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I am having an issue on one of my mail servers with the mail.log file that reflects the following every second.

Sep 21 08:29:43 rhino qmail: 1095773383.928183 alert: cannot start: qmail-send is already running
Sep 21 08:29:44 rhino qmail: 1095773384.958154 alert: cannot start: qmail-send is already running

I then ran the command below and found an error reflecting : 6957 ?        Z      0:00 [qmail-send <defunct>]
I am not real experienced with daemontools so go easy on me.

thanks in advance.


[root@rhino log]# ps ax|grep qmail
 8712 ?        S      0:08 supervise qmail-pop3d
 8714 ?        S      0:00 supervise qmail-smtpd
 8721 ?        S      2:26 /usr/sbin/tcpserver -v -H -R -l 0 0 110 /var/qmail/bi
 8723 ?        S      0:00 /usr/sbin/multilog t /var/log/qmail/pop3d
 8726 ?        S      0:43 /usr/sbin/multilog t /var/log/qmail/smtpd
 8730 ?        S      0:00 /usr/sbin/multilog t /var/log/qmail
 3606 ?        S      0:03 supervise qmail-send
 4050 ?        S      4:19 qmail-send
 4051 ?        S      0:45 splogger qmail
 4052 ?        S      0:18 qmail-lspawn ./Maildir/
 4053 ?        S      0:05 qmail-rspawn
 4054 ?        S      0:38 qmail-clean
 6957 ?        Z      0:00 [qmail-send <defunct>]
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Hi,

Kill all qmail proccesses and rerun them & post results here


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Actally got it working by editiing /etc/inittab and commented out svscan line and typed init q and it shut everything down except a couple of processes and I killed them then uncommented svscan and ran init q again and everything seems ok now.

thanks and I accepted your answer since no one else bothered to try this one.

thanks

chris
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