I have had system running for quite some time and on the weekend updated the latest packages which seemed at the time to have worked. I found out this morning that it has infact killed the system.
It seems several tables are now corrupt and mariad will not start.
I tried repairing the database with
myisamchk --recover --extend-check --force /var/lib/mysql/mysql/*.MYI
When this runs I get some tables reporting
Found block that points outside data file at xx
One table returns
Found block with too small length at xxxx: skipped
Any other things to try?