[Mimedefang] Two log message questions

McCarthy, Douglas J dmccart at intel.com
Thu Sep 11 10:18:01 EDT 2003

I see that these questions have been asked before, but I didn't see any answers that helped me in the archives, so I am asking again.

RedHat Linux 7.3
Sendmail 8.12.9
	MIMEDefang 2.31, running in multiplexor mode
	SpamAssassin 2.50
	/usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1/Cwd.pm version 2.04

1) I see this one whenever the multiplexor spawns a new slave:

Sep 10 20:19:16 hermes mimedefang-multiplexor: started; minSlaves=2, maxSlaves=32, maxRequests=500, maxIdleTime=300, busyTimeout=300, clientTimeout=10
Sep 10 20:19:16 hermes mimedefang-multiplexor: Starting slave 0 (pid 3305) (1 running): Bringing slaves up to minSlaves (2)
Sep 10 20:19:16 hermes mimedefang-multiplexor: Slave 0 stderr: Use of uninitialized value in split at /usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1/Cwd.pm line 103.

The Slave number changes, of course, but the warning is the same every time.

The one answer to this which I saw was "make sure $PATH is set in /etc/profile", and it is.  Well, okay, it's set in RedHat's weird "mungepath" way, but the point is that the $PATH environment variable is indeed getting set in /etc/profile.
I am running MIMEDefang as user "defang", which has a shell of /sbin/nologin.  Could this be part of the problem? 

2) Occasionally, we get flooded with this kind of error:

Sep 10 23:31:51 hermes mimedefang-multiplexor: Slave 1 stderr: Use of uninitialized value in null operation at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.1/Mail/SpamAssassin/BayesStore.pm line 336.

And I mean flooded.  So many of those messages come in that syslog can't keep up.

Any pointers would be appreciated!

Doug McCarthy
Sr. Systems Programmer                   And this is artificial moonlight...
Messaging Engineering                    ...and artificial sky.
douglas.j.mccarthy at intel.com

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