Bug #14107 all IM tests fail on QNX
Submitted: 18 Oct 2005 1:34 Modified: 21 Oct 2005 0:13
Reporter: Petr Chardin Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:Instance Manager Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:
Assigned to: Petr Chardin CPU Architecture:Any

[18 Oct 2005 1:34] Petr Chardin
All the IM tests fail on QNX

for instance:

TEST                           RESULT

im_life_cycle                  [ fail ]

Errors are (from /home/mysqldev/petr/mysqlcom-5.0.15/mysql-test/var/log/mysqltest-time) :
mysqltest: In included file "./include/im_check_os.inc": At line 1: Could not open connection 'dflt_server_con': Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/home/mysqldev/petr/mysqlcom-5.0.15/mysql-test/var/tmp/mysqld_1.sock' (261)
(the last lines may be the most important ones)

Aborting: im_life_cycle failed in default mode. To continue, re-run with '--force'.

This happens since IM doesn't start an instance: IM uses fork() to start an instance, while
fork() doesn't work on QNX in multithreaded apps

How to repeat:
run tests

Suggested fix:
use spawn() instead of fork() to start instances on QNX
[20 Oct 2005 0:42] Petr Chardin
on QNX one should use spawn() in threaded environment instead of fork()
[21 Oct 2005 0:13] Petr Chardin
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been committed to our
source repository of that product and will be incorporated into the
next release.

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Additional info:

pushed into 5.0.16