there's only one client application running queries against a MySQL instance.

After enabling MySQL's general query log (configured to log every query) I noticed that every query starts with a "Connect".

Does this imply connection pooling isn't working?

Thx, Christian.


DB is accessed by PHP application (SugarCRM). It's configured to use persistent connections.

> egrep connections /var/www/html/sugarcrm/config.php
'disable_persistent_connections' => 'false',

> egrep -A7 dbconfigoption /var/www/html/sugarcrm/config.php
'dbconfigoption' =>
array (
'persistent' => true,
'autofree' => false,
'debug' => 0,
'ssl' => false,
'collation' => 'utf8_general_ci',

Main Question (not trying to solve it at the moment, just want to understand): If in the log every query starts with a "Connect" - does this then imply that no persistent connections are used?


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Three aspects must be considered


PHP has a setting for Persistent Connections

; Allow or prevent persistent links.

Make sure this is on in php.ini if you want to use Persistent Connections

ASPECT #2 : Your Code

Since mysql_pconnect is deprecated, make sure you are using one of the following


When mysqld sees a connection attempt, it records it statistically as one of the following

If the general log is echoing just the word Connect as an event, chances are that's just a Connection attempt. Any subsequent events on that connection would be operating on a established thread (DB Connection). The general log will not tell you whether the DB Connection is newly created or already established.

To actually know if the connections are coming and going, you should monitor

To actually see them in a single query, please run this

SELECT * FROM information_schema.global_status WHERE variable_name IN
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