MailScanner needs to be restarted 2 times

Rob Freeman rob at
Thu Feb 2 20:44:43 GMT 2006

Kevin Droz wrote:
> I'm running MailScanner 4.48.4-2 using SpamAssassin 3.1.0-1. Ever since I
> enabled SpamAssassin and make a change I need to restart MailScanner twice
> before it stays up. When I look in the log I see MailScanner trying to
> start, it stops responding after this line "started as: /usr/sbin/sendmail
> -q15m -OPidFile=/var/run/" I do another restart and it
> starts working fine. I don't know if it's timing with activity in the mail
> server or maybe a lack of ram. My machine is low end Celeron with only 128
> MB of ram. 
> Thanks for the help.
> Kevin.

We run a pause in the mailscanner restart switch so to make sure all 
instances of sendmail are shutoff before mailscanner starts back up.  I 
am thinking since this is a slower box, the sendmails are still active 
when your mailscanner tries to start back up.


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