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mysql_ping

(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5)

mysql_pingEsegue un ping su una connessione al server o riconnette se non non esiste la connessione

Descrizione

bool mysql_ping ([ resource $ identificativo_connessione ] )

mysql_ping() controlla se una connessione al server funziona o meno. Se questa è caduta, viene tentata una riconnessione automatica. Questa funzione può essere usata dagli script che rimangono inattivi per un lungo periodo per controllare se il server ha chiuso la connessione o meno e riconnettersi se necessario. mysql_ping() restituisce TRUE se la connessione al server è funzionante, altrimenti FALSE.

Vedere anche: mysql_thread_id() e mysql_list_processes().

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alext at marketdream dot com dot mx
4 years ago
mysql_ping() is really helpful when you have this annoying error:

MYSQL Error 2006 Server has gone away

For CI users:
In 1.7.2 version of codeigniter, there is a function

$this->db->reconnect()

that uses mysql_ping() to reestablish the timed out connection.

This function is specially useful when developing social media sites that uses hundreds of connections to the db such asinserting or selecting.
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miro dot dietiker at md-systems dot ch
6 years ago
When checking if a $resource works...
be prepared that mysql_ping returns NULL as long as $resource is no correct mysql resource.
<?php
$resource
=NULL;
var_dump = @mysql_ping($resource);
# showing NULL
?>
This could be used to decide of a current $resource is a mysql or a mysqli connection when nothing else is available to do that...
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dustin hawkins
8 years ago
When using the mysql_ping command under php 5.1.2 and mysql 5.0, I was having problems with the auto-reconnect "feature", mainly that when the connection was severed, a mysql_ping would not automatically re-establish the connection to the database.

The connection to the DB is dropped when the time without a query excedes the wait_timeout value in my.cnf. You can check your wait_timeout by running the query "SHOW VARIABLES;"

If you're having problems auto-reconnecting when the connection is dropped, use this code:

<?php

$conn
= mysql_connect('localhost','user','pass');
mysql_select_db('db',$conn);

if (!
mysql_ping ($conn)) {
  
//here is the major trick, you have to close the connection (even though its not currently working) for it to recreate properly.
  
mysql_close($conn);
  
$conn = mysql_connect('localhost','user','pass');
  
mysql_select_db('db',$conn);
}

//run queries knowing that your connection is alive....

?>
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cybot2000 at yahoo dot de
9 years ago
It should be noted that mysql_ping() seems to reset the error message on the server.
I used it to check whether the connection was still alive before reading the error message via mysql_error() and it always returned an empty string. Upon removing the connection check everything worked.
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vinicius at teracom dot com dot br
10 years ago
Is important to remember that if your first connection to mysql don't works, mysql_ping will always return true! So, if you want to check if mysql is connected, first of all you must check if mysql_connect do not returns false and then you can begin to check mysql_ping.
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luky37
5 years ago
If you get 'error 2006: MySQL server has gone away' messages when running (really) long scripts, mysql_ping will help detecting the loss of the db-connection. This can happen, when 'wait timeout' is reached (MySQL default is 8 hours).
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Doug
4 years ago
This function *does not* attempt to reconnect at this time.  It only tells you whether or not you currently *are* connected.

To actually reconnect, you will have to implement this yourself in a wrapper class.
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