bayes stopped working (now working)

Matt Kettler mkettler at EVI-INC.COM
Wed Nov 3 15:44:12 GMT 2004

At 08:54 AM 11/3/2004, Nick Meverden wrote:
>I noticed I was no longer getting autolearn=not spam in the email headers
>so I removed auto-whitelist and auto-whitelist.mutex and restarted
>MailScanner and bayes started working again.  Was this a corrupt
>auto-whitelist db?

Not likely.. It's more likely that MS killed SA while it had the AWL db
locked, and this resulted in a lingering lockfile....

Check your mail logs for mailscanner messages indicating that "SpamAssassin
timed out and was killed".

And of course, there's also some validity in the approach of disabling the
AWL, but I'd still keep a close eye out for timeouts, they aren't a good
thing. (Disabling bayes_auto_expire helps here, but be sure to use MS's
rebuild feature so expiry can run.)

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