Warnings about file locking

Adrian Barker A.Barker at UCL.AC.UK
Tue Nov 13 09:03:29 GMT 2001

In the syslog files we see a number of errors of the form:

Nov 13 02:13:11 pop-b.ucl.ac.uk mailscanner[20961]: Failed to lock /var/spool/mqueue.in/qfCAA21422: Resource temporarily unavailable

Does anyone know what these mean, and what should be done about them ? It does not
look like a load-related problem, as they occur throughout the day and night.
The machine is running Solaris 8.

Thanks for any suggestions,

Adrian Barker, Information Systems
University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
External phone: (+44) 020 7679  2795,  Fax (+44) 20 7388 5406
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Email: A.Barker at ucl.ac.uk

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