MySQL kill could be so much more exciting

When I kill a query or connection, whoever is running it gets a boring message about what happens. Wouldn’t it be fun and useful to be able to specify the error message the user should see? Imagine the possibilities:

mysql> KILL 10282, "Sorry, no cigar today. Try again tomorrow."

Joking aside, relevant error messages would be great for all involved.


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I'm Baron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of VividCortex. I am the author of High Performance MySQL and lots of open-source software for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. I contribute to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB. More about me.


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