MYSQLD(8)                  MariaDB Database System                 MYSQLD(8)

NAME         top

       mysqld - the MariaDB server

SYNOPSIS         top

       mysqld [options]

DESCRIPTION         top

       mysqld, also known as MariaDB Server, is the main program that does
       most of the work in a MariaDB installation. MariaDB Server manages
       access to the MariaDB data directory that contains databases and
       tables. The data directory is also the default location for other
       information such as log files and status files.

       When MariaDB server starts, it listens for network connections from
       client programs and manages access to databases on behalf of those

       The mysqld program has many options that can be specified at startup.
       For a complete list of options, run this command:

           shell> mysqld --verbose --help

       MariaDB Server also has a set of system variables that affect its
       operation as it runs. System variables can be set at server startup,
       and many of them can be changed at runtime to effect dynamic server
       reconfiguration. MariaDB Server also has a set of status variables
       that provide information about its operation. You can monitor these
       status variables to access runtime performance characteristics.

       For a full description of MariaDB Server command options, system
       variables, and status variables, see the MariaDB Knowledge Base.

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
       2010-2015 MariaDB Foundation

       This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
       modify it only under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
       published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.

       This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
       but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
       along with the program; if not, write to the Free Software
       Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA
       02110-1335 USA or see

SEE ALSO         top

       For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base,
       available online at

AUTHOR         top

       MariaDB Foundation (

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MariaDB 10.1                     14/12/2015                        MYSQLD(8)