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hihi,
I found many mysql processes are running in my linux server, How can I know which users or programs connecting to mysql databases?
Any log I can look at about this?

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Mysql's general logfile (default in the server's data-directory) reports on client connections, queries, who is connecting from where and what are they doing.

To enable logging, use the --log option to turn on the general log and the --log-update option to turn on the update log (this logs queries that modify the database). You can specify these options on the command line for mysqld, safe_mysqld, or mysql.server, or in the "mysqld" group in an option file.

On busy servers, make sure you monitor the size of your logfiles (make a rotation scheme).

Some usefull information can be obtained by some mysqladmin options (eg extended-status/processlist/variables/version)

In addition, netstat -na is always usefull :)

cheers.
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Thanks Cook.
I found now 100 mysql connections are not enough,
my linux server is p3 800, 384MB RAM, 40 GB, I want to set the max_connections to 300, is it OK?
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This would allow for 300 + 1 simultanious connections to the mysql server.

Tuning the database is a delicat matter.
e.g. when you augment the number of simultanious connections, you should also adjust the table_cache.  

(Increasing this value allows mysqld to keep more tables open simultaneously and reduces the number of file opens and closes that must be done.  Keep in mind that increasing these values requires a larger number of file descriptors. Eventually, That could cause problems with operating system limits)

By adjusting the variables and monitoring the resources (top) you get an idea of your application's demands.


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