Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 434645
DATA timeouts leave behind stale df files in mqueue
Last modified: 2011-02-16 09:36:26 EST
Description of problem:
If a timeout occurs while reading a message (during the DATA phase) a df file
might have been left behind in the queue.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Release notes for sendmail 8.13.7 say they fix this problem, which was
introduced in 8.13.6 (and presumably backported into the RHEL sendmail).
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inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
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Does anybody know how to reproduce this? I set the DATA timeout to 5 seconds and run the following script in several instances for hours and everything work as expected (no stale files in the queue):
echo "ehlo localhost">&3
echo "mail from: root@localhost">&3
echo "rcpt to: root@localhost">&3
dd if=/dev/urandom bs=1024 count=1024 >&3
Created attachment 450439 [details]
Finally reproduced by following script.
Created attachment 450502 [details]
Back-ported patch from sendmail-8.13.7.
Created attachment 451426 [details]
Proposed cron script
Proposed script for cleaning stalled mqueue files that were created before sendmail update. It can be also used as cron script (by moving it to e.g. cron.daily) for periodical cleaning (in case the problem persists).
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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