[tpop3d-discuss] pop locks-
mklatsky at cttel.com
20 Jun 2002 15:32:36 -0400
I am getting a fairly larger number of stale locks (hours, etc) than we
used to get. I am getting more calls from my NOC about this.
I don't see tpop3d exiting uncleanly- and overall it appears to be
I am investigating a few other possibilities and I'll report them to
you. I just wanted to make sure there was nothing obvious.
On Thu, 2002-06-20 at 15:12, Chris Lightfoot wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 08:57:10AM -0400, Michael Klatsky wrote:
> > Here are typical log entries:
> > Jun 16 21:13:27 loon tpop3d:
> > dotfile_lock(/var/spool/mail/d/da/daniel): unable to link hitching post
> > to lock file: File exists
> > Jun 16 21:13:29 loon tpop3d:
> > dotfile_unlock(/var/spool/mail/d/da/daniel): lockfile does not have our
> > PID
> > Any ideas on this?
> Errm. Are you sure that this is an error? This could just
> mean that someone else is using the file. For instance,
> your MTA might be delivering a message to the spool at the
> point where tpop3d tres to lock it.
> If they are definitely stale, that shouldn't happen. Is
> tpop3d exiting uncleanly? It should clean up its locks
> under any circumstances....
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