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Old 11-04-2005, 03:57 AM   #1
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Qmail 'freezes'? on Fedora Core 4

Hi all

Still new to the whole Linux thing, and only have experience with Suse 9.1, however...

There's a fedora core 4 box running Qmail, Clamav, and Spamassassin here that I've been having a problem with for a few days...

Every few hours - 3-4 times a day, it seems that the qmail process freezes!

The processes look like they're running, but users can't send or receive mails... I can't stop the service from webmin either.
After restarting the process from the CLI' ('qmailctl stop' then 'qmailctl start') everything is fine again.

I have checked /var/log/messages - nothing of any use in there

Also checked in /var/log/qmail - no luck there either

I've also gone through a few other logs that are unrelated to qmail and nothing.

The memory usage is fine (around 47%) and the hard drive usage is at 12%.

I need someone to please point me in the right direction cos I'm at a complete loss and don't know where to check next.

Old 11-13-2005, 11:59 PM   #2
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Got it working again... simple problem of maintenance:

The quarantine folder was sitting at 108000 files and the smtp processes were unable to access it - and hanging. Cleared the quarantine and log files and temp folders and Voila!!! Mail server back online

The only problem now is that although I have cleared the quarantine folder - the folder size is still showing as 67mb!!! How would I sort that one out?


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