Ref T6742. Root cause of the issue:
- Daemon was running on a machine with a very long host name, which produced a lease name which was longer than 64 characters.
- MySQL wasn't set in STRICT_ALL_TABLES.
- The daemon would UPDATE .. SET leaseOwner = <very long string> to lock a task, and MySQL would silently truncate.
- The daemon would then try to select the locked task, but fail, because there's no matching lease owner.
To resolve this, use only the first 32 characters of the hostname. See IRC for more discussion.