Massive queue buildup

Chandler, Jay chandler at
Tue Nov 14 17:16:41 GMT 2006


1. It's on different hardware, so I'm not convinced it's a hardware
based fault.

2.  Running Postfix here, so a ps ax | grep -c postfix returns 1.

3. I am running DCC, as well as Razor.

Jay Chandler
Network Administrator, Chapman University
714.628.7249 / chandler at
Today's Excuse: We are Microsoft.  What you are experiencing is not a
problem; it is an undocumented feature. 

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 9:37 PM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Massive queue buildup

On Mon, 13 Nov 2006, Jay Chandler wrote:

> Built my first Mailscanner / Postfix box on Friday due to a Sendmail 
> meltdown last week-- was forced to throw this box into production

Sendmail meltdown? I think it might be your hardware too.

ecartis~# ps ax | grep -c sendmail

dual 2.6, 2G mem and its hardly raising an sweat ~# w
  15:35:09 up 308 days,  5:08,  1 user,  load average: 0.47, 0.49, 0.44

> It ran fine over the weekend, but today there's a massive queue 
> buildup when I run an mqueue-- 10K so far and building.

enable log speed, ill bet youll discover its SA, do you use dcc? I had
to disable dcc a couple weeks ago because of similar issues.

> average of around 13.

the above is on my list server, so it works hard most of the time, with
a load of 13 I'd expact the see 10+K sendmail processes.. I dont know
how many sessions you were seeing or are seeing now with postfix, but
somthings amiss.


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