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RE: Zmailer problem

As far as I can tell.. it seems that as the queue size increases the max
files increases linearly.. so there doesn't appear to be a way I can get
zmailer to accept an infinite (or limited by disk space) queue. Is there
any way to limit the number of files the scheduler uses?


Luke Galea 
Software Development
BlueCat Networks

-----Original Message-----
From: Matti Aarnio [mailto:mea@nic.funet.fi] 
Sent: October 7, 2002 2:08 PM
To: Luke Galea
Cc: zmailer@nic.funet.fi
Subject: 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
> msgs too slowly).. (so I suppose they are all in the scheduler
> All of a sudden it stopped sending any mails at all.
> The server has a "max file handles limit of 8192 reached" message on
> console. A reboot appeared to fix the problem.. but a second reboot
> 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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