Bug#407957: move_frozen_messages sometimes fails
simon.walter at hp-factory.de
Mon Jan 22 23:14:43 CET 2007
Magnus Holmgren <holmgren at lysator.liu.se> writes:
>> On a mailsystem with ~50k mails per day and the option move_frozen_messages
>> enabled I get 3-5 paniclog lines aday about messages which couldn't be moved
>> to the frozen directory.
> Does it always fail or are some frozen messages successfully moved?
> I trust /var/spool/exim4/Finput has the right owner and permission (the code
> doesn't seem to do anything about it if the directory already exists, even if
> it could)?
It fails in like 0.1% of the messages. ~5k Mails get moved to the
frozen directory aday and 3-5 of this fail.
exim is configured in a MailScanner setup. So mails go like this:
exim_in (smtp_listener) -> mailscanner -> exim_out (queue runner)
But this should not be the problem, because MailScanner uses the
correct locking mechanism and mails which are frozen had gone through
atleast one delivery attempt... or do i miss something?
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