MailScanner is using all memory

Andrew Colin Kissa andrew at
Thu Jan 17 18:02:34 GMT 2013

On 17 Jan 2013, at 7:22 PM, Dave Gattis wrote:

> I'm not sure what has happened to MailScanner, but it now eats all memory
> in the system.  I installed 16 Gb of ram and reduced the child processes
> to zero as a test.  As soon as I start it up, it slowly climbs until all
> memory is exhausted.  This is a debian system.  Any help greatly
> appreciated.

There is a bug in the debian supplied version of mailscanner that causes
this, basically what happens is several mailscanner processes are
continuously started until the machine runs out of resources and


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