version 1.1.32 of the DCC

Vernon Schryver
Wed Mar 12 00:35:34 UTC 2003

> From: "Rose, Bobby" <>

> I just updated to 1.1.32 from 1.1.27 and I'm seeing some new errors in
> the mail log.
> Mar 11 17:04:45 eeyore dccm[23251]: [ID 942336 mail.notice] 1.1.32
> listening to /var/run/dcc/dccm with /var/dcc 
> Mar 11 17:05:55 eeyore sendmail[22535]: [ID 801593 mail.error]
> h2BM2pXb022535: Milter (dcc): write(Q) returned -1, expected 5: Broken
> pipe 
> Mar 11 17:05:55 eeyore sendmail[22535]: [ID 801593]
> h2BM2pXb022535: Milter (dcc): to error state
> Now it's not happening everytime but is frequent enough to stand out as
> something being wrong.

That could be bad, because it suggests the dccm thread closed its end
of the pipe.  
Is the size of the dccm process growing?  Are tmp.* files accumulating
in the log directory?

On the other hand, I've seen the sendmail milter library time out
while waiting for sendmail to get all of a message from the distant
SMTP client, and cause that sort of complaint.

Someone else sent me several hundred tmp.* files that seem related to
a bloating dccm process.  I've feed most of them through sendmail+dccm
without seeing anything odd on FreeBSD or BSD/OS with sendmail 8.12.8.

Vernon Schryver

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