: On a Sol 2.4 X.86 box running DNS (not NIS) we occassionaly
: have email get stuck in the mail queue. Yes, sendmail is running with
: the -q option and running at 10 minute intervals. However, the mail
: continues to queue. Running S88sendmail stop and S88sendmail start to
: stop/start sendmail will cause the mail to be delivered and the queue to
: be flushed so I know the problem is not in the mail files themselves.
To expand upon this question...the problem is that good mail for some
reason does not get sent the first time. (I'm currently following the
threads discussing the possibility that this is linked to DNS, but I get
no timeout problems). Thus an l* lock file is getting created in
mqueue. So when sendmail goes to flush the queue it skips the "locked"
mail message. Cleaning out the l* files will cause the mail in the queue
to be sent when sendmail starts up again.
Has anyone else had a problem with these lock files?