segfault amavis

Eric Smith eric at
Thu Feb 9 22:50:09 CET 2012

humm, yes that looks like a candidate but no change in that either and no new package as well. Why monday and not the many months before? I know, too dang general of a question to ask, when I have the time I will try to get it to fail while I am looking at it with logs set to debug. In the mean time I will keep the setting $enable_db set to 0.

Question, what downside is there not using berkeleyDB?

amavisd_nanny will not work, is there any other performance issues that I should worry about?

Thank you for your time!


Eric Smith
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On Feb 9, 2012, at 12:39 PM, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:

> --On Thursday, February 09, 2012 8:20 PM +0000 Eric Smith <eric at> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Have this segfault 4 times Monday.
>> amavisd-new[10969] general protection ip:7fb92996f547 sp:7fff784a26c8
>> error:0 in[7fb9298be000+16a000]
>> It zombies amavis, have to kill -9 all amavisd's, restart postfix and
>> amavis from init.d scripts. No particular email in the log seems to be
>> the problem, amavis just dies.
> Sounds like there is a problem with your Perl BDB module.
> --Quanah
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> Quanah Gibson-Mount
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