From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Tue 21 Aug 2001 - 16:28:06 IST
On Tue, Aug 21, 2001 at 04:05:21PM +0100, Dermot Beirne wrote:
> I have a CVS server running on Mandrake 7.1 at work, and it is starting to
> run unworkably slow a few weeks ago. After investigation I have found the
> following sendmail processes running on the machine that is killing its
> Here is an extract of the ps-eaf|grep sendmail command
> root 2339 2324 0 04:02 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/sendmail
there are a bunch of cron jobs running too, aren't there. what are
they running? essentially cron finds a job to run and then pipes the
output (if there is any) to sendmail to let the user know the job ran ok.
one of the cron jobs on your system is hanging.
whatever it is, it's set to run once an hour at 2 minutes past. find it,
fix it (or disable it) and kill the extra sendmail and cron jobs.
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