dying children?

Jon Dustin jdustin at usm.maine.edu
Tue Jul 29 16:52:48 IST 2008

>>> On 7/29/2008 at 11:17 AM, in message <488F3472.1090904 at fsl.com>, Steve Freegard
<steve.freegard at fsl.com> wrote:
> Jon Dustin wrote:
>>>>> On 7/29/2008 at 10:52 AM, in message
>> Another update: It appears only certain messages cause the children to die, 
> as there are some in the queue that seem to be scanned MANY times:
> I suspect MailScanner is dying at during the batch which causes the 
> messages to be processed again and again.
> Run MailScanner in debug mode 'MailScanner --debug --debug-sa' and see 
> what turns up.

Sure enough, I found a message that was causing the MailScanner children to die. Each of my MailScanner hosts had a copy (guess I'm just lucky) delivered on July 7, and that is exactly when performance began degrading.

Julian - Would you like a copy of these messages? They look like spam to me, but I am not sure exactly where the problem with MailScanner lies.

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