[CentOS] Postfix dying

Christopher Chan christopher at ias.com.hk
Mon Nov 12 06:26:20 UTC 2007

>> 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.

I saw your post on the postfix list. Do you really have problems with 
number of file handles? IIRC file-max is automatically adjusted? On my 
box it is pretty high at 48520 without any tuning on my part.

What does 'sysctl fs.file-nr' say?

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