too many children processes

Mariano Absatz mailscanner at LISTS.COM.AR
Wed May 21 16:26:40 IST 2003

I guess you have more than one instance of MailScanner running...
ps -auxw --forest
should hint you about it (maybe an old 3.x installation?)

If whenever you reboot, you still get more MailScanner processes than 
expected, then
grep -i mailscanner /etc/init.d/*
may hint you about why it is starting at boot time

El 21 May 2003 a las 8:15, Brad White escribió:

> I have max children set to 5, and there are 10 child MailScanner processes
> running.  This seems to be messing up the processing of mail.  When I run
> the /etc/init.d/Mailscanner stop script it only stops half of the
> processes.  This is running 4.20-3, and has been for many days without any
> problems.  No changes have been made to the system.  Where are the other 5
> MailScanner children coming from? 
> Thanks.

Mariano Absatz
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