Problems with inbound mail queue

Joost Waversveld joost at WAVERSVELD.NL
Tue Aug 30 08:55:43 IST 2005

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> I think the problem only occurs when sendmail and MailScanner have a
> tussle over the same file. If the sendmail process is finished before
> the MailScanner process tries to access the file, there is no
> contention, and no locking problem.
> But sooner or later, there will be a contention problem, and the newer
> sendmail will choke itself.

Yesterday I changed the setting for the file locking to POSIX and it worked!

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