MailScanner processes die and don't restart

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Jun 20 17:28:34 IST 2003

At 17:26 20/06/2003, you wrote:
> > >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.
>Okay! So it wont loose mail either when i see a defunc ...

No, it won't.

>Thanks for explaining.

It's extremely difficult for MailScanner to actually lose mail.
It never ever takes overall responsibility for a message.
Julian Field
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