Bug #73544 /usr/my.cnf is not included as a default option. Eg. mysqld --help --verbose
Submitted: 12 Aug 2014 6:15 Modified: 12 Aug 2014 12:40
Reporter: Jaime Sicam Email Updates:
Status: Not a Bug Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: General Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.6.20 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[12 Aug 2014 6:15] Jaime Sicam
When you run, "mysqld --help --verbose", /usr/my.cnf is not included as a default option file being read.

Also, if included, what is the hierarchy of /usr/my.cnf among other default locations? 

How to repeat:
[root@localhost ~]# mysqld --help --verbose|less
2014-08-12 06:01:18 2544 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.

mysqld  Ver 5.6.20 for Linux on x86_64 (MySQL Community Server (GPL))
Copyright (c) 2000, 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

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Starts the MySQL database server.

Usage: mysqld [OPTIONS]

Default options are read from the following files in the given order:
/etc/my.cnf /etc/mysql/my.cnf /usr/etc/my.cnf ~/.my.cnf
[12 Aug 2014 12:40] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report. /usr/my.cnf doesn't makes part of the default
options please see:


However you can change the bug report to a Feature Request.