Amavis just stops and exits

Alex mysqlstudent at
Mon Apr 23 01:15:53 CEST 2012


>> > I have a fedora15 server with amavisd-new-2.6.6-1 and
>> > spamassassin-3.3.2-7 and occasionally amavisd just exits
>> > and has to be restarted.
>> > Apr 20 10:38:33 mail amavis[8442]:
>> >   logging initialized, log level 2, syslog: amavis.mail
>> > Apr 20 10:38:33 mail amavis[8442]:
>> >   Valid PID file (younger than sys uptime 14 6:55:00)
>> The second event looks loks like a normal restart: the process
>> 17612 is shutting down, while the new 8442 is starting.
>> Something is sending a restart signal to amavisd, perhaps
>> some cron job or a log file rotator.
> P.S.:
> if the new starting process (like the 8442 from your log)
> does not come up but fails during a start, a possible reason
> is that some files (like a config file or DKIM keys file) is
> too strongly protected, so a start as root succeeds, but a
> start with reduced privileges fails.

After your suggestions, I'm really thinking it's due to an unreliable
"service amavisd reload" on fedora15, and instead amavisd existing and
not being restarted.

I will look for this next time it happens.

Thanks again,

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