mysql crash after upgrade from 5.1 to 5.6

We recently upgraded from mysql 5.1 to Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.19-67.0 Since then we have been seeing frequent crashes with the following output in the log:

15:33:14 UTC - mysqld got signal 11 ;
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It is possible that mysqld could use up to
key_buffer_size + (read_buffer_size + sort_buffer_size)*max_threads = 25688954 K bytes of memory
Hope that’s ok; if not, decrease some variables in the equation.

Thread pointer: 0x508c780
Attempting backtrace. You can use the following information to find out
where mysqld died. If you see no messages after this, something went
terribly wrong…
stack_bottom = 7ff549ab8d38 thread_stack 0x40000
/usr/sbin/mysqld(_Z16dispatch_command19enum_server_commandP3 THDPcj+0x120c)[0x6ef2bc]

Trying to get some variables.
Some pointers may be invalid and cause the dump to abort.
Query (0): is an invalid pointer
Connection ID (thread ID): 11855

Any ideas as to what may be causing this?

An Update:
We were seeing mysql crash every 2-20 minutes. We were using the Percona XtraDB Cluster version 5.6.19-67.0-56 as we were planning on setting up a Galera cluster in the future. We uninstalled Percona XtraDB Cluster and installed Percona Server 5.6.17-66.0 and have not seen mysql crash since. I can’t say whether it was the Galera bits or the slightly newer version of mysql that was causing the problem.

Hi msadm,

It’s recommended when upgrading a MySQL based data set to upgrade one major version step at a time. In other words, upgrade the data from 5.1 to 5.5, then from 5.5 to 5.6. Did you follow that procedure?If not, you may need to do a mysqldump and load into a new clean table store.