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Subject: Re: sendmail 8.9.3 with FreeBSD
From: Neil W Rickert <sendmail+rickert @ Sendmail . ORG>
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 1999 13:06:22 -0600
To: Vincent Poy <vince @ victor . MCESTATE . COM>
Cc: Per Hedeland <sendmail+per @ Sendmail . ORG>, sendmail-questions @ Sendmail . ORG

>On Tue, 2 Nov 1999, Per Hedeland wrote:

>> Vincent Poy <vince@victor.MCESTATE.COM> wrote:
>> >	Both... it appears to be a bug in sendmail 8.9.3 but not 8.9.2
>> >where if I had -q1m, it would tail the queue and resend the entire queue
>> >but -q30m works fine without any problems.

>> That sounds highly unlikely - many sites have such high volumes of mail
>> that multiple queue runners are basically always running, they would all
>> run into this if it were a bug, but it's the first I've heard of such a
>> problem. Perhaps you have some locking problems, maybe the queue
>> directory is on an NFS-mounted file system? And again, can you provide
>> the log entries that show a given message being delivered to the same
>> recipient multiple times?

I agree that it sounds unlikely.  However, the relevant syslog
records do raise questions:

Oct 31 13:48:30 earth sendmail[24012]: NAA24012: from=<vince@victor.MCESTATE.COM>, size=486, class=0, pri=30486, nrcpts=1, msgid=<Pine.BSF.4.05.9910311348180.418-100000@victor.MCESTATE.COM>, proto=ESMTP, relay=vince@victor.MCESTATE.COM [207.211.200.31]
Oct 31 13:48:30 earth sendmail[24013]: NAA24013: clone NAA24012, owner=owner-fwong
Oct 31 13:51:25 earth sendmail[24013]: NAA24013: to="|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper resend -l fwong -h mail.GAIANET.NET fwong-outgoing", delay=00:02:55, xdelay=00:02:55, mailer=prog, stat=Sent
Oct 31 13:52:05 earth sendmail[24028]: NAA24013: to="|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper resend -l fwong -h mail.GAIANET.NET fwong-outgoing", delay=00:03:35, xdelay=00:02:54, mailer=prog, stat=Sent
Oct 31 13:53:06 earth sendmail[24059]: NAA24013: to="|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper resend -l fwong -h mail.GAIANET.NET fwong-outgoing", delay=00:04:36, xdelay=00:02:55, mailer=prog, stat=Sent
Oct 31 13:54:05 earth sendmail[24088]: NAA24013: to="|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper resend -l fwong -h mail.GAIANET.NET fwong-outgoing", delay=00:05:35, xdelay=00:02:54, mailer=prog, stat=Sent

>	I have no idea but I am running majordomo and have conducted a
>test yesterday.  My majordomo did not change, I only went from sendmail
>8.9.2 to sendmail 8.9.3 and am using the same options for my .mc file to
>build my sendmail.cf file.  The people on majordomo's mailing list did say
>that someone mentioned this problem before and their suggestion of
>changing from -q1m to -q15m did fix the problem since what they said was
>that the queue isn't finish sending and then the queue is retried again by
>sendmail....  Here are my tests and the log entries...  The queue is local
>on /var/spool/mqueue and not NFS mounted in anyway since it was working
>fine in 8.9.2 and the problem only appears in 8.9.3 on all my machines in
>various parts of the world...

Is there any chance we could persuade you to give it a test with
the beta sendmail-8.10?

 -------------------

>	It might be easier if I just made the log available online for
>your review at the following URL instead since it's easier for everyone...

>http://earth.GAIANET.NET/~vince/sendmail.log

It was real slow reading that.  So I have quoted the significant
records above for my colleagues to examine.  They do appear to show 4
successful deliveries to the same address.

 -NWR



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