file descriptors on FreeBSD

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Dec 12 11:45:13 GMT 2002

At 20:14 11/12/2002, you wrote:
>My file descriptor problem:
>Dec  9 10:01:04 mx3 sendmail[39837]: File descriptors missing on startup:
>stdin, stdout, stderr; Bad file descriptor
>disappears if I restart MailScanner every hour.  The problem hasn't returned
>for 2 days.
>Juilian, what does the parent process do?  Which bits of code should I look

Look at the /usr/sbin/MailScanner script, the "for(;;)" loop which starts
at line 179. You can ignore the "WorkForHours()" call as that only happens
in the child process.
Julian Field
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