Mqueue.in just keeps growing...
Alex Neuman van der Hans
alex at rtpty.com
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 mqueue.in 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.in, mqueue, and incoming
> messages elsewhere and started MailScanner clean. Mqueue.in 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
> Thanks for any assistance...
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