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Re: debbugs spamd SIGKILL ?

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: debbugs spamd SIGKILL ?
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2021 12:02:31 -0700

On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 11:08 AM Bob Proulx <> wrote:
> I found mail to debbugs is getting delayed.  At this moment mail has
> been backlogged for about 3h45m or so.
>     host[] said: 451 Temporary local problem - 
> please try later (in reply to end of DATA command)
> I look and find that spamd has been killed with this status.
>     Jul 18 10:03:26 systemd[1]: spamassassin.service: main 
> process exited, code=killed, status=9/KILL
> Hmm...  SIGKILL seems like an explicit action, not a program bug.  But
> I don't see anyone logged in for a while.  "last" shows only me just
> now.  With others much longer ago beyond any reasonable horizon of
> explicit human action today.

Hi Bob,

Could it have been due to a kernel OOM-killing?

> It seems unusual to be a kill -9 rather than a program bug fault or
> something.  I just don't know.
> I started spamd back up again.  And with spamd running mail to it is
> flowing again.

Thanks for noticing and the quick response!

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