amavis crashing in Natty

Mark Martinec Mark.Martinec+amavis at
Sun Mar 13 23:58:06 CET 2011

Florian wrote:
> I just discovered some woes with amavis on Natty. Maybe someone can
> confirm, so a fix could make it right into the release:

Parick wrote:
> I think this goes back to a problem in Net::Server, which doesn't kill old
> processes correctly when /etc/init.d/amavis force-reload has been executed.
> Marc posted a fix for this to the (old) list.

It is true that Net::Server has a bug where it forgets to reclaim
process exit status of child processes after a reload - but symptoms
are quite different (zombies showing, but otherwise no effect on
proper operation). I don't think that bug explains Florian's problem
report. Why a shutdown does not work needs to be examined here.


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