Messages sent with header only, SYSERR(root): readqf: cannot open

Quentin Campbell Q.G.Campbell at NEWCASTLE.AC.UK
Mon Nov 29 09:02:45 GMT 2004

>-----Original Message-----
>From: MailScanner mailing list 
>[mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Julian Field
>Sent: 28 November 2004 11:43
>Subject: Re: Messages sent with header only, SYSERR(root): 
>readqf: cannot open
>Do a
>/usr/sbin/sendmail -d0.1 -bt </dev/null
>and see if the output contains HASFLOCK. If it doesn't then set "Lock
>Type = posix" in MailScanner.conf.

The advice above might be a little confusing. At least it has confused

I run bog standard RedHat AS 3 systems [Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS
release 3 (Taroon Update 2)] which have Sendmail 8.12.11/8.12.10.

Because of this I do not set "Lock Type" in MailScanner.conf and let it
default as "flock" as advised by your MailScanner.conf comments

Running Sendmail as above at that debug level says nothing about
"HASFLOCK" on RH AS 3 systems. 

Also I have seen just two "readqf" message in more than a week and that
is amongst a million+ messages received.

If I am supposed to ignore the MailScanner.conf advice and follow the
new advice above, could I ask that the comments in MailScanner.conf be
updated as well?



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