[Mimedefang] Could not create /var/spool/MIMEDefang/... Error 0

David Erickson erickson at mddsg.com
Thu Feb 13 11:40:00 EST 2003

I'm not sure i would say it is a Sun bug per say.  That will probably
solve the problem as you suggested but if it's too many open files it
sounds like a kernel paramter on the Solaris box could used to be tuned to
allow more open files on the system.

David Erickson, CCSA
erickson at mddsg.com

> Hi,
>> we have mimedefang-2.29, sendmail-8.12.6 on solaris 8 on a busy
>> relay-server. slaves are 20, ulimit descriptors 512.
>> Sometimes our Mimedefang stops, in the maillog it looks like this:
>> Feb 12 09:46:20 mgate3 mimedefang[312]: [ID 838820 mail.warning]
>> h1C8kKAx021439:
>>   Could not create /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mdefang-3E4A09DC-0: Error 0
>> (a lot >200 of those)
> Please try MIMEDefang 2.30-BETA-2 from
> http://www.roaringpenguin.com/mimedefang/#download
> Use the new "-M" option to mimedefang; it protects the
> directory-creation loop with a mutex.
> If this fixes the problem, then the root cause is a Solaris bug.
> 2.30-B2 also fixes a few potential descriptor leaks.
> Regards,
> David.
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