a very confused mailscanner?

Randy Schultz schultz at SGI.COM
Tue Nov 11 04:20:37 GMT 2003

On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Ugo Bellavance wrote:

-}> to heavy usage scenarios.  After a particularly good beating
-}> mailscanner
-}> went out to lunch with:
-}> Nov 10 17:10:35 d3 nosa_MailScanner[834]: Could not open file
-}> >/var/spool/mqueue/nosa/mailscanner_work/834/hAALp9dR077394.he
-}> ader: Too many open files
-}> Nov 10 17:10:35 d3 nosa_MailScanner[834]: Cannot create +
-}> lock headers file
-}> /var/spool/mqueue/nosa/mailscanner_work/834/hAALp9dR077394.header,
-}Have you looked at /etc/security/limits.conf?

Yes.  No apparent problems that I could tell:
# limits -a
Resource limits (current):
  cputime          infinity secs
  filesize         infinity kb
  datasize           524288 kb
  stacksize           65536 kb
  coredumpsize     infinity kb
  memoryuse        infinity kb
  memorylocked     infinity kb
  maxprocesses         5547
  openfiles           11095
  sbsize           infinity bytes
  vmemoryuse       infinity kb

-}> At first I thought it was insufficient file descriptors
-}> available so I up'ed
-}> that limit and rebooted.  No effect.  The in queue has only
-}> 1400 emails to
-}> be processed, system is idle, tons of all resources available.
-}> Anybody have any idea what's up?

 Randy    (schultz at sgi.com)  715-726-2832          <*>

 The Penguin Cometh

More information about the MailScanner mailing list