4.05-3 update

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Nov 4 20:04:35 GMT 2002

At 20:00 04/11/2002, you wrote:
>i see u added SCO Openserver into the startup script, yes, it works fine!!


>new issue.. :)
>if you put 500 pieces of mail in the input directory (1000 files),
>mailscanner croaks and complains about too many files.  Of course, you
>then get a spiral of death, more mail comes in... more files etc...
>Cannot build message from /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/3964/g
>/var/spool/mqueue.in/dfgA4I73L00650, Too many open files
>Commercial virus checker failed with real error:
>  Can't fork: Too many open files at
>  /opt/MailScanner/bin/MailScanner/SweepViruses.pm line 412.

That's a fault in your OS. Find out how to increase the number of file
handles you are allowed to open. Should be a configurable OS parameter.
Some other OS has a low limit on the number of file locks allowed at once.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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