Orphan files in /var/spool/mqueue.in

Plant, Dean dean.plant at roke.co.uk
Fri Nov 24 16:06:11 GMT 2006

Martin Hepworth wrote:
> Plant, Dean wrote:
>> I am curious if the orphan files that I have to clear out of
>> /var/spool/mqueue.in every so often is something that other people
>> experience or do I have a problem that should be investigated
>> further. These files build up at the rate of about 3-4 a day on each
>> server which deal with about 30,000 messages a day, I have the lock
>> type set to posix and I am using the standard sendmail 8.13 rpm's
>> from CentOS 4 with MailScanner v4.52.2 
> make sure you have "Lock Type = posix" in MailScanner.conf

Thanks for your reply,

I do have posix set, that is why im curious to find out if this occurs
on other peoples servers or is just a problem with my servers, as
CentOS/RHEL seems to be in widespread use with MailScanner.

# grep "Lock Type" /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf
Lock Type = posix


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