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SubjectRe: [Fwd: sendmail fails to deliver mail with attachments in /var/spool/mqueue]


"William F. Maton" wrote:
>
> On Fri, 10 Nov 2000, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
>
> > Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > >
> > > On Fri, Nov 10, 2000 at 03:07:46PM -0500, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> > > > It isn't a TCP/IP stack problem. It may be a memory problem. Every time
> > > > sendmail spawns a child to send the file data, it crashes. That's
> > > > why the file never gets sent!
> > >
> > > Sure that could be the case. You should be able to verify the kernel kills the
> > > task with `dmesg`.
> > >
> > > However Jeff said the problem happens over 400K and a 500K attachment shouldn't
> > > really run any machine out of memory, so maybe this wasn't his same problem?
> >
> > I think it is. So it looks like sendmail is bombing when it attempts to
> > send large files.
>
> Not to use the 'S-word', but we're receiving/sending biggish attachments
> (7MB-9MB) under Solaris 2.6. Could sendmail be triggering a linux bug, or
> could something specific to linux be triggering a sendmail bug?

Richard has determined that it's a low memory problem on Linux with
sendmail. Perhaps it affects Solaris as well, try it in low memory with
a big file.

Jeff


>
> > Jeff
>
> wfms
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