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NAME         top

       mariadbd - the MariaDB server (mysqld is now a symlink to

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

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

       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.,
       2010-2020 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
       See the GNU 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 10.8                   15 May 2020                   MARIADBD(8)