Percona 5.6.19 crashes when trying to Grant Privileges

We’ve recently moved from MySQL to Percona and while everything was working fine, I can’t seem to grant privileges – the server keeps crashing (which is very disconcerting) – I’m concerned Percona might not be as stable as expected.

Here’s the log from one of the incidents:

18:04:39 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 = 69183 K bytes of memory
Hope that’s ok; if not, decrease some variables in the equation.

Thread pointer: 0x37628a0
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 = 7fe4f896cd40 thread_stack 0x40000

Trying to get some variables.
Some pointers may be invalid and cause the dump to abort.
Query (3766b70): grant all privileges on phpmyadmin.* to pma@"%" identified by “abc123”
Connection ID (thread ID): 12

You may download the Percona Server operations manual by visiting You may find information
in the manual which will help you identify the cause of the crash.
140808 14:04:39 mysqld_safe Number of processes running now: 0
140808 14:04:39 mysqld_safe mysqld restarted

I had a problem like that. It turned out that I accidentally included the mysql database when I copied all the databases from our old 5.1.32 server to our new 5.6.14 Percona server. So the mysql database had 5.1.32 stuff in it, and every time I tried to do some kind of grant the whole things would crash. Are you sure you didn’t do something like that?

For upgrade, it is high recommended to upgrade one major release at a time and run mysql_upgrade after each upgrade. For example, to upgrade from 5.1.x to 5.6.19,

  1. set innodb_fast_shutdown=0, shutdown server
  2. install 5.5.x
  3. start up 5.5 server
  4. run mysql_upgrade, check output.
  5. check error log for any warning/error
  6. if all good, repeat to upgrade to 5.6.19