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Re: Postfix suddenly stopped working

From: Jon Hamilton <hamilton@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 16:36:40 -0500

Jon Hamilton <hamilton@xxxxxxxxx>, said on Thu Jul 27, 2006 [09:43:16 PM]:
} Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, said on Fri Jul 28, 2006 [04:19:35 AM]:
} } On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 08:42:36PM -0500, Jon Hamilton wrote:
} } > I never did get to the bottom of it.  I rebuilt postfix and all of its
} } > dependencies, with no change in behavior.  I did not ktrace the process,
} } > but gdb told me that it was sticking on an flock - I never did figure out
} } > which file though. 
} } 
} } That's the problem we have been trying to reproduce for ages, but never
} } had much look. If you produce such a setup, we would appreciate it.
} I can spend some time this weekend and am confident I can recreate the 
} issue.  I'll follow Matt's suggestion in an earlier response and move 
} to HEAD (I'll sync my CVS tonight) and see what I can see with his
} recommended test program.

Of course now I can't make the problem happen.  I've gone from 1.7.0-PREVIEW
from a week ago (where the issue was occurring) to -HEAD from this past Friday
where I've been unable to trigger the problem for a couple of days.  I've
got a "watcher" script looking for the problem to manifest and take a
snapshot; I'll keep it running and will either report findings after it
occurs or will just chalk it up to "that's weird".  Previously, it was a 2-3
times per day occurrance :(


   Jon Hamilton 

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