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sendmail panic

Occasional Advisor

sendmail panic

Here is the message from sendmail:

11:48:26 monitor sendmail[13781]: LAA13781: Losing qfLAA13781: savemail panic
Jun 22 11:48:26 monitor sendmail[13781]: LAA13781: SYSERR(root): savemail: cannot save rejected email anywhere

Disk space doesn't seem to be a problem:

Filesystem kbytes used avail %used Mounted on
/dev/vg00/lvol3 119637 44875 62798 42% /
/dev/vg00/lvol1 59797 17913 35904 33% /stand
/dev/vg00/lvol8 318949 251744 35310 88% /var
/dev/vg00/lvol7 512499 390493 70756 85% /usr
/dev/vg00/lvol6 498645 379630 69150 85% /tmp
/dev/vg01/lvol5 4087393 2877749 800904 78% /rpt
/dev/vg00/lvol5 512499 379258 81991 82% /opt
/dev/vg02/lvol1 8695834 6212908 1613342 79% /data
/dev/vg01/lvol4 4103345 3101844 591166 84% /apps

What is happening and how to cure it?


Denver Osborn
Honored Contributor

Re: sendmail panic

Take a look at this post, it should get you fixed up.,1150,0x49ab79bffde7d4118fef0090279cd0f9,00.html

Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: sendmail panic


see the following link in the TKB:

To paraphrase:
The errors occur because the /var/mail/user_name files do not have the correct permissions.

To resolve the errors:

1. Set the permissions to 660 for the user_name files.
2. Ensure that the user_name files are owned by user_name:mail.

For example:

-rw-rw---- 1 robert mail 1226 Mar 20 2000 robert
-rw-rw---- 1 root mail 20418 Oct 3 01:01 root

Honored Contributor

Re: sendmail panic

There are a few sendmail panic fixes patches available.
What sendmail/os release are you working with?

Search the patch engine by clicking search just up there on the left!
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