log_warnings = 2
Yields useful information in the MariaDB or MySQL error log file (or syslog on Debian/Ubuntu) you don’t want to miss out on.
You will know about aborted connections, which are otherwise only visible through global status as Aborted_connects (lost connection before they completed authentication) and Aborted_clients (cut fully authenticated connection).
It looks like
130523 2:14:05 [Warning] Aborted connection 173629 to db: 'unconnected' user: 'someapp' host: '10.2.0.50' (Unknown error)
You will know when, where from, and if for instance a wrong password was used you’ll see the username. Basically you’ll get as much info as the server has available at that point. Useful.