[CentOS] Postfix dying

Paul Norton paul at neoverve.com
Fri Nov 9 18:56:15 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?
>> Master
> Do you sometimes find anvil missing? I wonder if you can strace master 
> and see what it is doing or waiting for...

I'll have to check the next time postfix dies.  I'll run an strace on 
the process too.  If anyone else has any suggestions, I would really 
appreciate it.

Paul Norton
Systems Administrator
Neoverve - www.neoverve.com
Neoverve Blog - http://blog.neoverve.com/

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