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Article: 1058
From: Greg Matthews
Date: 2006-07-20 05:47:15 -0400
Subject: Re: Experiences with caching and milter-ahead

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Sebastian Hagedorn wrote:

> One other thing: We use four servers for the milter in a load-balanced 
> cluster. On one of of these I had a corrupted cache, i.e. all updates 
> failed. We use RHEL 3 with its db4-4.1.25-8.1 RPM. db_verify shows:

not had any problem with cache corruption. I have come across the issue 
of a target MTA rejecting a mail due to a config problem and then that 
reject is cached at my relay after the problem is solved on the target 
MTA until the ttl expires. This is unavoidable AFAICT.

The only other problem I've seen with milter-ahead is resource 
exhaustion. Unless there are tight limits on connection rates and number 
of connections etc setup within the sendmail.cf, milter-ahead can run 
out of process space and die. This is a sendmail config issue rather 
than a milter-ahead one tho.


> db_verify /tmp/milter-ahead.db
> db_verify: Page 2053: hash page has bad prev_pgno
> db_verify: Page 514: hash page has bad prev_pgno
> db_verify: Page 2054: hash page has bad prev_pgno
> db_verify: Page 2036: non-empty page in unused hash bucket 2032
> db_verify: Page 0: page 2053 encountered a second time on free list
> db_verify: DB->verify: /tmp/milter-ahead.db: DB_VERIFY_BAD: Database 
> verification failed
> I just deleted it, but I wonder if this is a common problem?
> Cheers, Sebastian Hagedorn

Greg Matthews           01491 692445
Head of UNIX/Linux, iTSS Wallingford

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