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I have uploaded a feature patch that changes "postfix start"
so that it returns after the master daemon has initialized.
This works around a problem on some Linux systems. These don't use
"postfix status" to find out if the mail system still runs. Instead
they just make up something and claim that Postfix runs even when
the master has aborted. Even worse, they refuse to start Postfix
when the problem is fixed, claiming that Postfix is still running!
The feature patch addresses only the start-up side of the issue.
Location on the source code mirrors:
It is up to Linux maintainers to use "postfix status" properly so
that the user receives correct information about whether or not
Postfix is running, instead of providing bogus status information,
and refusing to start a mail system that is down.