[Mimedefang] Spam Assassin 1.5 and multiplexor timeouts

Michael McCarthy m.mccarthy at psy.uq.edu.au
Wed Jan 9 18:38:13 EST 2002

Nope,  giving up on SpamAssassin for the time being (Solaris 8, MD 2.3, 
sendmail 8.11.6). Too many errors of the following type 
whenever  spam_assassin_is_spam() is called from filter_begin() in 

Jan 10 09:19:32 PSYCH mimedefang-multiplexor: [ID 124779 mail.debug] 
handleSlave ReceivedAnswer(1): Timeout or error: Flag = 3

Jan 10 09:19:32 PSYCH mimedefang-multiplexor: [ID 396163 mail.info] Killing 
slave 1 (pid 8531): Busy timeout

Jan 10 09:19:32 PSYCH mimedefang[8307]: [ID 847421 mail.error] Error from 
multiplexor: ERR Filter timed out

Jan 10 09:19:32 PSYCH sendmail[8527]: [ID 801593 mail.info] g09NIxF08527: 
to=<list1 at psy.uq.edu.au>, delay=00:00:33, pri=6770331, stat=Please try 
again later

The errors only occur on messages with large attachments. I'm using the 
spamassassin.cf template that supposedly fixes the spamassassin 1.5 hang 
problem but it hasn't cured the timeout problems.

Michael McCarthy
IT Manager
School of Psychology
The University of Queensland
+617 3365 6687

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