MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual Including MySQL NDB Cluster 8.0

13.7.7.29 SHOW PROCESSLIST Statement

SHOW [FULL] PROCESSLIST

The MySQL process list indicates the operations currently being performed by the set of threads executing within the server. The SHOW PROCESSLIST statement is one source of process information. For a comparison of this statement with other sources, see Sources of Process Information.

Note

As of MySQL 8.0.22, an alternative implementation for SHOW PROCESSLIST is available based on the Performance Schema processlist table, which, unlike the default SHOW PROCESSLIST implementation, does not require a mutex and has better performance characteristics. For details, see Section 26.12.19.6, “The processlist Table”.

If you have the PROCESS privilege, you can see all threads, even those belonging to other users. Otherwise (without the PROCESS privilege), nonanonymous users have access to information about their own threads but not threads for other users, and anonymous users have no access to thread information.

Without the FULL keyword, SHOW PROCESSLIST displays only the first 100 characters of each statement in the Info field.

The SHOW PROCESSLIST statement is very useful if you get the too many connections error message and want to find out what is going on. MySQL reserves one extra connection to be used by accounts that have the CONNECTION_ADMIN privilege (or the deprecated SUPER privilege), to ensure that administrators should always be able to connect and check the system (assuming that you are not giving this privilege to all your users).

Threads can be killed with the KILL statement. See Section 13.7.8.4, “KILL Statement”.

Example of SHOW PROCESSLIST output:

mysql> SHOW FULL PROCESSLIST\G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
     Id: 1
   User: system user
   Host:
     db: NULL
Command: Connect
   Time: 1030455
  State: Waiting for master to send event
   Info: NULL
*************************** 2. row ***************************
     Id: 2
   User: system user
   Host:
     db: NULL
Command: Connect
   Time: 1004
  State: Has read all relay log; waiting for the slave
         I/O thread to update it
   Info: NULL
*************************** 3. row ***************************
     Id: 3112
   User: replikator
   Host: artemis:2204
     db: NULL
Command: Binlog Dump
   Time: 2144
  State: Has sent all binlog to slave; waiting for binlog to be updated
   Info: NULL
*************************** 4. row ***************************
     Id: 3113
   User: replikator
   Host: iconnect2:45781
     db: NULL
Command: Binlog Dump
   Time: 2086
  State: Has sent all binlog to slave; waiting for binlog to be updated
   Info: NULL
*************************** 5. row ***************************
     Id: 3123
   User: stefan
   Host: localhost
     db: apollon
Command: Query
   Time: 0
  State: NULL
   Info: SHOW FULL PROCESSLIST

SHOW PROCESSLIST output has these columns: