#2 Oct 24, 2005 20:40
We're running the same version as you are and don't have a problem. I don't know what to suggest, other than perhaps upgrade to a newer version, as that MIGHT fix the problem.
The only other thought isn't a FIX, but could tide you over till "Phoenix" comes out - create a CRON job to kill those 'sleeping' threads every so often, thus avoiding a max_connections crash. (Ain't exactly pretty and it does assume that you can identify WHICH threads to kill, but it's the only thing I can think of ... off the top of my addled head).
Hope this helps.