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Spamd stuck for one user

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by furquan, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. furquan

    furquan Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2002
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    Hello all :

    Today i have observed a process for one user for which "spamd child" process gets stuck and consequently increasing the server load, have to restart spamd many a times but it crops up again and again.

    I tried to run this cure from WHT forum :-

    But it did not help much.

    Any suggestions here ?

    Thank you
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  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Oct 2, 2010
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    Can you check if the user has a very large number of files in /home/username/.spamassassin folder? They might have done some many blacklists, whitelists and other filters that they are taking a long time to go through the filters. Alternatively, there might be some corrupted files on that user's spam assassin filters.

    You could do the following to check them out:

    cd /home/username
    du -sh .spamassassin
    After seeing if that folder is very large, you could then do the following in case any files might be corrupted:

    1. Disable SpamAssassin on the user's account
    2. Rename the files or move them

    cd /home/username/
    mv .spamassassin .spamassassin.bak
    Then re-enable SpamAssassin on the account again.
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