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#36 mix -R don't bounce if there isn't space

closed-wont-fix
Colin Tuckley
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2006-06-25
2002-10-25
Anonymous
No

when running mixmaster (if i remember since mixmaster
2.9b23) directly from the .forward file with the -R
option, if there isn't disk free or the quota is over,
then mixmaster write an error message (can't write
temporary file..), but it do not bounce to the sender!
well the messages are losts.

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  • Len Sassaman
    Len Sassaman
    2002-12-14

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    Unix systems respond in bad ways to being out of disk
    space. At risk of bring a bit BOFHish, I have to suggest you
    not let your disks fill up.

    We will look at this again post 2.9.0. Has Mixmaster *ever*
    sent an error message in this case? (I.e., did previous
    versions do what you want?)

     
  • Len Sassaman
    Len Sassaman
    2002-12-14

    • priority: 5 --> 4
    • status: open --> open-postponed
     
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    I just looked into this - fixing this is not trivial. I
    have to agree with rabbi - best to not let this happen -
    netsaint et al can help you keep an eye to free diskspace.

     
  • Colin Tuckley
    Colin Tuckley
    2006-06-25

    • assigned_to: nobody --> colintu
    • status: open-postponed --> closed-wont-fix
     
  • Colin Tuckley
    Colin Tuckley
    2006-06-25

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    mixmaster returns a non-zero return code in this case.
    Documentation for .forward files indicate that in this case
    the MTA should either queue or bounce the message. Of course
    if the disk is full it may not be able to do this.