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

Claus Assmann wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 11, 2000, Igmar Palsenberg 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
> As I wrote before: this is just wrong. sendmail doesn't
> load the file into memory.
> > > > a socket. Maybe I'm old fashioned.
> >
> > Sending a 50 MB file is OK here. So it's not a TCP/IP bug.
> Ok, hopefully this reaches everyone who has been "involved"
> by Jeff into this "problem".
> It turned out that this was just a misconfiguration on his box
> (the load average exceeded the limit of his sendmail).
> Can we please close this case now? Thanks.

There was also an issue relative to how sendmail is interpreting load
average on a linux box. pointed out that perhaps you
are not factoring sleeping processes, which Linux does -- a deviation
from BSD's interpretation of load average. With a handle like
"Assmann", deviation is proably something you already understand quite
well ...


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