[Mimedefang] mimedefang fails to start upon reboot

Aniruddha Barua zmrif at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 18 13:44:20 EST 2009

----- Original Message ----

> From: jef moskot <jef at math.miami.edu>
> To: mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com
> Sent: Wed, November 18, 2009 4:24:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] mimedefang fails to start upon reboot
> On Tue, 17 Nov 2009, Paul Murphy wrote:
> > ulimit -a > /tmp/mimedefang.$$
> > 
> > Reboot the system, let MIMEdefang fail, then restart it manually, and compare 
> the outputs from the two processes - there will be two files in /tmp, one from 
> the initial startup, and one from the manual startup.
> The files are identical.  I will email you the specifics.
> > Just to clarify, when you restart the process "manually", I presume you are 
> using something like "/etc/init.d/mimedefang restart" rather than killing the 
> processes and then running mimdefang-multiplexor from the command line?
> Right.  Although the issue I mentioned previously is still there (I was wrong 
> when I thought that it had gone away), in that restart does not work.  I have to 
> do a stop, wait around 5 seconds, then do another start. Then it works fine.

When mimedefang is working fine after this manual stop, 5 sec wait and start, what happens
when you restart it again? Does it still show the error messages or other problematic signs?

> I believe that's always been the case, and seems to be an issue at least not 
> directly related to whatever is causing the script to fail upon reboot.

What are the other related services like clamav or other anti virus running in your host? Any
other memory intensive application running?

> > I suspect [perl.core] will report the same memory allocation errors, and not a 
> lot more.
> OK, thanks.

When you compiled mimedefang, did it show any error/warning message(s)?

> Jeffrey Moskot
> System Administrator
> jef at math.miami.edu
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