Post patching mysqld service fails to start, why?

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Issue

  • Post patching mysqld service fails to start
# /etc/init.d/mysql restart
 ERROR! MySQL server PID file could not be found!
Starting MySQL... ERROR! The server quit without updating PID file (/u01/mysqldb/cuvrd00a0006.pid).

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • mysql

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