MySQL cannot start inside a container:
~# service mysqld start Timeout error occurred trying to start MySQL Daemon. Starting MySQL: [FAILED]
Upon checking MySQL logs, the following error can be observed, that indicates InnoDB corruption:
130810 18:29:44 mysqld started InnoDB: Log scan progressed past the checkpoint lsn 26 2213223494 130810 18:29:44 InnoDB: Database was not shut down normally! InnoDB: Starting crash recovery. InnoDB: Reading tablespace information from the .ibd files... InnoDB: Restoring possible half-written data pages from the doublewrite InnoDB: buffer... InnoDB: Doing recovery: scanned up to log sequence number 26 2213226852 130810 18:29:45 InnoDB: Starting an apply batch of log records to the database... InnoDB: Progress in percents: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 InnoDB: Probable data corruption on page 1253469 InnoDB: Original record (compact record) InnoDB: on that page. InnoDB: Cannot find the dir slot for record (compact record) InnoDB: on that page! 130810 18:29:45 InnoDB: Page dump in ascii and hex (16384 bytes) -----snip----- 130810 18:43:03 InnoDB: Page checksum 2737367751, prior-to-4.0.14-form checksum 3741771681 InnoDB: stored checksum 2737367751, prior-to-4.0.14-form stored checksum 3741771681 InnoDB: Page lsn 26 2211199944, low 4 bytes of lsn at page end 2211199944 InnoDB: Page number (if stored to page already) 1253469, InnoDB: space id (if created with >= MySQL-4.1.1 and stored already) 0 InnoDB: Page may be an index page where index id is 0 522 130810 18:43:03InnoDB: Assertion failure in thread 1120397632 in file page0page.c line 132 InnoDB: We intentionally generate a memory trap. InnoDB: Submit a detailed bug report to http://bugs.mysql.com. InnoDB: If you get repeated assertion failures or crashes, even InnoDB: immediately after the mysqld startup, there may be InnoDB: corruption in the InnoDB tablespace. Please refer to InnoDB: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/forcing-recovery.html InnoDB: about forcing recovery. 130810 18:43:03 - mysqld got signal 11 ;
The InnoDB storage file of MySQL contains some kind of corruption which does not allow MySQL to use this storage further without forced recovery of the storage structure.
Process of fixing ordinary MySQL InnoDB corruption inside a container is exactly the same as in a usual hardware node. You may refer to official MySQL resources: