Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2567
/etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail fails to start the daemon
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
It is possible to have multiple sendmail's running (to run
the queue, started by clients to send mail, etc). Because
the daemon function checks for an existing process with the
same name, it will fail to start a new sendmail daemon.
The bug appears very often on a busy mail server.
The start function is intended to be used after a stop has been issued
or on a clean bootup.