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Re: Procmail deliver mail after hours!!

1999-02-25 10:41:54
Nader Atoofi <nader(_at_)dpiran(_dot_)net> writes:
I have a strange problem with procmail v3.11pre7. I had some nags from our 
users that their mail recieve 
ater hours and I found that the problem is with procmail. I saw that there are 
lots of procmail process 
as below are running:

ps -ef | grep procmail
 touraj 10850 10849  0 17:33:33 ?        0:00 procmail -f 
nader(_at_)dpiran(_dot_)net -Y
 -a  -d touraj
 touraj 10627 10623  0 15:47:43 ?        0:00 procmail -f 
nader(_at_)dpiran(_dot_)net -Y
 -a  -d touraj
 touraj 10866     1  0 17:33:51 ?        0:00 procmail -Y -a  -d touraj
  nader 10907 10853  0 17:36:45 pts/1    0:00 grep procmail
 touraj 10903 10902  0 17:36:19 ?        0:00 procmail -Y -a  -d touraj
sahra 9> 

Or, when I manualy deliver mail via sendmail -v, it stop with "connecting to l
ocal" messages and after 
some hours, it deliver the mail!
Could someone help me what's wrong with it?

It sounds like locking problems.  Did you compile procmail on your mail
server or a machine with identical kernel version?  Did you override
the locking tests?  Do your users use the OpenLook mailtool (on Sun
workstations)?

Another thing you can check for when you see processes like the above
is whether a lockfile exists for that user's mailspool.


Philip Guenther

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