame
> > MySQL/InnoDB because there are a lot of MySQL boxes around of me with
> > same (in fact the box wich failed is replication slave) or allmost the
> > same database setup. All other boxes (2.4 kernel) works fine up to now.
> All Linux kernels prior to 2.6.0-test2-mm3-1 would silently fail to
> complete fsync() and msync() operations if they encountered an I/O
> error, resulting in corruption. If a particular disk subsystem was
> producing these errors, the symptoms would likely be:
> - no error reported
> - no messages in logs
> - independent of kernel version, etc.
> - suddenly appear at some point in drive life
> - works flawlessly on other machines
> If you can reproduce this corruption, please try running against mm3-1
> and seeing if it reports problems (both to fsync and in logs).

I've just got another one InnoDB crash with 2.6.0-test4.
As in previous case there was no messages in kernel log.
You can find mysql error log here.

It's a development server, so this isn't a big problem.
I do understand that this can easily be a hardware problem,
but the kernel silence is really sad in such case.
Memory is fine (at least according to memtest 3.0).

Any hints will be appreciated.

Best regards,
Sergey S. Kostyliov <>
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