MariaDB starting with 10.4.6

From MariaDB 10.4.6, mariadb-waitpid is a symlink to mysql_waitpid.

MariaDB starting with 10.5.2

From MariaDB 10.5.2, mysql_waitpid is the symlink, and mariadb-waitpid the binary name.

mysql_pid is a utility for terminating processes. It runs on Unix-like systems, making use of the kill() system call.


mysql_waitpid [options] pid time


mysql_pid sends signal 0 to the process pid and waits up to time seconds for the process to terminate. pid and time must be positive integers.

Returns 0 if the process terminates in time, or does not exist, and 1 otherwise.

Signal 1 is used if the kill() system call cannot handle signal 0


-?, --helpDisplay help and exit
-I, --helpSynonym for -?
-v, --verboseBe more verbose. Give a warning, if kill can't handle signal 0
-V, --versionPrint version information and exit


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