Non-ending processes

Steve Campbell campbell at CNPAPERS.COM
Thu Dec 22 16:56:02 GMT 2005

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I run 3 MS boxes, Two are quite busy and the 3rd is a little less than so.

I am running Tao Linux 1.0. Whenever I stop MailScanner (using the init 
script) on the two busy boxes, I invariably have to kill a ton of sendmail 
processes. Most of them are reading data. The MS version is old, but not 
ancient and this has always been the case. This means I can't do a 'start' 
until this is done due to the port 25 being bound already.

I have waited for these processes to finish normally, but they never seem to 
complete. Has there ever been this type of problem with MS or could 
something else be amiss? I was under the impression that stopping MS was 
supposed to kill the parent sendmail process and, in the same vein, start 
stopping the children.

Any suggestions please?

And a very Merry Christmas to all who see this!

Steve Campbell
campbell at
Charleston Newspapers

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