I'm using the 1.1.8 mysql-cacti-templates to gather metrics on MySQL 5.0.77 (CentOS 5.7).

Both the InnoDB Current Lock Waits and InnoDB Lock Structures graphs are charting with Cur[rent] values but there are no Locked Transactions charting in the InnoDB Active/Locked Transactions graph. I also checked SHOW PROCESSLIST and SHOW INNODB STATUS and there are no locks.

However, if I do a mysqladmin debug it does print out a long list (dozens) of Current locks to the error log, i.e.:

lock: 0x1e6a21b0:

lock: 0x1e7cd750:

lock: 0x1e5bdcb0:

lock: 0x1e839180:

lock: 0x1e821870:

lock: 0x1e737840:

lock: 0x1e6c5590:

lock: 0x1e5b8fa0:


How can I determine what is causing these locks if they don't show up in a SHOW PROCESSLIST or a SHOW INNODB STATUS? FWIW, I also tried the InnoDB Lock Monitor but it too did not show any locks.

Please advise.


  • Is mysqladmin debug printing to the console? Commented Jan 26, 2012 at 21:01
  • @RolandoMySQLDBA No, it is printing to the error log.
    – HTTP500
    Commented Jan 26, 2012 at 21:39

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The locks appear to be spurious. Verified bug: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=64140

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