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

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Tue Oct 7 20:10:18 IST 2003

On Tue, 2003-10-07 at 19:55, Ramon Acedo wrote:

> It was just that! thanks Kevin. In Debian the sendmail package is
> not compiled with flock and instead it uses fcntl locking. flock()
> seems to be broken in some 2.4 kernels, probably that's the reason
> which made the package maintainer to not to compile with it.

Yes, its fixed in recent 2.4 kernels but its been broken a couple of
times I think and the sendmail team were considering making fcntl the
default at one stage.

Given the serious effects of this, perhaps its something that
MailScanner should check when starting up?

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