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Old 10-28-2002, 03:25 PM   #1
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qmail under slackware current

I am Slackware Current (current as of Oct. 27th anyway).

Anyway, I have installed qmail much like I had under Slack 8.1 but now I get the following error when a server connects to my smtp port:

tcpserver: status: 0/20
tcpserver: status: 1/20
tcpserver: pid 14877 from
tcpserver: ok 14877 0:
/var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd: error while loading shared libraries: failed to map segment from shared object: Cannot allocate memory
tcpserver: end 14877 status 32512
tcpserver: status: 0/20

Now tcpserver appears to run fine, and if I run qmail-smtpd alone I can pass it commands and it seams to work just fine, but together they don't, so nothing can connect to me. Any ideas what might be the issue here? I would hope it wouldn't be a gcc 3.2 issue but perhaps it is.

Old 10-28-2002, 03:55 PM   #2
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Ok.. I think I answered my own question, once my brain processed what the message was actually saying...

So a warning to you all, when you go from Slackware 8.1 to 9.0 for some reason you need to raise the softlimit on things like TCP server. I was using a limit of 2000000 before and I needed to up it to 5000000 to make it work under the new system. Why I really don't know, figure it has something to do with the new libc or gcc stuff, if anyone thinks they know a better reason why let me know.

For those of you who don't have a clue what I am talking about... when you run qmail-smtpd typically you run it through tcpserver which you run through softlimit so it can't eat up all your memory.

exec /usr/local/bin/softlimit -m 5000000 \
/usr/local/bin/tcpserver -v -R -l 0 -x /etc/tcp.smtp.cdb -c "$MAXSMTPD" \
-u "$QMAILDUID" -g "$NOFILESGID" 0 smtp rblsmtpd -r -r " - see" -r -r -r /var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd 2>&1

Last edited by jtshaw; 10-28-2002 at 04:41 PM.


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