just keeps growing...

Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at
Wed Oct 8 19:00:27 IST 2008

You probably updated something and broke perl. Install the latest  
MailScanner beta on top of your existing installation - that'll  
probably fix a lot of things.

On Oct 8, 2008, at 12:17 PM, Max Kipness wrote:

> Yesterday, I rebooted our MailScanner server after more than a year.  
> There was a problem with an interface and it took an hour  to bring  
> it back up. When back up I noticed that the folder had  
> grown to a couple of thousand as I have script to monitor all the  
> queues. I didn’t think much of it because this happens, but it  
> finally catches up after an hour or so. Well by the time I had a  
> chance to get back to it in the evening, there were 40k messages in  
> mquque, and incoming seemed to stay at 90. It was obvious that  
> MailScanner was no longer processing mail.
> I see no errors in the maillog, the local dns caching server is  
> working fine and fast as can be, and nothing else really stands out.  
> Thinking that there were just too many emails coming in for it to  
> handle (load was up to 47 and sendmail kept stopping and starting  
> receiving messages). So I moved, mqueue, and incoming  
> messages elsewhere and started MailScanner clean. just  
> started growing again.
> After reading some other messages, I decided the best thing might be  
> to run in debug mode. I tried both setting debug=yes and running  
> check_MailScanner, and running ./MailScanner —debug and both of them  
> print a few lines, the last being SpamAssassin temp dir=blah, blah  
> then stops. In the maillog it prints a few lines and stops as well.  
> Isn’t debug mode supposed to process some mail, or one at a time  or  
> something. Or am I doing it wrong.
> Any other suggestions as to how to get MailScanner running or to  
> troubleshoot this error? Or get debug mode running to see where the  
> problem might be?
> Unfortunately I had to stop the MailScanner services and start  
> Sendmail and let thousands of spam through so users could get email  
> today.
> Thanks for any assistance...
> Max
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