[CentOS] postfix startup issue - CentOS 5.2

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Tue Jan 27 11:54:43 UTC 2009

Tom Brown wrote:
> Hi
> I am trying to get postfix going on a friends VPS however after 
> installing on startup i see this
> Jan 27 11:15:13 postfix/postfix-script: starting the Postfix mail system
> Jan 27 11:15:13 postfix/master[28090]: fatal: pipe: Cannot allocate memory

You are out of open files on the system. Or out of available sockets.

> # uname -i
> Linux 2.6.18-028stab059.6 #1 SMP Fri Nov 14 14:01:22 MSK 2008 i686 i686 
> i386 GNU/Linux

That sounds like a good idea. stab your vps provider, because your
system seems to be very limited regarding the number of files and/or
sockets you can open.

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