Mysql – SET GLOBAL max_allowed_packet doesn’t work


I found out how to change the default value of max_allowed_packet in MySQL using SET GLOBAL. However, each time I used this command, the default value stayed untouched!
I used these commands:

mysql --user=root --password=mypass
mysql> SET GLOBAL max_allowed_packet=32*1024*1024;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 secs)
mysql> SHOW VARIABLES max_allowed_packet;

And then the result is max_allowed_packet = 1048576. What am I missing?

Best Solution

Hmmmm.. You have hit this NOT-A-BUG it seems. :)

If you change a global system variable, the value is remembered and used for new connections until the server restarts. (To make a global system variable setting permanent, you should set it in an option file.) The change is visible to any client that accesses that global variable. However, the change affects the corresponding session variable only for clients that connect after the change. The global variable change does not affect the session variable for any client that is currently connected (not even that of the client that issues the SET GLOBAL statement).

Refer this too. Read Shane Bester explanation.

You should change from the my.ini/my.cnf file and restart the server for the max_allowed_packet setting to take effect.

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