MailScanner hangs once a day

Sergio García Caso sergiogc at
Tue Aug 29 08:45:33 IST 2006

Friday MailScanner stopped at 10 AM, yesterday it stopped at 12.00 AM  
and today at 8.30 AM (another days it stopped at different times but 
always at morning) so I think that the problem isn´t a cron job. Perhaps 
the problem is the high load the server have weekdays?

Sometimes when the message "MailScanner child dying of old age" appears 
in the syslog MailScanner don´t restart and it hangs.

>> > Another important thing that I have forgotten is that MailScanner didn´t
>> > stop
>> > netiher on Saturday nor on Sunday, but today (Monday) it has stopped
>> > and I have had to restart it.
>> >
> Hm, well then.... One would surmise that *something* is happening
> weekdays that isn't happening during the weekends. I trust you looked
> at all the possible cron jobs (crontabs hi and lo ... /etc/cron*/* and
> the "oldstyle" crontabs) without finding anything that stood out?
> And no new connections to your MTA at the time of ... demise? (I'm
> thinking "huge mail" bringing things ... low...)

More information about the MailScanner mailing list