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Spamassassin error in maillog: prefork

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by NightStorm, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. NightStorm

    NightStorm Guest

    Spamassin will randomly error out and die.. well, not die as the service keeps running... but it will stop working, and return a prefork error. Found this as a reported bug, but should anyone else experience the problem, at least they know that it's something being worked on.


    SpamAssassin Server version 3.1.0
    running on Perl 5.8.0
    with SSL support (IO::Socket::SSL 0.96)

    So until a patch is released that fixes the error, expect the possibility of some tweaked customers getting suddenly bombarded with **** until spamassassin restarts.

    The error returned is:

    prefork: syswrite(7) failed, retrying... at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/Mail/SpamAssassin/SpamdForkScaling.pm line 554

    Of course, the "fix" is to run spamd with --round-robin, but /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/spamd does not support that option. I'm left with setting a cron to restart spamd every hour so as to assure that it keeps doing it's job.

    Anyone else have another suggestion on how to patch this up?


    I have the same exact problem.