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Re: Postfix locking up, not accepting connections / smtp not sending emails out

From: Christian Rohmann <crohmann_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Oct 29 2010 - 16:05:44 GMT

Hey Wietse,

thanks for the quick reply. Sorry for the delay, was a few GBs of logs
to grep through ;-)

On 10/29/2010 05:49 PM, Wietse Venema wrote:
> I will assume that this is a bug in OS software or in emulated hardware.
Possible, but we are not really having a special setup ... just VMware +
Debian amd64 which hundreds of other shops run I suppose.

> Does this server run in a virtual machine?
Yeah, the Debian Lenny (amd64) runs on VMware ESX 4.1 hosts. The guests
itself are Vmware HW revision 7.

> What is the output from "grep fatal" on today's and yesterday's maillog file?
None, not a single line.

> What is the output from "grep watchdog" on all your maillog files?
Same as above -> nothing.

I guess that rules out this issue here?

On 10/29/2010 05:43 PM, wrote:
> Maybe another instance of this problem?

Even though at some point postfix stopped at EPOLL_WAIT...