troubleshooting Question

mail: can't stat mailfile larger than 2gb

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Hello,

I have a solaris 10 server running Oracle. The oracle app created a file larger than 2gb in /var/mail directory. when tried to run mailx under that user, it'll report:
mail: can't stat mailfile.

I believe this is a normal behavior for Oracle to create the log file in the /var/mail directory with larger than 2gb.

The Os is using vxfs so the 2gb file limitation should not be an issue.

example:

# pwd
/var/mail
# ls -lh
total 11266464
drwxrwxr-x   2 root     mail          96 Nov  9 13:56 :saved
-rw-rw----   1 test mail        2.4G Nov 10 13:30 test
-rw-------   1 ambi    other       2.0G Nov 10 14:44 ambi
-rw-rw----   1 root     mail        516K Dec 16  2009 root

# mail
mail: Cannot stat mailfile

If I remove the file(ambi), then I can send mail with no problem

# rm ambi

# pwd
/var/mail

# ls -lh
total 7072144
drwxrwxr-x   2 root     mail          96 Nov  9 13:56 :saved
-rw-rw----   1 test mail        2.4G Nov 10 13:30 test
-rw-rw----   1 root     mail        516K Dec 16  2009 root

# mail
No mail.


Please let me know if you need more info.

Thank You.

bb









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