Input/Output Error

Marcelo Zacarias da Silva marcelo at
Fri Jun 23 15:52:32 IST 2006

On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 10:28:57AM -0400, Matt Standish wrote:
> Hello all.
> After running Mailscanner for a while (I haven't been able to find a
> constant variable) MailScanner (postfix) stops delivering or receiving
> mail. I receive an Input/Output error whenever I type a command at the
> terminal and I am forced to reboot. I am thinking I am either running
> too many processes or opening to many files.  Anyone know a kernel
> variable I can try and set?
> I am running
> Suse 10.0
> MailScanner 4.53.6-1
> Postfix 2.2.5
> SA 3.1.0
> ClamAV 0.88
> Bind is running for local caching
> I am using just the database logging portion of MailWatch
> I have a ram drive at /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming
> The server is a
> Dual PIV 1.8Ghz Xeon
> 4G Ram
> 120G RAID 5 (SCSI 10k RPM) (ReiserFS)
> I havce nothing in /var/log/messages, which I am assuming is because
> the file system can't be written too.

I had the same problem with an Adaptec 2200S SCSI RAID controller and 
the aacraid driver.  The problem was (almost) solved with a firmware 


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