[CentOS] Postfix dying

Paul Norton paul at neoverve.com
Mon Nov 12 19:34:26 UTC 2007

Joshua Gimer wrote:
>  > Postfix is dying on one of my servers almost nightly.  This system is 
> running CentOS5 with postfix-2.3.3-2.
> What does the IO wait look like on the system? Is this system under high 
> load?

Only late at night when back up scripts are running.  At this time 
though is when I start seeing the error from postfix.

> You might want to check to make sure that syslog is not calling sync 
> every time that it writes to file.
> /etc/syslog.conf
> Should be a "-' in front of /var/log/messages

Thanks.  I have set this to -/var/log/messages now.

Paul Norton
Systems Administrator
Neoverve - www.neoverve.com
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