Batch Constantly Growing in Size Issue

Ugo Bellavance ugob at
Thu Aug 31 19:05:04 IST 2006

Ugo Bellavance wrote:
> Bjorgen T. Eatinger wrote:
>> For unknown reason, my mail server started getting way behind in 
>> processing messages in the MailScanner batch, and the amount waiting 
>> just keeps growing and never decreases, but about 10 to 20 messages 
>> per day.
> Probably since the last upgrade?  did you fix the lock type?  If you 
> did, then maybe you should clean up your

I used

find /var/spool/ -type f -mtime +2 -print

to display orphaned files and

find /var/spool/ -type f -mtime +2 -print | xargs rm -f

to delete them.

>> Aug 31 09:24:16 mail MailScanner[5531]: New Batch: Found 453 messages 
>> waiting
>> Aug 31 09:24:16 mail MailScanner[5531]: New Batch: Forwarding 1 
>> unscanned messages, 36314 bytes
>> Is anyone else experiencing this and/or know what this is all about 
>> and how to resolve it?
>> I've searched the Internet for answers for more than 1 month with no 
>> success.  I did try using the debug feature, and got zero results (no 
>> issues).
>> I also tried searching the Archives and FAQs, also with no results.
>> Please help!
>> Thank you, Bjorgen Eatinger

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