Failed to lock ...: Invalid argument

Nick Phillips nwp at LEMON-COMPUTING.COM
Fri Mar 22 01:49:53 GMT 2002

On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 04:50:35PM -0800, Keith Burris wrote:

> Mar 21 09:34:46 mail mailscanner[11751]: Failed to lock /var/spool/exim_incoming/input/16nrMo-0002jf-00-H: Invalid argument
> So MailScanner is actually trying to lock an Exim message header file,
> but can't. MailScanner is running as user exim and group mail. The
> permissions for the example file are:
> 134934 -rw-------  1 exim  mail  1019 Mar 20 17:27 16nrMo-0002jf-00-H
> Any other thoughts?

You are *sure* that the ls output above is from the directory
/var/spool/exim_incoming/input?? You've not messed with the locking setting
in the mailscanner.conf? Your Exim is compiled with the usual locking setup?
Exim version is what?



Nick Phillips -- nwp at
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