[mythtv] Database server and pings (r14205)

Nigel Pearson nigel at ind.tansu.com.au
Thu Aug 16 23:55:47 UTC 2007

> Is it possible to ping the database the same way that mysqladmin does?
>  For example, when you run:
> mysqladmin ping -h HOST -u USER -pPASSWORD

Possible, but it doesn't fix the problem that
I was trying to detect using the ping test:

% time mysqladmin ping -h
mysqladmin: connect to server at '' failed
error: 'Lost connection to MySQL server during query'
mysqladmin ping -h  0.00s user 0.01s system 0% cpu 1:14.85  


Anything that uses TCP will take ages (minutes on most OSs).

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