readqf: cannot open ./d* (including last MailScanner)

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Oct 7 10:02:32 IST 2003

Just occurred to me....
Your mqueue is on a local filesystem isn't it?

At 20:32 06/10/2003, you wrote:
> >I have just disable the sendmail -q cron and am waiting for MS to
> > >process the mqueue, if the messages get delivered we've got it.
> >
> > It doesn't attempt to run the whole queue, it just does a delivery attempt
> > on each of the messages it has just placed in the outgoing queue. You
> still
> > need something like
> >          sendmail -q15m
> > in order to regularly run your queue. But you never need a cron job as
> > well, that's just repeating what the "sendmail -q15m" does anyway.
>OK, it's better to do sendmail -q10m than the cron job but, how can I
>detect which sendmail is having problems processing the queue and
>failing with "SYSERR(root): readqf: cannot open ./d*" every time?.
>It can be the queue runner (or the cron job) or the sendmail run by MS
>in the delivery attempts. There's no other sendmail process working in
>/var/spool/mqueue, the other is configured in QueueOnly to
>Does someone know how could I make that sendmail does not send the error
>message to my users? I get tons of that messages, and even more with the
>today's last version,

Julian Field
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