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SubjectRe: [Fwd: sendmail fails to deliver mail with attachments in /var/spool/mqueue]
On Fri, Nov 10, 2000, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

> "Richard B. Johnson" wrote:

> > It ran out of memory. The file got sent fine after I got rid of
> > all the memory-consumers. Looks like a sendmail bug where they
> > expect to load a whole file into memory all at once before sending
> > it. I always thought you could read from a file, then write to

On which evidence do you base this idea?

> > a socket. Maybe I'm old fashioned.

Yeah, just like us.

Please provide some proof to your claims.

> Looks like your bug. As an FYI, sendmail.rpms in Suse, RedHat, and
> OpenLinux all exhibit this behavior, which means they're all broken.

Sorry, this is plain wrong. sendmail does NOT read the entire
file into memory.

> Reading an entire file into memory must be a BSD feature. I have
> enabled an SSH account for you, so you can come in and debug. Richard
> also can get in and will be helping.

What's the machine name and what's the account?

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