Too many open files + Cannot create + lock headers file

Hong Zhu hzhu at
Thu Jul 10 16:17:15 IST 2003

Hi All,

We installed mailscanner 4.21-9 on a Solaris 8 system,
I updated max file descriptor to be unlimited in
"/opt/MailScanner/bin/check_mailscanner" from:
ulimit -n 2000 >/dev/null 2>&1
ulimit -n unlimited >/dev/null 2>&1

I terminated old MailScanner processes, then ran
"check_mailscanner", but I still saw following errors
in the log:

MailScanner[14033]: Could not open file
>/var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/14033/h6AEnFre013009.header: Too many open

MailScanner[14033]: Cannot create + lock headers file

Is there anything else that I need to update?

Your quick response is highly appreciated,

many thanks,

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