MailScanner processes die and don't restart

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Jun 20 17:17:55 IST 2003

At 17:15 20/06/2003, you wrote:
> > was proving to be a problem with Postfix. If the child processes didn't die
> > nicely, they weren't being re-spawned. They now re-spawn regardless of how
> > they die. That should have fixed this problem.
> > >Is there a script that will keep track of how many processes are supposed
> > >to be running and if it is short of that, it will start that many
> > >more?   Is there some other solution to this problem?
>Is someone else also seeing this, as i do, when i do a reload or service
>restart that all mailscanners get a defunc ... ? Or is this ment to be ?

You should see a load defunct for about 5 to 10 seconds, at which point
they should disappear. While they are defunct, the parent process is
cleaning up after them so it leaves your filesystem nice and tidy.
Julian Field
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