MailScanner 4.12-2 / 4.13-3 incoming failed
craig at STRONG-BOX.NET
Wed Mar 26 22:23:50 GMT 2003
On Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at 02:11 PM, Stijn Jonker wrote:
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> Hello all,
> I have seen this problem with diffrent scripts and programs on my
> If you are all running redhat, the following has happend afaik.
> Redhat silently upgraded glibc from 2.2.X to 2.3.X while incorporating
> latest sun rpc fix. (The reason for the upgrade iirc)
> Now some (if not most processes) show up as:
> 773 ? S 0:00 [sendmail]
> 782 ? S 0:00 [sendmail]
> when doing a ps -ax or ps -eaf.
Funny. I've put all the updates on my RH 7.2 system and don't see what
you're describing - at least for the sendmail process:
[craig at orange craig]$ rpm -q glibc sendmail samba kernel
[craig at orange craig]$ ps -ax | fgrep sendmail
3219 ? S 0:00 sendmail: accepting connections
3224 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/sendmail -q15m
6877 pts/0 S 0:00 fgrep sendmail
> I blame it on the glibc upgrade and had to modify a bunch of scripts.
Have you upgraded your kernel for the strace() problem? I'd be more
suspicious of a kernel upgrade causing this kind of thing.
> I don't know what the exact meaning is if a process is in between 
> brackets. Couldn't find it that quick. I had to "repair" a lot of
> monitoring and reporting tools and I don't have time to make ps do the
> right thing again.
> Hope this helps!
> On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Bruce Rahn wrote:
>> Allow me to add a more detailed observation in addition to my first
>> of "seeing the same problem here".
>> First off, this discrepancy started after the last kernel/glibc
>> Everything was fine before that. I too was bitten by the sendmail
>> start' issue when I upgraded, but that one was quick and easy to
>> track down.
>> Now two more tid-bits. While it indicates failed, it indeed is
>> after a MailScanner start up and stops after a MailScanner stop. So
>> why the
>> error that it failed? It indeed works.
>> Also, after the kernel/glibc update, the MailScanner-MRTG graph of
>> Copies Of
>> Sendmail went from showing two down to showing zero. If I were
>> smarter, I'm
>> sure this is a clue.
>> It's not a show stopper, just leaves one with a false impression that
>> are not working when indeed they are.
>> Regards -- Bruce
>> Bruce Rahn
>> brahn at woh.rr.com
>> Wisdom has two parts:
>> 1. having a lot to say; and
>> 2. not saying it!
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
>> Behalf Of Julian Field
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 2:10 PM
>> To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
>> Subject: Re: MailScanner 4.12-2 / 4.13-3 incoming failed
>> At 18:56 26/03/2003, you wrote:
>>> I'm having this problem that when I run 'service MailScanner
>>> status' the
>>> output displays the following error:
>>> Checking MailScanner daemons:
>>> MailScanner: [ OK ]
>>> incoming sendmail: [FAILED]
>>> outgoing sendmail: [ OK ]
>>> I've verified mail is working both in and out bound correctly, so I
>>> don't know why the error.
>>> I have RedHatV8.0, and I just upgrade today to MailScanner 4.13-3.
>>> also had the problem with MailScanner V4.12-2. I never notice the
>>> problem before until I upgraded the kernel and glib rpms last week
>>> security reasons.
>>> Has anyone else seen this problem yet?
>> The sendmail replacement RPM issued by RedHat Network does a
>> service sendmail restart
>> which re-runs sendmail :-(
>> I stopped it doing it in future by adding intentional syntax errors to
>> (I added a load of text on the end explaining what I had done, which
>> course generates load of sh syntax errors)
>> Julian Field
>> Professional Support Services at www.MailScanner.biz
>> MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support
> - --
> Met Vriendelijke groet/Yours Sincerely
> Stijn Jonker <SJCJonker at sjc.nl>
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