I have a low memory VPS that mysql and the swap file crash out every morning at exactly 0300. There are no cronjobs on the system that have been configured. The server is a basic LAMP development server and all settings are defaults.
cat /var/log/messages|grep -i mysql Jun 25 20:51:07 vader sshd: error: PAM: authentication error for mysql from 126.96.36.199 Jun 28 03:01:34 vader kernel: pid 848 (mysqld), uid 88, was killed: out of swap space Jun 28 03:01:34 vader kernel: pid 93947 (mysqld), uid 88, was killed: out of swap space Jun 29 03:01:32 vader kernel: pid 98578 (mysqld), uid 88, was killed: out of swap space Jun 29 03:01:33 vader kernel: pid 2586 (mysqld), uid 88, was killed: out of swap space
My swap file is 1 gig. I tried 2 gigs, the same pattern of crashing begins after a week.
ls -l /home/sw* -rw------- 1 root wheel 1073741824 Jun 21 13:19 /home/swap0
Even worse, I can't re-initialize the swap file without a reboot
swapoff -a mdconfig -a -t vnode -f /home/swap0 -u 0 && swapon /dev/md0 mdconfig: ioctl(/dev/mdctl): Device busy
I don't have much memory to work with:
# vmstat procs memory page disks faults cpu r b w avm fre flt re pi po fr sr vt0 md0 in sy cs us sy id 1 0 3 1709M 491M 44 0 0 0 54 29 0 0 4 135 94 0 0 100
But I shouldn't need it if mysql was running correctly.
no. 1) How do I reinitialize a swap file after it crashes so I don't have to reboot (I would just like to know because everything I find on google fails)?
no. 2) How do I stabilize mysql so that it doesn't burp at 0300 for massive amounts of memory?