Attempted reconnect 3 times. Giving up.
Could not connect to database using url 'jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/openmrs?autoReconnect=true&sessionVariables=storage_engine=InnoDB&useUnicode=true&characterEncoding=UTF-8', username 'openmrs', and pw '*******'. Connection properties can be set with runtime property: 'connection.username', 'connection.password', and 'connection.url'
I'm guessing there might be a mismatch between the mysql.db and mysql.user table that is causing the confusion. I have a workaround, but I really want to know what's going on inside MySQL's brain. For those interested, here's the simple workaround.
grant all on openmrs.* to openmrs;