Random messages stuck in mqueue

Chris Yuzik itdept at fractalweb.com
Wed Aug 1 06:00:42 IST 2007

Corey McFadden wrote:
> We're experiencing an issue on one of our boxes where messages (a good 
> percentage) are hung in /var/spool/mqueue after being processed by 
> MailScanner.  Even those to be delivered locally will sit for 
> (sometimes) hours until they're finally delivered.
> I've never seen this behavior before and something is definitely awry.
> Here's the environment:
> This is CentOS release 4.5 (Final)
> This is Perl version 5.008008 (5.8.8)
> This is MailScanner version 4.61.7


You don't mention whether you're using sendmail or postfix or ??

My guess? Incorrect lock type. For sendmail, you should have "posix".

Also, you might consider upgrading to latest version of MailScanner.

Hope this helps.


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