Problem with check_MailScanner hourly Cron

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Tue Dec 15 10:01:07 GMT 2009

2009/12/14 Diane Rolland <drolland at>:
> Yes, that is what is happening.  Discovered the multiples trying to
> troubleshoot whey mail didn't always go out.  When more than one instance,
> it seems to get unreliable in sending mail.  Shut down the hourly cron, and
> now only one Master/Children, and mail always goes out.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Alex Neuman
> Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 12:59 PM
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: Problem with check_MailScanner hourly Cron
> Does this mean that after 5 hours you'll have 5 masters and 25 children?
> On Dec 7, 2009, at 12:36 PM, Diane Rolland wrote:
>> (1 master waiting for children, and 5 waiting for messages - every hour)
Ok, so for some reason the check_MailScanner script logic fails. What
do you get if you do
uname -a
ps axww | egrep MailScanner'[:]|\['MailScanner'\]|[ ]'/usr/sbin/MailScanner
The first should be a line contailing the litteral word "Linux", the
second a (longish) list of MailScanner processes, whith PID as first
column... If the latter produces no output... then that would explain

-- Glenn
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