Set time limit on SQL query in mySQL

I have some new pages and every so often I get a query (usually during testing) that starts hogging the resource and all the other queries slow to a halt. I am wondering it there is a variable in mySQL that I can set to kill processes that are over a certain time limit. I use phpMyAdmin and see a "Time" column and the longer ones need to be killed. I would like for the DB to do this if they reach a certain limit.


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No, there is no way to do this automatically.  If the query is actively returning data (not idle), MySQL provides no mechanism to kill it after reaching a certain time threshold.

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td234Author Commented:
Thanks once again Todd.
Sorry there's not a better answer - I expect we will see this type of enterprise-level administrative support pretty soon.
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