Sendmail seems to be stuffed! HELP!

I am running slackware linux kernel version 2.0.30 and it seems that today my sendmail daemon just decided to stop accepting connections, is there anyway I can fix this without rebooting the server? I have other things running for clients and I hate to reboot the machine if I don't have to... below is what I get when I do a ps -aux|grep sendmail....
root      7454  0.0  1.1  1272   716  ?  S   19:04   0:00 sendmail: rejecting c
root      7490  0.0  1.1  1272   716  ?  S   19:07   0:00 sendmail: rejecting c
lorenkiaAsked:
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ahoffmannConnect With a Mentor Commented:
  kill -9 7454 7490
   sendmail -bd -q15m  # or whatever your default is
You also may restart sendmail with
  /etc/rc.d/senmail start # or wherever the rc-script resides
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lorenkiaAuthor Commented:
Thanks! I also found out that my / partition had filled up and that sendmail requires at least 100 megs free or so for the spooler LOL thanks for the sendmail commands!!!! Loren
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ahoffmannCommented:
> sendmail requires at least 100 megs
???
if you count "megs" in milli-bytes ;-)
sendmail just requires space in /var/mail/ (or wherever user's mail files reside), space must be enough to receive a mail
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lorenkiaAuthor Commented:
ahh ok well LOL it needed space and did not have any at all, and yes, I still get the numbers mixed up ;) hey, I just run the thing, *chuckles* when I partitioned the drives following the suggestions in my book, they did not take into account sizes for a linux box that was going to be a internet server ;)
thanks =)
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