[CentOS] Postfix dying
paul at neoverve.com
Sat Nov 10 17:11:01 UTC 2007
Christopher Chan wrote:
> Paul Norton wrote:
>> Christopher Chan wrote:
>>> Paul Norton wrote:
>>>> Postfix is dying on one of my servers almost nightly. This system
>>>> is running CentOS5 with postfix-2.3.3-2.
>>>> In the morning (after noticing it died) I try to run `service
>>>> postfix stop` and I get a failed start. Running `ps ax | grep
>>>> postfix` I can see one process still running for postfix. After
>>>> killing this, I am able to run `service postfix start`.
>>> Which process is it? smtpd? master?
> Do you sometimes find anvil missing? I wonder if you can strace master
> and see what it is doing or waiting for...
This happened again this morning. I see the anvil process died -
22815 ? Z 0:13 [anvil] <defunct>
# strace -p 22799
Process 22799 attached - interrupt to quit
futex(0xb7bc2bec, FUTEX_WAIT, 2, NULL <unfinished ...>
That's all there was from strace.
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