Had a strange MySQL error:
ERROR 1033 (HY000): Incorrect information in file (table_name)
We couldn't log into our app. It looked like the database connection wasn't happening. The logs were useless. All they said was that there was a null pointer exception for getting the data back from the database.
We have a Linux server, so I typed in the /etc/init.d/mysqld stop and then issued the start command:
/etc/init.d/mysqld start . It failed. I did it again (stop and start) and it said OK. I could log into the database. I could show tables. But when I went to select from the tables, I got the above error.
Nothing worked. Finally I rebooted the server and it was fixed. If anyone has an idea of what caused this, please leave a comment.