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[AMaViS-user] amavis proxy problems

From: Rok Potočnik <r_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Oct 28 2010 - 17:43:33 GMT

I'm using postfix 2.7.1 with amavis 2.7.0 as a proxy. After some clients
reported errors sending email, I've noticed postfix is sometimes unable
to relay email to amavis due to 'queue file write error'. I'm kinda
clueless, why... Unfortunately I can't see no logs at that time in the
maillog. Due to this being an active server ( ~100 msgs/minute) I don't
dare starting amavis in debug mode.

Oct 28 15:30:26 smtp-1 postfix/smtpd[3215]: warning: timeout talking to
Oct 28 15:30:26 smtp-1 postfix/smtpd[3215]: proxy-reject:
END-OF-MESSAGE: 451 4.3.0 Error: queue file write error; from=<a@b.c>
to=<d@e.f> proto=SMTP helo=<hhh>

I belive the hardware itself is adequate - ibm hs22 blade, dual quad
core xeon with ht, 24GB ram, it's running Centos 5.5 x64. First I
thought there aren't enough running processes of amavis, so now I'm
running 100 instances (was set to 50 before), but guess that didn't fix
the problem.

$ uptime
  19:32:30 up 9 days, 20:33, 2 users, load average: 1.09, 1.07, 1.10
$ free
              total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 24660216 14494356 10165860 0 1805228 6367644
-/+ buffers/cache: 6321484 18338732
Swap: 4192956 0 4192956

Any ideas how to start analyzing the problem?

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