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

> Jeff


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