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Where would I set the maximum time a query will wait for a lock in MySQL 5.0.68 before timing out?

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Other timeout settings that are general (not just for locks, since innodb_lock_wait_timeout only applies to InnoDB row locks) would be wait_timeout and interactive_timeout (both default to 28,800)

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By default, it is 50 seconds

Just set innodb_lock_wait_timeout as needed.

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If you hit the 50-sec InnoDB timeout, you have a poorly designed application!

That timeout exists to catch naughty things that cannot be caught any other way.

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