On Wed, 13 Sep 2000, Vince LaMonica wrote:
I've been noticing lately that I've been 'missing' e.mail. I get a copy in
my gzipped archive, but not in the folder or my main mail spool as I
usually do. I do my mailing list recipes like this [not sure which one is
the better way to do them]:
Well, they look to me like they "should" work, but if you don't mind a
brute-force method of testing (Do these problems occur every night?)
then a really crude thing to do might be to add
immediately before the first recipe. Yeah, it's ugly, but ...
Hey, email does get delivered to only one machine, correct? I mean,
your ISP doesn't have load-balancing servers all trying to dump mail
onto NFS-mounted spools, do they? Are any of your folders (or mail
spool) NFS mounted?
Another question: What locking strategies was your procmail compiled
with? (procmail -v | grep Locking )
Another thing to try if you really don't like the global thing for the
whole file, is to do this...
LOCKFILE=fusion.lock # global lockfile
:0cw # no local lockfile
|gzip -fc >> $ARC/fusion.list.gz
:0a # do i need a 'w' here? # No. No local lockfile either
LOCKFILE=thebox.lock # unlock fusion.lock
:0c # do i need a 'w' here? # no 'w', no local lockfile
|gzip -fc >> $ARC/thebox-d.list.gz
LOCKFILE # if the above is all that
# needs locking
Is that too ugly? I'm not sure comments are allowed everywhere I've
put 'em though.
Neither I nor my employer will accept any liability for any problems
or consequential loss caused by relying on this information. Sorry.
Collin Park Not a statement of my employer.
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