MySQL Won't shut down


Geek / Hedonist
This has been a problem with all versions of MySQL I've ever installed on this system. The normal procedure, mysqladmin -p shutdown just sits there unable to stop the process. There's no way to get mysqld to stop running short of rebooting the system. I've resorted to kill -9 (which could damage open databases) and the daemon just restarts itself!

This wouldn't be such a big deal, but when I want to reboot or shutdown it takes about 40 seconds longer than normal as the system politely waits for mysqld to go away. Likewise there are times when I'd rather not have it running at all, like when I'm hacking around my system :D and partaking in general Teminal mayhem.

Is there a known solution for this issue anywhere??

(This link confirms that this is a common problem.)