Databases are more easily managed if all operations and logging are available to
DBAs and scripts at the SQL client command line.
So an additional improvement would be to add a SQL command like Oracle’s SHUTDOWN.
See the blog post for a comparison table
Reference from Oracle: http://www.dba-oracle.com/concepts/shutdown_commands.htm
USD$100 committed from James Briggs at the MariaDB BoF at OSCON 2011
Observers changed: Monty,Sergei