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Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Tue Apr 11 16:40:14 IST 2006

On 11/04/06, Roger Jochem <roger at> wrote:
> Hello all!
> I finally found the problem with my mail server with messages sended with an
> empty body (problem related in the e-mail bellow).
> Turn's out that MailScanner is fine, sendmail is fine,  and the problem was
> with Mailwatch.
> There is a php script in /usr/local/bin called "mailq" that reads the mail
> queue to show in Mailwatch frontend. This script runs every minute, and it
> locks the messages (sometimes), and because of that MailScanner sends the
> empty messages (with the locking error) and then after that the normal
> (full) message. I turned that script off and now everything is working
> fine... What a fight...
> Is there something I have to do with that script to make it run with
> sendmail 8.13 ?
> Regards
> Roger Jochem
Seems that script is using flock for locking, not lockf (posix). So
Steve (or *someone*) might have something to do there:-). Usual
disclaimer applies: I might be reading the code wrong;).

-- Glenn
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