A recent issue in our network caused a large number of aborted connects, which is now being displayed on the health dashboard of our web application as a potential issue.

Aside from restarting MySQL, is there a way to reset Aborted_connects to 0? I have tried flush hosts and flush status, but they do not reset Aborted_connects

EDIT : MySQL 5.7.24

  • Did FLUSH GLOBAL STATUS acheive this? What MySQL version? Messy but you could gdb attach to the process and set aborted_connects=0.
    – danblack
    Mar 14, 2019 at 22:01
  • MySQL 5.7.24. FLUSH GLOBAL STATUS tells me ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; Mar 14, 2019 at 22:25
  • Sorry about syntax, was thinking 'SET [GLOBAL|SESSION]` applied to flush too.
    – danblack
    Mar 15, 2019 at 2:33
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    Plan B: Get a dashboard that looks at the change in that Status, not the value-since-restsrt.
    – Rick James
    Mar 15, 2019 at 18:31

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The reason FLUSH STATUS doesn't reset this is because its a function in MySQL rather than a simple variable (code ref).

Using gdb assignment, you should be able to:

gdb -p $(pidof mysqld) -batch \
  -ex 'set variable Connection_handler_manager::m_instance->m_aborted_connects = 0L' \
  -ex continue \
  -ex quit

Otherwise you don't have much choice apart from a restart.

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