"error writing communication packets" on percona, but not vanilla mysql server

I routinely restore a snapshot, made with mysqldump (–innodb-optimize-keys-enabled), but as the size is growing, I’m exepriencing a problem with the Percona distro, but not the equivalent vanilla one.

Specifically, I get a timeout (in the log: “error writing communication packets”) while restoring the biggest tables - for example:

Engine: InnoDB Version: 10 Row_format: Compact Rows: 16205204 Avg_row_length: 80 Data_length: 1302331392Max_data_length: 0 Index_length: 1610137600 Data_free: 7340032 Auto_increment: 139395716 Collation: utf8_general_ci

Now, I’ve read carefully the information around, but after trying the most obvious things, I’m stuck.
Specifically, the following are the timeout related variables:

±---------------------------±---------+| Variable_name | Value |±---------------------------±---------+| connect_timeout | 10 || delayed_insert_timeout | 300 || innodb_lock_wait_timeout | 120 || innodb_rollback_on_timeout | OFF || interactive_timeout | 28800 || lock_wait_timeout | 31536000 || net_read_timeout | 1200 || net_write_timeout | 1200 || slave_net_timeout | 3600 || wait_timeout | 28800 |±---------------------------±---------+

I’m referring to a Percona distro problem, because if I use the vanilla server, the problem doesn’t happen, while it always does with the former.

The error often happens while the innodb indexes are built, but not necessarily - sometimes also while INSERTing.

System details follow:

  • Ubuntu precise x86-64 (experienced also on a Hardy x86-64)- Percona 5.5.27-rel28.1 - expand_fast_index_creation = 1- Vanilla 5.5.27- configuration is the shared for both - skip-networking is enabled. - innodb buffer pool: 1 GB


Can you provide “SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS” output when you restoring the biggest tables and full mysql error log? It would be helpful to understand this issue.


A sample follows, collected just after an error. I couldn’t find any pattern in the errors occurrence; sometimes they happen shortly after starting the restore.

Statistics have been collected while running the percona distro.

=====================================120925 13:45:59 INNODB MONITOR OUTPUT=====================================Per second averages calculated from the last 21 seconds-----------------BACKGROUND THREAD-----------------srv_master_thread loops: 156 1_second, 156 sleeps, 15 10_second, 77 background, 77 flushsrv_master_thread log flush and writes: 287----------SEMAPHORES----------OS WAIT ARRAY INFO: reservation count 308, signal count 318Mutex spin waits 1416, rounds 6310, OS waits 187RW-shared spins 104, rounds 2972, OS waits 99RW-excl spins 1, rounds 629, OS waits 20Spin rounds per wait: 4.46 mutex, 28.58 RW-shared, 629.00 RW-excl--------FILE I/O--------I/O thread 0 state: waiting for completed aio requests (insert buffer thread)I/O thread 1 state: waiting for completed aio requests (log thread)I/O thread 2 state: waiting for completed aio requests (read thread)I/O thread 3 state: waiting for completed aio requests (read thread)I/O thread 4 state: waiting for completed aio requests (read thread)I/O thread 5 state: waiting for completed aio requests (read thread)I/O thread 6 state: waiting for completed aio requests (write thread)I/O thread 7 state: waiting for completed aio requests (write thread)I/O thread 8 state: waiting for completed aio requests (write thread)I/O thread 9 state: waiting for completed aio requests (write thread)Pending normal aio reads: 0 [0, 0, 0, 0] , aio writes: 0 [0, 0, 0, 0] , ibuf aio reads: 0, log i/o’s: 0, sync i/o’s: 0Pending flushes (fsync) log: 0; buffer pool: 02599 OS file reads, 56566 OS file writes, 1504 OS fsyncs0.00 reads/s, 0 avg bytes/read, 326.51 writes/s, 3.90 fsyncs/s-------------------------------------INSERT BUFFER AND ADAPTIVE HASH INDEX-------------------------------------Ibuf: size 1, free list len 597, seg size 599, 0 mergesmerged operations: insert 0, delete mark 0, delete 0discarded operations: insert 0, delete mark 0, delete 0Hash table size 4425293, node heap has 2 buffer(s)31313.70 hash searches/s, 626.30 non-hash searches/s—LOG—Log sequence number 722833317016Log flushed up to 722833317016Last checkpoint at 722833317016Max checkpoint age 162184828Checkpoint age target 157116553Modified age 0Checkpoint age 00 pending log writes, 0 pending chkp writes1443 log i/o’s done, 4.29 log i/o’s/second----------------------BUFFER POOL AND MEMORY----------------------Total memory allocated 2206203904; in additional pool allocated 0Internal hash tables (constant factor + variable factor) Adaptive hash index 35439328 (35402344 + 36984) Page hash 2213656 (buffer pool 0 only) Dictionary cache 9682270 (8851984 + 830286) File system 195752 (82672 + 113080) Lock system 5313792 (5313416 + 376) Recovery system 0 (0 + 0)Dictionary memory allocated 830286Buffer pool size 131071Buffer pool size, bytes 2147467264Free buffers 77564Database pages 53505Old database pages 19730Modified db pages 0Pending reads 0Pending writes: LRU 0, flush list 0, single page 0Pages made young 0, not young 00.00 youngs/s, 0.00 non-youngs/sPages read 1491, created 52014, written 530060.00 reads/s, 125.47 creates/s, 320.13 writes/sBuffer pool hit rate 1000 / 1000, young-making rate 0 / 1000 not 0 / 1000Pages read ahead 0.00/s, evicted without access 0.00/s, Random read ahead 0.00/sLRU len: 53505, unzip_LRU len: 0I/O sum[0]:cur[0], unzip sum[0]:cur[0]--------------ROW OPERATIONS--------------0 queries inside InnoDB, 0 queries in queue1 read views open inside InnoDB—OLDEST VIEW—Normal read viewRead view low limit trx n:o 6EEC3FRead view up limit trx id 6EEC3FRead view low limit trx id 6EEC3FRead view individually stored trx ids:-----------------Main thread process no. 9131, id 140187853780736, state: flushing logNumber of rows inserted 18538828, updated 0, deleted 0, read 031689.40 inserts/s, 0.00 updates/s, 0.00 deletes/s, 0.00 reads/s------------TRANSACTIONS------------Trx id counter 6EEC3FPurge done for trx’s n:o < 6EEAEA undo n:o < 0History list length 1641LIST OF TRANSACTIONS FOR EACH SESSION:—TRANSACTION 0, not startedMySQL thread id 18, OS thread handle 0x7f800635c700, query id 955 localhost rootshow engine innodb status----------------------------END OF INNODB MONITOR OUTPUT============================