MailScanner children hanging on startup when spam.lists.conf
file is open by another process
warren.guy at calorieking.com
Wed Apr 2 15:00:21 IST 2008
Sorry for the extraneous post, but just wanted to clarify a couple of
Warren Guy wrote:
> I encountered a strange problem this evening, where a colleague had
> inadvertently left open a terminal on our mail server with the
> spam.lists.conf configuration file open in vi, which seemed to cause the
> MailScanner child processes to die when they (re-)started.
The processes weren't "dying", but rather seemed to hang.
> (from where MailScanner appeared to die, when the last child restarted):
That is, when MailScanner stopped processing mail after the last child
process hung on restarting.
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