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Re: Zmailer problem

On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 01:51:38PM -0400, Luke Galea wrote:
> I am having a problem with zmailer... we had approximately 120,000
> emails queue up for sending in zmailer (anti-virus server was accepting
> msgs too slowly).. (so I suppose they are all in the scheduler queue)..
> All of a sudden it stopped sending any mails at all.
> The server has a "max file handles limit of 8192 reached" message on the
> console. A reboot appeared to fix the problem.. but a second reboot was
> done and found it stopped sending again.

  You are not saying what the system is, I presume it is Linux from
  that message..

  You might need to tune your system resource settings up somewhat.

     echo 12000 > /proc/sys/fs/file-max

  If the situation repeats, add another about 4000 ...

> Very little is running on the server other than zmailer.. so my first
> thought was that zmailer must be using up the filehandles.. (but only
> sometimes??? Because after a reboot it worked perfectly..)..
> Anyway.. now the box is not sending any mail at all and I hesitate to
> continually reboot the box until it comes up okay... 
> Has anyone else experienced this before?

  Yes.  I upped the file-max, and didn't reboot...

> Luke Galea 

/Matti Aarnio	<mea@nic.funet.fi>
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