could be you have exceeded your file systems limit for the number
of files in a directory. Check the specs for that file system or break
the list in two. If you must do that many at once and it is a file system
limitation, mount your spool directory on a more suitable fs type.
On Sun, 17 Jan 1999, Harry Palmer wrote:
I run a somewhat large system that uses procmail as the local mailer, and
recently I have encountered some bizarre issues. When sending a mailing
to all my users (over 20,000) I get the following error:
procmail: No space left to finish writing "/var/spool/mail/username"
550: username(_at_)domain(_dot_)com(_dot_)(_dot_)(_dot_) Can't create output
Normally I would expect this to mean my filesystem is full, however its
only at about 20% usage. I've done further tests and have found that I
can in fact mail to these users. The problem only seems to occur under
high load conditions when multiple emails are being sent at once, in which
case about 10% of the emails bounce with the above error.
I've searched high and low on the net and come up dry. Any help on this
matter would be so greatly appreciated.