starting yesterday every post to a wordpress 2.3.1 installation is generating a mysql error message that includes the string:
"Got a packet bigger than 'max_allowed_packet' bytes"
in #wordpress i was told to increase the mysql max_allowed_packet value. this wordpress installation is on a shared host so i cannot make this change (although i will be making this request to the isp today).
what are some potential reasons this problem might suddenly arise? and might there be another solution?
fwiw, this error is generated only when a post is published and even with the error message the post is published correctly. can i assume that i'm *not* dealing with any database corruption and that this error message is simply a warning of sorts?