but in fact if you wait 60 seconds, and try "mysql", the software is up.
The issue is using a large amount of memory and memlock=1
It seems that the OS takes time to lock the memory and the software reports a failure to start when in fact, the process has not finished yet.
The issue may be compounded by the fact that the machine is virtual, Vmware, and it may take longer to acquire a lock on memory.
I use large-pages=1.
I have no idea if the memory is actually locked or not