Compiling MariaDB for debugging in Ubuntu 16.04

Hi MariaDB-Team,

due to the fact, that in my mariadb-galera-cluster nodes randomly stop working and only few information is offered in the error-log file, I wanted to compile a mysqld binary with debugging options.

Currently I'am using the following software-verions

UbuntuUbuntu 16.04.1 LTS
mysqldVer 10.1.21-MariaDB-1xenial for debian-linux-gnu on x86_64 ( binary distribution)

To do so, I started downloading the mariadb source via

apt-get source mariadb-server-10.1

The I configured/compiled the binary using your advice (

cd mariadb-10.1-10.1.21+maria/

The process finished without an error. Under the path /mariadb-10.1-10.1.21+maria/sql a mysqld binary was created.

So shutdown my running mysqld process and modified the file /etc/mysql/my.cnf and added the following lines, to provide a full stack trace as described here (

core-file-size          = unlimited


Then I replaced the binary in /usr/sbin/ like it's told in instruction (

cd /usr/sbin/
mv mysqld mysqld_org
cp ~/mariadb-10.1-10.1.21+maria/sql/mysqld .

Now, starting the service via service call service mysql start first starts the service.

The following lines are written to mysql-error.log

2017-01-23 15:26:47 140710085396288 [Note] InnoDB: 128 rollback segment(s) are active.
2017-01-23 15:26:47 140710085396288 [Note] InnoDB: Waiting for purge to start
2017-01-23 15:26:47 140710085396288 [Note] InnoDB:  Percona XtraDB ( 5.6.34-79.1 started; log sequence number 9268642492589
2017-01-23 15:26:47 140690481362688 [Note] InnoDB: Dumping buffer pool(s) not yet started
2017-01-23 15:26:47 140710085396288 [Note] Plugin 'FEEDBACK' is disabled.
2017-01-23 15:26:47 140710085396288 [Note] Server socket created on IP: 'aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd'.
2017-01-23 15:26:48 140710085396288 [Note] WSREP: Signalling provider to continue.
2017-01-23 15:26:48 140710085396288 [Note] WSREP: SST received: 3064cb75-9962-11e3-8c48-a2db611fdfd5:1594447177
2017-01-23 15:26:48 140709437741824 [Note] WSREP: Receiving IST: 5507 writesets, seqnos 1594447177-1594452684
2017-01-23 15:26:48 140710085396288 [Note] Reading of all Master_info entries succeded
2017-01-23 15:26:48 140710085396288 [Note] Added new Master_info '' to hash table
2017-01-23 15:26:48 140710085396288 [Note] /usr/sbin/mysqld: ready for connections.
Version: '10.1.21-MariaDB-debug'  socket: '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock'  port: 3306  Source distribution
2017-01-23 15:27:11 140709437741824 [Note] WSREP: IST received: 3064cb75-9962-11e3-8c48-a2db611fdfd5:1594452684
2017-01-23 15:27:11 140700733503232 [Note] WSREP: 5.0 (nodename05): State transfer from 4.0 (nodename03) complete.
2017-01-23 15:27:11 140700733503232 [Note] WSREP: Shifting JOINER -> JOINED (TO: 1594455586)

But then, after a few seconds, where the service seems to be part of the cluster, it shuts down on its own. This is the output from mysql-error.log

2017-01-23 15:28:02 140700316179200 [Note] Got signal 15 to shutdown mysqld
2017-01-23 15:28:02 140700314966784 [Note] /usr/sbin/mysqld: Normal shutdown
2017-01-23 15:28:02 140700314966784 [Note] WSREP: Stop replication
2017-01-23 15:28:02 140700314966784 [Note] WSREP: Closing send monitor...
2017-01-23 15:28:02 140700314966784 [Note] WSREP: Closed send monitor.
2017-01-23 15:28:02 140700314966784 [Note] WSREP: gcomm: terminating thread
2017-01-23 15:28:02 140700314966784 [Note] WSREP: gcomm: joining thread
2017-01-23 15:28:02 140700314966784 [Note] WSREP: gcomm: closing backend
2017-01-23 15:28:02 140700314966784 [Note] WSREP: view(view_id(NON_PRIM,3e21b476,241) memb {
} joined {
} left {
} partitioned {
2017-01-23 15:28:02 140700314966784 [Note] WSREP: view((empty))
2017-01-23 15:28:02 140700314966784 [Note] WSREP: gcomm: closed//

During this startup and shutdown process the command service mysql start does not finish in that way, that I get my promt back. Only after the service shut down on its own, I get my prompt back.

Changing back the binary to the original one lets mysqld start properly via the command service mysql start.

So how do I build a running mariadb debug version on ubuntu 16.04? Did I do something wrong?

Best regards


Answer Answered by Anel Husakovic in this comment.


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