[Mimedefang] mimedefang w/ multiplexor vs timeout error (update)

Joseph Brennan brennan at columbia.edu
Thu Apr 10 08:53:00 EDT 2003

>> Apr  9 03:39:27 bear-eth0 mimedefang[23208]: [ID 702342 mail.warning]
>> h39AdQbS005474: Could not create directory
>> /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mdefang-3E93F85F-0: File exists
> Aha.  Please try 2.32-BETA-1; it should fix this problem on Solaris.
> It's related to running out of file descriptors

One way you can run out of file descriptors is to have perl
in mimedefang-filter do an open() and never do a close() on
the filehandle.  The filter will run OK for a while but
because the multiplexor keeps the perl process alive, it
accumulates open filehandles till it reaches the limit.  Check
that you have the close() and that it is in the right place
in nested parentheses.

I'd rather not say how I happen to know this.

Joseph Brennan          Columbia University in the City of New York
postmaster at columbia.edu                 Academic Technologies Group

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