Quarantine problem: Ext3 directory limit to 32000 files

hvdkooij hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org
Mon Aug 9 15:13:44 IST 2010

On Mon, 09 Aug 2010 14:32:45 +0100, Martyn Routley <martyn at invictawiz.com>
> On 09/08/2010 13:04, Paulo Roncon wrote:
>> Hello, 
>> Yesterday I got a problem with my mailscanner server. The messages
>> stopped being processed and the mailscanner would crash attempting to
>> process the messages.
>> Some troubleshooting later and: The problem was with the file per
>> directory limit = 32000 of the ext3.
>> I'm going to upgrade to ext4.
>> Any ideias? Change the quarantine function to create directories per
>> hour also?
> How about be really radical and delete some of the old quarantine
> They are almost certainly not wanted by end users otherwise you would be
> spending your entire day releasing messages from quarantine?

Perhaps the end-users can do this themselves through mailwatch or a
similar solution. Or end-users need the messages to finetune the bayesian

So that solution is propably too radical.


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