The MySQLd (version 4) process on my server seems to be permanent, as it is always shown in "top". It consumes 270MB RAM and up to 10% CPU (nothing when there is no load). It seems to run permanently, as it has an uptime as long as the server's uptime. I think I didn't notice this on my previous server whch was running MySQL version 3. Has someone else noticed this behavior of MySQLd? Is it normal?