SYSERR(root): readqf: cannot open ./df*

Stephane Lentz Stephane.Lentz at ANSF.ALCATEL.FR
Thu Dec 12 16:51:56 GMT 2002

On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 04:20:33PM -0000, Spicer, Kevin wrote:
> ...
> >>
> >Well there could be a problem with flock on a 2.4 kernel, but it sounds
> >like something else is going on since changing to fcntl didn't fix it.
> >I've not see any problems like this on any of my RedHat mail servers,
> >you'd think that one that  handles some 250K messages per day would
> >encounter the problem at some point.
> Yes, you would!
> >What other services does this box provide? What kind of mail load does
> >it see? Are there any automated processes futzing with access.db?
> I didn't really post my configuration here it is...
> Mandrake 9.0 (kernel 2.4.19)
> sendmail 8.12.6
> mailscanner 3.23
The linux kernel flock problem is detailed on
The fix (patch) appears on :
The kernel 2.4.19 included the relevant patch as far as I remember.
Looks like the problem is something else based on your configuration


Stephane Lentz / Alcanet International - Internet Services

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