amavis crashing in Natty

Gary V mr88talent at
Sat Mar 19 18:58:43 CET 2011

On 3/19/11, Florian Effenberger <floeff at> wrote:
> Hi,
> 2011/3/19 Gary V <mr88talent at>:
>> Hmm, I could not repro this. I tried on a 64-bit laptop and an older
>> 32-bit desktop. I did a force-reload every 7 seconds for about a half
>> hour and threw some mail at it during this time. The test laptop is a
>> dual core Pentium with no Hyperthreading and a SATA drive. I installed
>> using the option to use LVM.
> here's the configuration I've put in 50-user, maybe one of the
> settings triggers it?
> $max_servers = 5;
> Florian

After increasing $max_servers = 5; from the default of 2 (and of
course setting maxproc to match) I could repro this on Natty daily
build (3/18/2010 I think). I could not repro on Maverick 10.10. I
would try it on Debian unstable, but for some reason my laptop has
never been able to run Debian 64-bit:

Mar 19 07:03:52 sfa amavis[3562]: (!)Net::Server: 2011/03/19-07:03:52
Can't connect to TCP port 10024 on [Address already in
use]\n  at line 88 in file /usr/share/perl5/Net/Server/Proto/

I used this script on a 64-bit test machine and pushed about 500 spam
messages at it and it failed a couple times in a 20 minute period:

while [ 1 ]
 /etc/init.d/amavis force-reload; sleep 8; ps aux | grep
amavisd;postfix flush;sleep 51

Also, when installing amavisd-new, this error appears. I do not know
if it's related to the issue or not:

Setting up amavisd-new (1:2.6.4-1ubuntu6) ...
Creating/updating amavis user account...
dpkg: error: version 'configure' has bad syntax: version number does
not start with digit
Starting amavisd: amavisd-new.

Gary V

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