On my linux Red hat when i type
service mysqld restart, it fails. I tried changing many settings. Then finally i tried removing the sentence
from /etc/my.cnf and it worked. WOW.
But this seems to be the issue in my system alone.
My colleague's system does not have such problems. I can restart mysqld service on his system with the above sentence in /etc/my.cnf. Both are running the same version of mysql 5.0.77.