On Fri, Jul 04, 2003 at 09:51:06AM +0100, Howard Miller wrote: > Mmm.... > > However this particular system is RedHat 8, and I was having big problems with > daemontools processes just dying (big list of <defunct> processes). This was > reported by others here and there but I never saw (or found) a decent > explanation - I rather came to the conclusion that daemontools was broken in > some way. Hence backing off to the old fashioned solution.
trust me.. daemontools aren't broken :) if theres anything broken that might be RedHat's config, a bunch of <defuncts> might come from wrong run files for example, but without detailed look at them I can't say for sure. > > It is worth noting that this is a *very* low-use mail server, its just used > for a small department/project and only has about 6 users, which is why I > wasn't too worried in the first place. 50 incoming connections strikes me as > extremely unlikely, unless of course something else nasty has happened. Well, give it a try with daemontools, I'll be glad to help with anything you might need there. I bet it's xinetd causing the problems, still it's kinda weird if there are really just 6 users. -- Kiril Todorov < -+- > +359 2 9712013 Bulgaria Online < -+- > http://home.online.bg /* waiting... dreaming... wishing... */