orphaned files in mqueue.in on restart

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sun Jan 19 12:36:59 GMT 2003

There is a possibility that MailScanner is taking quite a while to do all
its cleaning up, which on some systems may make the RedHat functions kill
it "nastily" before it has finished its job.

In the /etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner script, there is a line in the "stop"
section that says
         killproc MailScanner
Change that so it says
         killproc MailScanner -15
and see if that solves the problem.

At 03:11 19/01/2003, you wrote:
>Several weeks back (Mon, 30 Dec 2002 14:46:08 -0600) we inquired about
>files in the incoming mailscanner queue never being delivered.  These
>files correspond exactly with when mailscanner is stopped and then
>started again.  4.11 was supposed to remedy this.
>We have installed 4.11 and found this not to be the case.
>Any hints how to proceed?
>Clint Miller

Julian Field
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