Packet Bigger than "max_allowed_packet"

Hello,

Can anyone shed light on what might be causing the following errors?

I understand about deactivating plugins and the process of elimination, etc. and am in the process, but hoped someone might know the culprit and shorten the process.

Thanks,

Phil D

[04-Jan-2013 01:27:17] WordPress database error Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes for query SELECT meta_value FROM wp_sitemeta WHERE meta_key = ‘translation_ops’ AND site_id = 1 made by require_once(‘wp-admin/admin.php’:wink:, require_once(‘wp-admin/admin-header.php’:wink:, do_action(‘admin_head’:wink:, call_user_func_array, domain_map->build_cookie, update_user_meta, update_metadata

[04-Jan-2013 01:28:17] WordPress database error Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes for query SELECT meta_value FROM wp_sitemeta WHERE meta_key = ‘translation_ops’ AND site_id = 1 made by require_once(‘wp-admin/admin.php’:wink:, require_once(‘wp-admin/admin-header.php’:wink:, do_action(‘admin_head’:wink:, call_user_func_array, domain_map->build_cookie, update_user_meta, update_metadata

[04-Jan-2013 01:28:23] WordPress database error Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes for query SELECT meta_value FROM wp_sitemeta WHERE meta_key = ‘translation_ops’ AND site_id = 1 made by require_once(‘wp-admin/admin.php’:wink:, require_once(‘wp-admin/admin-header.php’:wink:, do_action(‘admin_head’:wink:, call_user_func_array, domain_map->build_cookie, update_user_meta, update_metadata

[04-Jan-2013 01:29:02] WordPress database error Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes for query SELECT meta_value FROM wp_sitemeta WHERE meta_key = ‘translation_ops’ AND site_id = 1 made by require_once(‘wp-admin/admin.php’:wink:, require_once(‘wp-admin/admin-header.php’:wink:, do_action(‘admin_head’:wink:, call_user_func_array, domain_map->build_cookie, update_user_meta, update_metadata

[04-Jan-2013 01:30:13] WordPress database error Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes for query SELECT meta_value FROM wp_sitemeta WHERE meta_key = ‘translation_ops’ AND site_id = 1 made by require_once(‘wp-admin/admin.php’:wink:, require_once(‘wp-admin/admin-header.php’:wink:, do_action(‘admin_head’:wink:, call_user_func_array, domain_map->build_cookie, update_user_meta, update_metadata

[04-Jan-2013 01:30:21] WordPress database error Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes for query SELECT meta_value FROM wp_sitemeta WHERE meta_key = ‘translation_ops’ AND site_id = 1 made by require_once(‘wp-admin/admin.php’:wink:, require_once(‘wp-admin/admin-header.php’:wink:, do_action(‘admin_head’:wink:, call_user_func_array, domain_map->build_cookie, update_user_meta, update_metadata

[04-Jan-2013 01:30:43] WordPress database error Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes for query SELECT meta_value FROM wp_sitemeta WHERE meta_key = ‘translation_ops’ AND site_id = 1 made by require_once(‘wp-admin/admin.php’:wink:, require_once(‘wp-admin/admin-header.php’:wink:, do_action(‘admin_head’:wink:, call_user_func_array, domain_map->build_cookie, update_user_meta, update_metadata

[04-Jan-2013 01:31:09] WordPress database error Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes for query SELECT meta_value FROM wp_sitemeta WHERE meta_key = ‘translation_ops’ AND site_id = 1 made by require_once(‘wp-admin/admin.php’:wink:, require_once(‘wp-admin/admin-header.php’:wink:, do_action(‘admin_head’:wink:, call_user_func_array, domain_map->build_cookie, update_user_meta, update_metadata

[04-Jan-2013 01:31:17] WordPress database error Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes for query SELECT meta_value FROM wp_sitemeta WHERE meta_key = ‘translation_ops’ AND site_id = 1 made by require_once(‘wp-admin/admin.php’:wink:, require_once(‘wp-admin/admin-header.php’:wink:, do_action(‘admin_head’:wink:, call_user_func_array, domain_map->build_cookie, update_user_meta, update_metadata

[04-Jan-2013 01:48:00] WordPress database error Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes for query SELECT meta_value FROM wp_sitemeta WHERE meta_key = ‘translation_ops’ AND site_id = 1 made by require_once(‘wp-admin/admin.php’:wink:, require_once(‘wp-admin/admin-header.php’:wink:, do_action(‘admin_head’:wink:, call_user_func_array, domain_map->build_cookie, update_user_meta, update_metadata