[Mimedefang] mimedefang-multiplexor slave segfaults

Whit Blauvelt whit at transpect.com
Fri Oct 26 10:01:28 EDT 2007


Did as you've suggested, but no core file is showing up in
/var/spool/MIMEDefang - or anywhere else on the system. Yet repeatedly:

slave 1 (pid 14500) exited due to signal 11 (SLAVE DIED UNEXPECTEDLY)

Might the slave be effectively started from some other location by the
multiplexor, which would need to be made writable for it?


On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 08:57:48AM -0400, David F. Skoll wrote:
> Probably system daemons are configured not to dump core with a "ulimit -c 0"
> somewhere.
> You can turn this off by putting the following command in the MIMEDefang
> startup script right before the multiplexor is invoked:
> 	       ulimit -c unlimited
> That should force the creation of a core file when the multiplexor
> segfaults.  One wrinkle is that depending on where it segfaults, the
> current directory might not be writable, so you should change directories
> to /var/spool/MIMEDefang before invoking the init script to restart
> MIMEDefang.

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