* Gary Funck <gary(_at_)intrepid(_dot_)com> [2005-10-02 22:14]:
You might want to check if you've exceeded some locally enforced
Delivery is fine for other inboxes; and in fact, it does successfully
deliver to mythtv_2005 *sometimes*.
My reading of the diagnostic above is not necessarily that the
file size was too large, but only that an error occurred while
writing to the mbox file, and the size was put back to the value
before the write was attempted. Maybe an NFS/samba file system
that dropped out due to network or availability problem? If you
have access to the system logs, that'd be worth a check.
The file is local.
Man procmail says the following:
Error while writing to "x"
Nonexistent subdirectory, no write
pipe died or disk full.
(You might want to double check the ownership on that file. Interesting,
that 'ls -l' didn't display the userid/groupid in example from your mail
I didn't think anyone would catch that. I removed userid and group to
protect the innocent :) I didn't think it was relevent. It is the
same user ID and group as the other inboxes.
Based on Ruud's comment, my best guess at this point is that my
machine is sluggish with operating on that large of a file, and might
be causing some sort of timeout. I will probably try to break it down
further so it creates a new mythtv inbox every quarter of a year. I
might also look into whether procmail has a tunable parameter for
timing out on OS tasks.
What's interesting is that I've noticed that it's only failing half
the time, so that could indicate timing.
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