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


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.

Jeff

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